The 2015 Lexus NX is one of the most hotly-researched new crossovers. Its nationwide rollout is in full swing, with three models that all look extremely fresh, modern and premium. The performance of the NX200t, NX200t F Sport and NX300h Hybrid are all respectable, and AWD is available across the board for $1500 extra.
Base prices start from just under $35,000 — which is great value for a vehicle that is larger than the BMW X3 inside. The NX is very, very close to the current RX in size, as the next-gen RX350 is expected to grow a bit and make room for a third row of seats.
The builder is remarkably simple, despite around eight colors outside and five inside for all the trims. A few major options you will want? The Navigation package for about $2100 and the Premium package for $3000. What is in this Premium pack to make it a must-click?
The incredibly striking and unique LED triple low and highbeams, of course! Plus the big glass roof and heated/vented seats. All good things.
NX200t Premium Package $2,890
- Expansive moonroof
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Enhanced LED daytime running lights (DRL) with integrated turn indicators
The style of the base NX200t and the NX300h are almost exactly the same, and have an interesting horizontal-bar look in the L-finesse grille. We’d vote for the F Sport styling and dynamics — it looks better and will handle a bit more responsively as well. Same goes for AWD. Good to have, and barely dents fuel economy.
So once you have made your choices, the big variables left are?
Colors and wheels, of course!
See all the shades below from five angles each, plus a comparison of the trim styles, wheels available (three no-cost choices per trim), and the interior color options.
2015 Lexus NX 200t F SPORT
2015 Lexus NX 300h
2015 Lexus NX200t F Sport WHEELS
2015 Lexus NX300h COLORS
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