Compact luxury crossover SUVs have been a huge hit with consumers, and the NX 200t is Lexus' first foray into this class. Not only is the Lexus NX 200t significantly smaller than the company's perennially popular RX crossover, it's wholly different in personality. Its styling is adventurous and its driving character genuinely sporty, as both draw inspiration from the Lexus IS sport sedan.
For power, the NX 200t features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that's smooth and surprisingly quiet. It should please even those accustomed to six cylinders thrumming under the hood. Compared to earlier Lexus crossovers, the NX 200t's ride is firmer, its steering is more responsive and body motions are more controlled when driving around turns or going over bumps and dips. If you're looking for a Lexus that's engaging to drive, the NX is up your alley. Inside, the NX features typical Lexus levels of fit and finish, with high-quality materials found throughout the cabin. Rear passengers will find the backseat impressively roomy, though the trade-off is a rather small cargo hold.