2019 Lexus NX Review, Hybrid

The smallest luxury-crossover SUV in the company’s line 2019 Lexus NX is preparing for the release in an upcoming year. This SUV is also one of the most popular because it gives buyers an attractive design, luxury cabin and offers two engine choices. The engine options will include the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a hybrid variant.

Like the previous model, the new one will also share the same platform with the popular Toyota RAV4 model. Also, the 2019 Lexus NX comes with affordable price and models like Infiniti QX30, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA cost a bit less. However, these models do not have the option of a hybrid engine.

2019 Lexus NX

2019 Lexus NX offers more aggressive front end and better suspension system

The exterior of the 2019 Lexus NX is beautiful even the standard version. It offers the same attractive grille with the intricately detailed LED headlight. Also, the newest 3-dimensional sculpting taillights are there and it gives this SUV futuristic look behind especially at night.

This model has a more aggressive front end and better suspension as we compared it with the current one. Also, we can see many newest tech examples is a foot-activated rear liftgate and safety that is rated much better. The Lexus Safety System this year in the standard version will include a forward-collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and auto high beams.

Furthermore, the standard package will also bring 17 x 7.0-in 10-spoke alloy wheels with 225/65R17 all-season tires. The higher trims will be available with 18 x 7.5-in five-spoke alloy wheels with 225/60R18 all-season tires. Dimensionally, the 2019 Lexus NX model measure 182-inch length and 104-inch wheelbase.

2019 Lexus NX interior

2019 Lexus NX interior comes with many techs

The interior of the 2019 Lexus NX comes with many techs and provide great comfort with the quality materials. Also, it gives buyers a very comfortable cabin with lots of space in two rows. The maximum number of passengers are five. The non-hybrid model comes with dual-zone automatic climate control along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. For the infotainment, this model is offered with a Lexus Display Audio with a 7-inch screen. Also, the standard one model will come with a forward-collision warning system, lane-departure warning, auto high beams, and adaptive cruise control.

The much more equipped hybrid model will add Leather package. This package will include drivers-seat memory and heated/ventilated front seats. Also, the Navigation Package will bring Lexus Enform system with Bing, Yelp, iHeartRadio and other apps.

2019 Lexus NX rear

2019 Lexus NX engine options

The model 2019 Lexus NX 300 will be equipped with the turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that will deliver to this SUV 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The acceleration is also good and this type of engine will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7,1 sec.

The next engine is the highlight of the offer because it provides great power and even better fuel economy. It comes with the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that gives 154 HP and is connected to the electric motor that makes with the front electric motor 141 horsepower and with rear 67 HP.

This combination will give a total output of 194 horsepower. Furthermore, the power will go through continuously variable automatic transmission CVT. The 2019 Lexus NX 300h model is available with the front-wheel-drive as standard or all-wheel drive as an option. However, the hybrid is offered with AWD system.

Fuel consumption

As for the fuel economy, the newest 2019 Lexus NX 300 with the turbocharged 2.0 engine gives EPA city/highway fuel economy of 22/28 mpg for the FWD and 22/27 mpg for the AWD. The hybrid version as we said before will be the greenest one. It comes with the AWD system and gives 33/30 mpg (AWD).

2019 Lexus NX hybrid rear

2019 Lexus NX price and release date

The 2019 Lexus NX 200 will keep the same price as the current one. It comes with the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of 37,000. However, if one needs AWD system, it must add to this price little less than $1,500. The hybrid model 300h starts at $41,000. The new and the current model are priced higher than competitors like the Audi Q3, Infiniti QX30 and BMW X1.

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