If you’re looking for an SUV that offers luxury, safety, and reliability, than the upcoming 2022 Lexus NX is the real deal. According to Lexus, the new NX will receive many upgrades and improvements over the current generation. Like before, the NX lineup consists of two versions NX 300 and NX 300h.
Generally, each model has a long list of standard features, decent interior space, and strong resale values. For 2022, the manufacturer will make the cabin more upscale, and it will add more technology. On the other hand, it offers two engine options. The hybrid variant is still the most favorite, providing excellent performance and even better economy.
2022 Lexus NX Facelift
The exterior design of the new 2022 Lexus NX is more attractive than ever. This model is recognized by its spindle grille, LED headlights, and sculpted 3-dimensional taillights. While many manufacturers are coping Audi models, no one can copy Lexus` design language.
Overall, the appearance of NX is unique, and Lexus designs are doing a great job to keep it eye-catchy. The most stylish model is the NX 300h Black Line Special Edition. This model features plenty of black accents, including very attractive 18-inch alloy wheels and a more sporty stance.
More Technology Inside
The cabin of the 2021 Lexus NX is classy and very spacious. Thanks to great arrangements inside, the NX model is available with two rows of seats, providing decent room behind. Behind the rear seats is 17.7 feet cargo capacity, which can be increased by folding them down to around 54.6 cubic feet. However, the hybrid model reduces those numbers to 16.8/53.7 cubic feet.
The NX comes with plenty of standard equipment. This is the part where Lexus models dominate. It includes dual-zone automatic climate control, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, keyless entry/ignition, satellite radio, and advanced Lexus Safety System 2.0+ array. Also, Amazon Alexa compatibility, Wi-Fi, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration are standard. Moreover, the navigation Package is the best option if you need 14-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, a 10.3-in infotainment display, and the Lexus Enform system.
2022 Lexus NX Engine Specs
As we mentioned, the new 2022 Lexus NX is available with two engine options. This model deploys a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that delivers 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It sends power through a 6-speed automatic, and it provides a decent power-to-fuel-economy ratio of 22/28 mpg (FWD & AWD), 22/27 mpg (F Sport).
The NX 300h hybrid is the best option if you’re looking for something more efficient. This version is equipped with an all-wheel-drive, and it uses a 2.5-liter gasoline engine paired with two electric motors. Combined, the hybrid model has an output of 194 horsepower. Unlike the regular NX, this model comes with the fuel-saving continuously variable transmission (CVT). The EPA city/highway fuel economy of hybrid is 33/30 mpg (AWD).
Release Date and Price
The facelifted 2022 Lexus NX will arrive next year. According to news, the forthcoming SUV will cost slightly higher than before. The current model with front-wheel drive has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $37,510. However, the new NX will cost an additional $1500. The NX 300 F Sport will most likely start at $41,000, while all-wheel drive costs an extra $1,400.
The most expensive is the Hybrid 300h that starts at $41,085. Moreover, dressed in the Sport Black Line package, the hybrid price will jump to $47,835. These prices are closest to rivals Acura RDX, Volvo XC60, as well as Jaguar E-Pace.