The forthcoming 2023 Lexus NX is a luxury compact SUV. It is perhaps the most popular company’s SUV that offers great fuel efficiency, smooth ride and a room for five. On top of that, NX comes with an impressive list of tech features and the interior is equipped with high-quality materials. For 2023, this model will get a couple of minor upgrades.
The 2023 NX shares its underpinnings with Toyota RAV4 and two models are very similar. And while you can find more affordable models in the segment, none of the rivals are offering a hybrid powertrain. On the other hand, if you want better cargo space, you should avoid Lexus NX.
Sharper Exterior Design
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The all-new 2023 Lexus NX is about to arrive and it will introduce the latest exterior updates. However, there will be a few of them. Styling still looks sporty and aggressive. It is a good thing, no doubt about it. The front fascia hosts sharper headlights and tapered bumper.
A similar thing can be found in the back of the vehicle. Thanks to its small dimensions, NX is often mistaken for a hatchback. Still, it is one of the most stylish and luxurious crossover-SUVs on the market. For 2023, NX will get a couple of new optional features and slightly modified side profile.
Interior Room, Features, Updates
The interior of the 2023 Lexus NX looks very stylish and modern. It is a perfect combination that looks truly impressive. Some parts are still looking edgier and sharper. Still, a lot of subtle interior cues are visible at first glance. Leather upholstery is optional on the base model. However, the base model still has so much to offer. Plenty of soft-touch surfaces and high-quality materials will provide great comfort.
On the other hand, the interior room isn’t generous at all. If you want a spacious SUV, Lexus NX isn’t the right choice. New BMW X3 is perhaps a better option. But, if you need anything else, this is a model for you. The 2023 model will get even more tech, new touch-pad, and new infotainment system. Visibility is great thanks to the perfect driver’s position and we like the telescoping steering wheel.
Engine Specs and Hybrid Powertrain
The arriving SUV will continue to ride on a 2.0-liter four-cylinder. This engine is good for 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to these figures, the 2023 Lexus NX sprints from 0 to 60 in 7.0 seconds. The small crossover comes with perfect handling and an automatic gearbox. Fuel economy delivers 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
A hybrid powertrain is available on some models too. Lexus deploys a system that combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with the electric motor/generator. Total output delivers 200 horsepower and AWD system is available as standard. More importantly, a hybrid variant is rated at 32 mpg combined.
2023 Lexus NX Price and Release Date
The upcoming 2023 Lexus NX will still cost slightly below $40,000. However, a hybrid version will start closer to $45,000.
Lexus will release its new compact crossover in the coming months. This compact model will most likely hit the dealerships in the first half of 2023.