Lexus has thoroughly revised its NX luxury crossover for the 2022 model year. The gas-only lineup now consists of the NX 250 and the NX 350. The former has a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated engine and standard FWD, while the latter packs a new 2.4-liter turbo-four with 275 hp and standard AWD. In both cases, there is an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, and auto-dimming outside mirrors. The interior upholstery is NuLuxe synthetic leather but this can be upgraded to genuine leather. A 9.8-inch touchscreen interface provides access to the ten-speaker sound system as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto. Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control are all also standard.
Both the 250 and 350 are available in base, Premium, and Luxury sub-trims, with Premium models gaining a hands-free power liftgate, a power tilt-and-slide moonroof, heated and ventilated front seats, and intuitive parking assist with auto braking, rear cross-traffic braking, and rear pedestrian detection. Luxury trims feature a ten-inch color head-up display, and a 14-inch infotainment upgrade with navigation included as standard.