2015 Lexus NX 200t

Lexus' newest crossover is also its smallest and most dramatically styled.

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The crossover makes use of the latest generation of the automaker's L-Finesse design language.

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Between this and the new RC coupe, the future of Lexus design is looking a lot better.

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The NX's sheet metal appears to be tightly drawn over the vehicle's chassis.

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Under the hood is the first turbocharged engine from the Toyota group since the Toyota Supra's 2JZ-GTE engine.

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Power is stated at 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

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Our example was equipped with the automaker's on-demand all-wheel-drive system.

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When cruising, it is the front wheels that handle motivational duties. There is also a 2WD base model available.

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The NX shares its platform and rough dimensions with the Toyota RAV4.

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The LED tail lights are the focal point of many of the NX's character lines.

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A power liftgate is available, but our example was not so equipped.

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The Lexus enters the compact luxury SUV class to do battle with the Lincoln MKC, Acura RDX, Mercedes-Benz GLK, and BMW X3.

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The interior is a new design, but the elements are all familiar to the Lexus family.

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The NX's infotainment system culminates with a 7-inch display that sits atop the center stack. Physical controls for the climate systems jut out toward the driver.

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Down below, the center console is where you'll find the rest of the controls for the infotainment system

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Rather than a joystick, the NX's remote touch controller uses a haptic touchpad. It's like the one on your laptop, but with vibration feedback.

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Steering wheel and voice controls also give the driver options for controlling the Enform system.

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Near the front of the console is the Drive Mode selector that toggles between the Sport, Normal, and Eco programs.

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The screen lacks a shroud, but remained visible even in direct sunlight.

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Navigation map data is stored on a microSD card.

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A pair of USB ports allow the owner to plug in multiple devices or media sources.

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The instrument cluster features a small color LCD between the two analog gauges.

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Push-to-start and smart keyless entry are standard features.

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Like any luxury vehicle worth the money, the NX features an analog clock in the middle of its dashboard.

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Other digital media sources include HD Radio, satellite radio, and a single-disc CD player. Bluetooth for audio streaming, hands-free calling, and text messaging are also standard.

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A rear camera with dynamic guide lines is standard, but the blind-spot monitor and parking proximity sensors are optional extras.

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The Lexus Enform app suite is powered by your smartphone's data connection, bringing audio streaming, destination search, and reservation apps to the dashboard.

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Smaller than the RX, the NX is a much better fit for cramped parking lots and street-side parking.

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Pricing for the NX hasn't been announced, but we expect that it will be competitive with other models in this luxury crossover space.

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