From Gas Hog To Efficiency
March 9, 2018
I traded in my 2015 Lexus GX460 for a 2018 NX300h. The GX was just too big of a vehicle and getting 17mpg didn't make sense. My goal was to downsize to a smaller, practical SUV with better gas mileage and the NX300h seemed to fit what I was looking for. I originally test drove a used 2015 NX300h and was impressed. However, a day later the dealer received a new 2018 NX300h with a red exterior and beige interior, exactly the color combination I like. The 2018 is restyled, although exterior styling isn't noticeable, the interior was redone with nicer appointments, such as the window switches and climate controls. One big bonus with this particular vehicle was, although it's fully equipped with most of everything, it does not have navigation. Perfect as I use Google Maps on my phone anyways (even on my RC350 that has navigation), so it was nice not to have to pay for a feature I would never use anyways.
The car just very nice, even better than the 2015 I drove. Even in Sport mode I get very good gas mileage. It still takes a little getting used to driving a hybrid, but the transition from electric to gas and back is pretty seamless.