Key specs of the base trim
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- Cabin quality
- Relatively roomy backseat
- Many standard features, upscale options
- Fuel efficiency with either drivetrain
- Responsive transmission in NX 200t
- Engine/transmission response in NX 300h
- Mushy brakes in NX 300h
- Smallish cargo area
- Usability of navigation system
Five-seat crossover SUV slots below RX 350
Turbo NX 200t or hybrid NX 300h
Front- or all-wheel drive
F Sport model available (NX 200t)
What Is the 2016 Lexus NX 200t?
The 2016 Lexus NX 200t is a five-seat compact SUV that competes with the Acura RDX, Audi Q5 and BMW X3. It's offered in two trim levels: Base and F Sport. All-wheel drive is available on both trims. There's also an NX 300h Hybrid, which is covered separately.
What's New on the 2016 Lexus NX 200t?
The Lexus NX gets subscription-based Lexus Enform Remote, which lets the driver unlock the doors or start the engine from their smartphone. In addition, Lexus Enform Service Connect provides maintenance and warning light notifications, as well as a vehicle health report that can be viewed via an app or website.
How Does the 2016 Lexus NX 200t Compare to Other SUVs?
The NX provides some driving fun and occupant comfort, but its smaller size means anyone with serious cargo needs should look elsewhere or stick to the brand's popular RX.
What Features in the 2016 Lexus NX 200t Are Most Important?
The 2016 Lexus NX 200t comes equipped with a 235-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a six-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel drive and 17-inch wheels. Heated side mirrors, a backup camera and a spoiler are also standard. The cabin includes power front seats, iPod connectivity, Bluetooth streaming audio, automatic air conditioning and a split, folding backseat. As required in all new vehicles in this model year, front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are standard equipment.
Significant available features include all-wheel drive, 18-inch wheels, a power liftgate, a power moonroof, auto-dimming side mirrors and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Cabin add-ons include a navigation system, a heated steering wheel and heated and ventilated front seats. Driver assists like a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, a pre-collision system with adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning are also available.
Should I Buy the 2016 Lexus NX 200t?
Cabin quality, generous features and a spacious backseat are a few of the 2016 Lexus NX's strengths. It's also a fuel-efficient SUV, whether it's equipped with front- or all-wheel drive. If you need a spacious cargo area, however, you may want to consider the Lexus RX.
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The 2016 Lexus NX 200t crossover SUV and its hybrid variant, the NX 300h, slot below the RX in Lexus' lineup. It seats ... Read More
Nice looking, reliable, luxury but low key.
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Very fast and reliable car
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The 2016 Lexus NX 200t currently has 1 recall
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
48 months / 50,000 miles
72 months / 70,000 miles
48 months / unlimited distance