2017 Lexus NX Overview
In the past, Lexus vehicles were known for their modest exterior designs, which some people described as bland or unexciting, but Lexus has a come a long way since then and now offers some of the most distinctive vehicles you’ll see on the road today. Take for instance the 2017 Lexus NX; while this model is based on the Toyota RAV4’s platform, it looks nothing like Toyota’s compact crossover. The Lexus NX sets itself apart thanks to a massive front grille, bold bodylines, and eye-catching headlights. When you combine those features with an equally provocative interior and multiple engine options, then it’s easy to see why the NX has quickly become one of Lexus’ most talked about crossovers.
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What’s new for the 2017 Lexus NX?
The 2017 Lexus NX carries over relatively unchanged from the previous model year. The most notable change is the Turbo trim gets the Scout GPS app, which shows travel routes via the driver or passenger’s phone.
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2017 Lexus NX Exterior
The 2017 Lexus NX features a bold and daring exterior design that’s highlighted by the crossover’s thin LED headlights, LED fog lights, and distinctive LED taillights. In other words, the new Lexus NX comes standard with full LED lighting. Other standard features on this crossover include 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels and roof rails, which can be used to haul anything from camping equipment to a number of suitcases. Furthermore, buyers with deep enough pockets for the F Sport model will see larger 18-inch rims and other sport accents added to their vehicle. Exterior color options include Eminent White Pearl, Nebula Gray Pearl, Silver Lining Metallic, Atomic Silver, Obsidian, Matador Red Mica, Autumn Shimmer, and Blue Vortex Metallic.
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Exterior available on the 2017 Lexus NX Turbo
- Automatic on/off headlights, LED headlamps, Power-adjustable heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn indicators, 17-inch alloy wheels, Roof rails, Illuminated door handles
Exterior available on the 2017 Lexus NX Turbo F Sport
- Adds to or replaces NX Turbo features: 18-inch wheels, Sport-tuned suspension, Exclusive F Sport exterior styling
Exterior available on the 2017 Lexus NX 300h
- 17-inch alloy wheels, Automatic LED headlights, LED foglights, LED taillights, Heated exterior mirrors, Daytime Running Lights, Power-adjustable heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn indicators
2017 Lexus NX Performance
The 2017 Lexus NX comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, which is notable as this is the first turbo-four produced by Toyota’s luxury brand. Rated at 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, this engine allows the NX crossover to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds, according to Lexus’ official web site. That motor is paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox which directs power to the vehicle’s front wheels, unless you upgrade to the company’s all-wheel drive system. What’s more, the NX hybrid makes use of 2.5-liter four-banger that works with an additional electric motor to produce a total of 194 horsepower.
2017 Lexus NX Efficiency
The 2017 Lexus NX’s efficiency ratings depend on each person’s choice of powertrain option and driving system. Consumers who go with the Turbo model will experience EPA-estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, while the F-Sport yields slightly decreased highway efficiency at 27 mpg. Those people looking for the most efficient version of the NX should consider the hybrid model. That’s because it’s good for 33 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. which is respectable considering the NX hybrid also comes standard with all-wheel drive. As far as fuel tank size, the NX comes in at 15.9 gallons.
2017 Lexus NX Interior
The 2017 Lexus NX provides seating for up to five passengers and comes generously equipped with standard features like an eight-speaker audio system, tinted glass, and a rearview camera. What’s more, while the cabin isn’t as striking as the vehicle’s exterior, the inside still features plenty of excitement thanks to a tilt-and-slide moonroof and deeply bolstered sports seats. In addition, Lexus offers a Leather package with the NX, which not so coincidentally adds heated and ventilated seats covered in leather upholstery. On top of these extravagant features, the new Lexus also provides 17.7 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats, but the second row can fold down, exposing more than 56 cubes to store larger items.
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Interior available on the 2017 Lexus NX Turbo
- Leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls, Multi-adjustable power driver seat, Multi-adjustable power passenger seat, Dual-zone front automatic climate control, Rear seat climate control vents, Interior air filter, Tinted Glass, Interior day/night electrochromic rearview mirror, Bluetooth® technology, Electronic parking aid camera, Eight speakers, Voice-activated controls, Real-time traffic information, Satellite radio, Auxiliary input jack, Telematic system, Keyless entry, 12-volt power outlet, High-resolution color LCD multimedia display, Lexus Enform Remote mobile app, Siri® Eyes Free, Drive Mode Select
Interior available on the 2017 Lexus NX Turbo F Sport
- Adds to or replaces NX Turbo features: F Sport leather-trimmed steering wheel; G-force and turbo-boost displays; Special F Sport interior trim
Interior available on the 2017 Lexus NX 300h
- Dual-zone automatic climate control, Eight-way power front seats, Leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls, Rear seat climate control vents, Premium vinyl upholstery, Lexus Enform Remote® mobile app, Bluetooth® technology, Electronic parking aid camera, Eight speakers, Real-time traffic information, Voice-activated controls, Satellite radio, Auxiliary input jack, Telematic system, Smart Key System, 12-volt power outlet, Cruise control, 7-inch central display screen, CD player
2017 Lexus NX Safety
Not only did the 2017 Lexus NX earn the best possible safety rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but it also picked up prestigious Top Safety Pick+ honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The latter honor is even more notable given the fact that, besides acing all five crashworthiness tests and earning an “Exceptional” score for its front crash prevention system, this year vehicles had to pass the IIHS’s new evaluation that measures the effectiveness of each vehicle’s headlights. The Lexus NX passed thanks to its LED projector low beams and halogen reflector high beams.
Standard Safety Features
- Stability control
- Electronic traction control
- Standard 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
- Brake assist system
- Tire pressure monitor
- Daytime running lights
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