New 2023 Lexus NX (Overview). HIGHS
– Four powertrain choices, spacious for a small luxury SUV, a bevy of standard tech features.
– Blasé handling, needs more sound deadening, hardly a rocket.
– With upscale looks, a handsomely appointed interior, and a distant, uninvolving driving personality, the NX SUV restates the well known Lexus luxury formula in a subcompact size.
The NX 350 is an all-around solid compact luxury SUV boasting an upscale, high-quality interior and plenty of standard driver assist features. While the NX is not at the forefront of the class with respect to cargo capacity, interior space or all-out performance, it does well enough in every category to make it a worthwhile choice.
Roomy and attractive cabin
Many desirable standard features
Strong fuel economy
Less cargo space than most competitors
– What’s new
The NX 350 carries over unchanged
Part of the second NX generation introduced for 2022
The Lexus NX returned last year reinvigorated with revamped styling, a larger engine, more power, a new transmission and a vastly improved infotainment system. The changes have helped the 2023 Lexus NX 350 better challenge rival small luxury SUVs like the Acura RDX, Mercedes-Benz GLC and newcomer Genesis GV70.