Lexus NX review - prices, specs and 0-60 time - Interior and Tech

Distinctive and beautifully made, but no good to drive

Evo rating
Price
from £29,995
  • F Sport looks sharp, exceptional build quality, low tax bills
  • Badly needs a diesel engine, awful hybrid CVT, inert to drive

In any version of the NX fitted with leather upholstery it feels like a car from the class above - it really is that good. The fit and finish are exceptional and every switch, button and knob moves with well-oiled precision and damping. Not only that, but it gives the sense that it'll feel the no different in about 20 years.

But it's not all good. The centre console is a bit of a mess with its myriad small buttons and Christmas tree-like cluster of distracting little green lights. Also, while the rotary controller and wrist pad are tactile enough, the way the cursor latches to parts of the screen feels like old tech.

It's undeniably at its best in F Sport guise, as the interior enhancements really lift the ambience. And there are loads of neat little touches to endear it to its owner too - such as the removable vanity mirror in the centre console that's lined in leather and magnetically held in place.

Possibly a different sort of driver will appreciate the seamlessly shape-changing instruments in the F Sport car too. Depending on the mode selected, there's either a blue and green eco meter or a suitably sporting rev counter. It's the transition between the two that fascinates though.

Most Popular

Aston Martin V12 Vantage officially coming in 2022
V12 Vantage teaser
Aston Martin Vantage

Aston Martin V12 Vantage officially coming in 2022

Aston Martin’s dreamy small body/big engine combo is back, a new V12 Vantage is coming next year
1 Dec 2021
Audi RS3 2021 review - Audi Sport set to take on AMG’s A45S
Audi RS3 review 2021
Audi RS3

Audi RS3 2021 review - Audi Sport set to take on AMG’s A45S

Audi’s new RS3 hyper hatch finally gets the technology to take on AMG’s range-topper
22 Nov 2021
2022 Alpine A110 revealed – new A110 GT and sharper A110 S headline changes
Alpine A110 S – front tracking
Alpine A110

2022 Alpine A110 revealed – new A110 GT and sharper A110 S headline changes

Key updates for the range to further broaden the range and further focus top-spec A110 S
24 Nov 2021