Lexus NX 450h+ long-term test: report 2

Earlier this year, we named the Lexus NX 450h+ the best plug-in hybrid on sale, but now we're seeing if it continues to impress when you live with it every day...

LT Lexus NX450h+ in Center Parcs car park

The car Lexus NX 450h+ Premium Pack Run by Will Williams, senior photographer

Why it's here To see if this plug-in hybrid can suit someone who covers a lot of miles, while serving as both family transport and a working vehicle

Needs to Combine the practicality and wow factor that you'd expect from a large, prestige SUV, with the low running costs you wouldn't

Mileage 4466 List price £50,950 Target Price £50,950 Price as tested £57,370 Test Economy 74.5mpg Official Economy 256.8mpg

8 June 2022 – Relaxing holiday

Shortly after the arrival of the Lexus NX, my family and I headed off in it for a break at Longleat Center Parcs, with this giving me a good chance to put its practicality to the test.

Fortunately, we managed to squeeze everything in we needed. And bar my son Callum chattering away in his child seat, there was little to disturb the peace.

In fact, the NX is so hushed and soothing that it wasn’t long before Callum was fast asleep.

Double glazed front side windows help, keeping wind noise to an absolute minimum. As does the fact that the electric range on a full charge has now climbed to an impressive 50 miles.

LT Lexus NX450h+ rear - unloading boot at Center Parcs

As a result, we arrived with enough in the battery to be able to deposit our luggage at our lodge in silence while not polluting the forest air.

We finished our trip with a visit to Longleat Safari Park, and again the NX was brilliant here. We were able to trundle through the enclosures without making any noise, meaning we could get up close to the lions and tigers and keep our little monkey in the back happy.

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