2017 Lexus NX 200T Review: A Standout Small Luxury Crossover SUV

Feb 24, 2017 08:00 AM EST | BC Tabotabo

The 2017 Lexus NX 200T is a small luxury crossover SUV that stands out in a crowd. It has an aggressive styling, a beautiful and spacious interior, and great tech features.

Pros and Features. The 2017 NX 200T is a five-passenger compact SUV. The NX is also available in a hybrid NX 300h. It has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is capable of 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

According to Car and Driver, the NX200T looks like a sports car. It has a chiseled body and angle-eyed bright headlights.

The Lexus crossover SUV features 17-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, and keyless ignition and entry. It also features LED fog lights and running lights, a rearview camera, and automatic dual-zone climate control. It also has Bluetooth connectivity and a 7-inch Lexus Display Audio interface, as well as a Scout GPS Link navigation app.

There is an NX200T F Sport package which includes 18-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, and special exterior styling elements. A unique interior trim and NuLuxe color schemes, as well as a sport steering wheel and aggressively bolstered seats, are also part of the package.

The 2017 Lexus NX 200T also has several package upgrades and options. There is a Comfort Package, a Premium package, a Luxury package, and a Comfort and Premium Package.

Additional options may also be availed of. This includes front and rear parking sensors, a lane departure warning system, and adaptive cruise control. There is also a special Navigation package which adds a full Lexus navigation system.

Cons. The NX200T has a small cargo capacity. It also has a potentially annoying and frustrating Remote Touch tech interface.

According to Top Gear, it has a poor ride quality and handling. In addition, its hybrid engine is also insignificant and the SUV also doesn't have a diesel option.

What's New? The 2017 NX200T receives a minor upgrade. It now has a standard Scout GPS Link navigation app that can stream from a smartphone.

Verdict. The 2017 Lexus NX 200T is a top choice. It is affordable, has the cool looks of a sports car, has a high-quality interior, and great tech features. While some may say it has an "identity crisis," driving around in a sports car looking SUV is always fun.

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