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The 2024 Lexus NX 350h Luxury AWD Hybrid SUV

The 2024 Lexus NX 350h Luxury AWD Hybrid SUV

What is a NX? The NX is a compact luxury hybrid SUV built in the Cambridge, Ontario, Canada assembly plant and sold in North America by Lexus. The 2024 Lexus NX 350h base price starts at only $43,465, and it comes standard with a gas engine, a hybrid battery electric powertrain, all wheel drive (AWD) and a long list of comfort, safety and convenience packages, with advanced technology, all rolled into one very nice SUV.

In fact, the 2024 Lexus NX 350h Hybrid has a 0 to 60 MPH time of only 7.2 seconds, a full 1.5 seconds quicker than the prior generation. This electrified drive train now has more horsepower in addition to getting 41 MPG in city driving, 37 MPG on the highway, and it gets a fantastic 39 MPG in overall combined driving. It has a smog rating of 7 and a greenhouse gas rating of 7; both out of 10. Not only do you get to drive this Lexus as an HEV electric car, your gas mileage and emissions output are in the excellent level range.

This week Lexus sent me a 2024 NX 350h AWD SUV to test drive and review. The base window sticker price for this Luxury edition is $48,795. The options on the test SUV are: the digital rear view mirror for $200, the 20″ alloy wheels for $1,310, the power folding heated rear seats for $1,030, the Mark Levinson sound system for $1,020, the premium paint for $500, the panoramic view monitor with lane change assist, a front cross traffic alert system for $1,070, the advanced parking system for $480, the wireless phone charging pad for $450, the carpeted rear cargo mat for $140, the door edge guards for $155 and the rear bumper protector pad for $130. The manufactures suggested retail price (MSRP), including the $1,150 destination charge is: $56,430.

After adding in the state and local sales tax, plus the DMV and dealer fees, the out the door and in your garage total purchase price came to: $63,484. At just $516 less than $64 Grand you’re driving a 2024 Lexus SUV with the Luxury package and AWD. It has great gas mileage, low emissions, and a lot of technology, comfort, and safety features that rival competitors SUV’s. For thousands of dollars less, you get the prestige of driving a Lexus.

The 2024 Lexus 350h hybrid Luxury SUV is powered by a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder gas engine with 2 electric motors that together make 240 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque. It’s bolted to an 8 speed electronic CVT continuously variable transmission and sent into an AWD traction control system.  A special note is that the Lexus hybrid battery warranty coverage is for 10 years or 150,000 miles; whichever occurs first.

The Luxury and Comfort items include: a dual zone climate control system, a leather trimmed steering wheel, a power moonroof, a power rear lift gate with a kick to open sensor, rain sensing windshield wipers, a power adjustable steering column, a power drivers seat with memory, intuitive parking assist, power leather trimmed heated and ventilated front seats, ambient lighting, head up display and black open pore wood grained interior trim.

Tech is supported by a 4G connected interface system with a 14″ center stack touch screen, cloud navigation, intelligent assist, destination assist, drive connect, safety connect, service connect, Wi-Fi connect, an AT&T hotspot, SiriusXM radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It has everything you need to stay in touch and up to date 24/7.

The Safety list starts with the Lexus Safety 3.0 system, lane tracing assist, road sign assist, pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, dynamic radar cruise control, curved road speed management, lane departure alert with steering wheel assist, high beam intelligent headlamps, blind spot monitors, digital door latches with safe exit assist, LED headlights, LED tail lamps, LED fog lamps and factory installed cargo roof rails.

The 2024 NX 350h hybrid Luxury edition is pretty much everything you will need in a compact size SUV. Its gas electric hybrid drive train will beat almost all other SUV’s with its excellent gas mileage, and electrified efficiency. It also has the comfort, luxury and technology that you would expect from an upscale SUV builder like Lexus.

So, call, click or visit your local Lexus dealer for a test drive, and a Bottom Line price review, on the 2024 Lexus NX 350h Luxury AWD SUV. And remember that the base price for a new NX 350h starts at only $43,465. Lexus – Experience Amazing.

Be smart, stay safe, and just breathe. Remember, You Are What You Drive, and maybe, just for those reasons alone, you should Drive one, Buy one, Today. Have a great day, drive safely, and enjoy the ride, as the future looks nice and bright – Tony the Car Guy.

This Bottom Line new vehicle review is a Nut & Bolt and Dollars & Sense editorial provided by Tony Leopardo. Tony the Car Guy is an automotive writer, editor and publisher in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you have a question, or comment for Tony, send it to tonyleo@pacbell.net and visit AutoWire.Net at www.autowire.net