For 2018, the new 2018 Lexus NX 200t features a new aggressive styling and a high-tech interior which might arguably be its strongest attractions. It suffers from one thing though – a modest cargo capacity. Other features that make it a stand out include an impeccable cabin construction, a smooth and quiet engine, improved interior dimensions, copious high-tech features, and lots of standard features for the money. The following is a comprehensive review about what the Lexus NX 200t.
2018 Lexus NX 200t Release Date & Price
Details of its release and pricing are still under wraps for now. We however expect it to go for sale sometime this fall with a base price of around $34,000. Leasing will be available.
With the level of competition experienced in the compact luxury SUV group, automotive companies ought to think long and hard before releasing one of their own. Lexus, known for its upscale offerings, is set to offer the new and redesigned 2018 NX 200t. It has managed to remain competitive, just like its NX 300h sibling via constant changes and redesigns.
The changes start from the exterior facet that is now defined by the bold slashes and angles that make its rivals look tame. One thing is for sure, Lexus owners can at least get an assurance that they won’t lose their vehicle in a crowded parking lot. Aside from the bold exterior styling, the 2018 Lexus NX 200t interior is also a masterpiece. Every facet is plastered with high-quality materials and the dashboard is at once sporty and upscale.
But not all is well for the NX 200t. The cargo volume is modest from a utility point of view. However, it may be the only major downside and those who will find a way past that will definitely enjoy what it offers on other areas. The cabin, for instance, is well-laid out and comes with an impressive tech roster and an updated infotainment system.
Hot on the heels of the 2018 Lexus NX 200t are fresher and newer alternatives such as the Acura RDX, BMW X3, Audi Q5, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.
2018 Lexus NX 200t Review of Interior & Exterior
The vehicle under review is offered in one well-equipped trim model. It sits five passengers and belongs to the compact luxury crossover SUV segment. The 2018 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid review is separately offered.
Some of the standard equipment available include LED brakelights, a cargo cover, reclining and folding rear seats, a premium vinyl upholstery, a rear privacy glass, a seven-inch display screen, Siri Eyes Free voice, satellite and HD radio, a rearview camera, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic LED headlights, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, dual USB ports, Siri Eyes Free voice controls, an auxiliary audio jack, an eight-way power front seats, keyless entry and ignition, automatic LED headlights, a CD player, and the Display Audio electronics interface.
The F-Sport package comes equipped with an enhanced engine note, paddle shifters, eighteen-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension system, special interior trim, and additional gauges.
Options available include eighteen-inch wheels, a sunroof, various Lexus Enform smartphone-integrated apps, a power-folding rear seat, automatic wipers, a power liftgate, ventilated and heated front seats, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, wood trim, two additional speakers, a wireless charging tray, advanced safety systems, a towing package, upgraded LED headlamps, front and rear parking sensors, and a navigation system.
2018 Lexus NX 200t Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the 2018 Lexus NX 200t is a 235 horsepower – generating 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s also credited for offering 258 lbs. ft. of torque. Default systems include a FWD and a six-speed automatic transmission system.
0-60 mph takes 7 seconds with the 2018 Lexus NX 200t. As per EPA estimates, expect the AWD models to check in at 24 mpg of combined city and highway cruising, and 25 mpg for the FWD versions.
Some of the safety features to expect include antilock disc brakes, a rearview camera, a driver knee airbag, full-length side curtain airbags, traction and stability control, automatic crash notification, a front passenger cushion airbag, a frontal collision mitigation system, automatic braking system, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, and adaptive cruise control.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 8.7 in. (104.7 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.3 in. (182.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.6 in. (73.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 97 ft³
Cargo volume: 17 ft³
Curb weight: 3940 lbs
Top Speed: 116 mph
0-60: 7,0 sec
MPG: 22/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Atomic Silver, Autumn Shimmer, Blue Vortex Metallic, Eminent White Pearl, Matador Red Mica, Nebula Gray Pearl, Obsidian, Silver Lining Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs
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