2017 Lexus NX 200t Release Date, Specs, Info – The new 2017 Lexus NX 200t comes with a high-tech interior and an aggressive exterior design, but with a limited cargo space it might not be the best option for customers shopping for family-oriented vehicles. Some of its pros include a quiet and smooth engine, an impeccable cabin construction, copious high-tech features, and a generous backseat. Its date of release should be expected in the latter end of next year.
With each passing year, it has become increasingly difficult to stand out in a field as competitive as the compact luxury sports utility vehicle segment. But regardless of the task, the Lexus NX 200t has always been willing to give it a shot. Love it or hate it, the NX unique sense of style is something worth getting bragging rights. Its exterior features a bold slashes and angles that make its competitors look tame.
However, reasonable and seasoned shoppers in its segment may differ about its exterior uniqueness. Much can be said about it exterior but less can be talked about when you come inside. From a utility stand point, the NX scores poorly as it diminishes the appeal often associated with owning an SUV.
But if that is not your priority, the NX offers plenty of features and technologies to help offset its cargo space downside. The dashboard is upscale and sporty and comes furnished with lots of high-quality surfaces. The seats are comfortable and supportive. Lots of leg-and headroom space is available even for backseat passengers.
In all fairness, its rivals offer better features and technologies. For instance, the 2017 BMW X3 and Audi Q5 offer an exemplary performance via its wide selection of engines; plenty of cargo space; and a brand known for luxury, reliability, and upscale technologies. Other rivals include the 2017 Acura RDX, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC.
Available Trims – Lexus NX 200t
The five-passenger 2017 Lexus NX 200t luxury crossover is available in a single trim level. You can also check the NX 300h Hybrid in a separate review.
2017 Lexus NX 200t – Interior & Exterior
Standard 200t equipment and technologies include automatic climate control, cruise control, LED automatic headlights, 17” alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding and reclining rear seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, eight-way power front seats, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, an auto-dimming mirror, a cargo cover, “NuLuxe” premium vinyl upholstery, and cruise control.
Technology features available include satellite and HD radio, smartphone app integration, a 7-inch display screen, Siri Eyes Free voice connectivity, an eight-speaker sound system, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, a rearview camera, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a USB port, and Lexus Enform Service Connect.
The 200t F Sport package available adds additional gauges, 18-inch wheels, paddle shifters, special interior trim, styling elements, and a sport-tuned suspension system.
The optional Comfort package bundles driver memory settings, and a power-adjustable steering wheel. The Premium package bundles a sunroof, 18” wheels, ventilated and heated front seats, and auto-dimming exterior mirrors. The Luxury package comes packed with wood trim, a heated steering wheel, automatic wipers, power liftgate, and leather upholstery.
Stand-alone options include a wireless charging tray for Qi-compatible smartphones, upgraded LED headlamps, various additional safety features, and front and rear parking sensors, two additional speakers, and the Remote Touch electronics interface.
Buyers shouldn’t expect to see any radical exterior 200t changes. Nonetheless, it offers a cool, modern ambiance that compares to nothing else in its class. The materials used and overall body construction is evidently top notch. Details like wood trim, contrast stitching and a modern analogue clock add a crisp finish to its cabin.
Release Date & Price Estimate – 2017 Lexus NX 200t
Industry pundits’ reports allege the NX 200t will probably hit showrooms in the latter end of next year. As for its price, expect an MSRP starting price of $34,965.
2017 Lexus NX 200t Engine Specs
A turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0L engine comes equipped under the hood of the 2017 Lexus NX 200t. Its output – 235 hp and 258 lbs. ft. of torque is routed to the front wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system. The AWD is available as an option.
Test drives conducted on the 2017 Lexus NX 200t have yielded a 0-60 acceleration of the segment-average 7 seconds.
Although the 2017 EPA ratings for the NX 200t haven’t been conducted yet, we expect the front wheel drive model to return 22/28/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 24 mpg/combined with the fuel-sapping AWD.
Wheelbase: 104.7 in
Length: 182.3 in
Width: 73.6 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 54.6 cu.ft
Curb weight: 3,940 lbs
Top Speed: 124 mph
0-60: 6,9 sec
MPG: 22/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Atomic Silver, Autumn Shimmer, Blue Vortex Metallic, Eminent White Pearl, Matador Red Mica, Nebula Gray Pearl, Obsidian…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs