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Lexus NX 450h+ (2022): Plug-in hybrid SUV under test

It should happen that he is whistled at. Don’t panic, nothing sexist, we’re talking about the new Lexus NX. The grill wildly jagged and huge – that’s striking. And provokes. Especially the rather well-behaved German premium SUVs Q5, X3, GLC, which the NX is targeting.

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With hardly any changes in external dimensions (length and width each plus two centimeters), 95 percent of the parts are new, says Lexus. The space is okay in the front and rear without being particularly generous, others in this class offer significantly more. The trunk is also below average at 545 to 1436 liters, as is the permitted trailer load of a slim 1.5 tons.

There is a nice atmosphere inside

The strengths of the Lexus are clearly in another area: the NX is elegantly furnished and processed carefully and with a love for detail. Nice atmosphere on board. The instruments are visually great, easy to read, offer a lot of information, and the menus on the huge 14-inch touchscreen are well structured, albeit very extensive.

Lexus NX 450h+

Noble and good: the Lexus NX is processed with love for detail, the instruments are optically great and offer a lot of information.

The nervous and multi-assigned sensor buttons in the steering wheel take some getting used to. Another special feature are the doors, which unlock electromechanically at the touch of a button – a bit unusual at first, but then very convenient.

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electric motors

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V max

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transmission

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drive

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test car tires

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base price***

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Test car price*** (is evaluated)

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1 electric motor each at the front and rear

227 at 3200 rpm/270/121

stepless automatic (E-CVT)

Bridgestone Alenza 001 RFT

4660/1865-2150**/1670mm


The NX is available as a 350h as a classic hybrid with 244 hp and as the 450h+ as the plug-in hybrid tested here. The system consists of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 185 hp and two electric motors, front with 182, rear with 54 hp, lithium-ion battery with 18.1 kWh and of course the Toyota planetary gear. The four-wheel drive is realized with the electric motor on the rear axle.
Lexus NX 450h+

Neat: With a full battery, the NX 450h+ covered 56 kilometers in the test. Consumption is pleasantly low at 5.1 l/100 km.


Purely electrically, 56 kilometers are possible

The system performance is 309 hp, can be charged with 6.6 kW. Purely electrically, the NX managed 56 kilometers in the test, drives quietly and smoothly. If the petrol engine is added, the hybrid system, which is constantly being refined by Toyota, now reacts quite quickly to the gas, can be dosed well, and the transitions are smooth.
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(60% Hybrid / 40% E share)

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5.1L S + 10.7kWh/100km

640 km + 56 km electric


As always, you should get used to it and let the hybrid run, avoid hectic. Full throttle, for example, is acknowledged by the petrol engine with an agonized howl. If you trust the hybrid, you will be rewarded: The test consumption of 5.1 liters is really impressive.

Price: It gets expensive at the checkout

Because we’re still talking about 309 hp: The NX is quick when needed, the traction is very good, the 6.3 seconds for the sprint from 0 to 100 speak for themselves. The brakes, on the other hand, were not so great: the NX only stopped after more than 37 meters in the test. Like the BMW X3 30e (292 hp), the NX 450h+ only starts at 60,300 euros. That also provokes whistles…

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Lexus NX 450h+ in review


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