In this section:
- Driving position and dashboard
- Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
The front seats in the Lexus NX are some of the best you’ll find in any large SUV. They’re heavily bolstered and have a wide range of adjustments. On the 350h they’re electrically adjustable from Premium Plus Pack and up, while all 450h models get electric adjustment for the seat and steering wheel as standard.
In terms of the driving position itself, you sit higher up than you do in the Audi Q5 but a touch lower than in the BMW X3 and the Volvo XC60 – a nice compromise that should suit most drivers.
The 450h also gets a 360-degree camera and LED headlights with self-dipping technology as standard. To get them on the 350h you need to opt for the Premium Plus Pack.
Sat nav and infotainment
We’ve given Lexus some flack in the past for its overly complicated infotainment systems. Thankfully, the NX has a much more intuitive system that won’t leave you tearing your hair out.
It's a touchscreen – measuring 9.8in on entry-level NX and Premium Pack models and 14in on other trims – so it's more distracting than the rotary controller interface in the X3. The smaller screen is slow to respond and struggles to load menus smoothly, which is frustrating and distracting. The larger 14in screen is far better, with larger icons that are well spaced out, and the screen responds quickly to prods. It’s certainly better than the XC60's system.