The Lexus NX was new for 2015 and, since its debut, has received only minor changes. Power still comes in the form of a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine that delivers 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Fuel economy is rated at an EPA-estimated 22/27-28 mpg city/highway for the 2016 model year; 2017 ratings haven’t yet been released.
While the aggressive exterior may be polarizing to some, the luxurious interior helps draw in more buyers. The infotainment system is controlled with a touchpad instead of the mouse-like control that many other Lexus models feature. When equipped with the Luxury package, the 2017 NX 200t adds a perforated leather-trimmed interior, Linear Black Shadow wood trim, a leather-trimmed heated steering wheel and leather-trimmed shift knob, and a power liftgate.