- Body Type: SUV , 4WD/AWD
- Drive: AWD
- 36 Months
- Torque: 258 ft-lbs.
- Year: 2016
- Engine Size: 2.0L
- Transmission: Automatic
- Fuel Type: Gas
- Cylinders: 4
- Horsepower: 235 hp
- EPA Mileage (CTY/HWY): 22/28 mpg
2016 Lexus NX 200t Overview
NX is an unqualified success on the inside. The dashboard is at once sporty and upscale, with high-quality materials everywhere you look and touch. Comfortable, well-bolstered seats provide plenty of room — yes, even for adults in the backseat. The downside to the compact exterior dimensions is the relatively small cargo volume, which diminishes the appeal of this crossover SUV from a utility standpoint. But if you can live with that, you’ll get a refined and capable turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the bargain, not to mention an impressive tech roster that’s marred only by a frustrating infotainment controller and the absence of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, LED foglights and running lights, rear privacy glass, LED brakelights, keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, “NuLuxe” premium vinyl upholstery, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, eight-way power front seats (with two-way power driver lumbar adjustment), a 60/40-split folding and reclining rear seat, a cargo cover and an auto-dimming mirror. Standard technology features include a 7-inch display screen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Siri Eyes Free voice controls for iPhones, the Display Audio electronics interface and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB port. Also standard is Lexus Enform Service Connect, a service that permits remote vehicle status reports and maintenance alerts through a website or your smartphone.
The NX 200t F Sport package adds unique 18-inch wheels and styling elements along with summer tires, a sport-tuned suspension, paddle shifters, additional gauges, special interior trim, and an enhanced engine note that is synthesized through the car’s sound system.
2016 Lexus NX 200t Driving Impression/Review
The NX 200t represents a renewed focus on driving enjoyment from Lexus. Its ride is relatively firm and its steering responsive, with body motions nicely controlled through turns and over bumps and dips. The NX connects with its driver to a degree that you might not expect in a Lexus SUV, and the optional F Sport package tries even harder with its sport-tuned suspension and admittedly extraneous Active Sound Control feature that pumps artificial engine noise into the cabin. Also in the extraneous-but-enjoyable camp are the F Sport’s paddle shifters and its tuner-style boost gauge.