2016 Lexus NX300h Hybrid

2016 Lexus NX300h Hybrid
With base model NX200t with front wheel drive occupies turbo four cylinder engine having boring style. Moving somewhat up comes NX300h hybrid with all wheel drive and better fuel economy helps company to lures buyer, with 2.5 liter gasoline four cylinder engine for front wheel along with electric motor used in front drive NX300h while with another motor operating helps operating in continuous variable automatic transmission. 67 hp electric motor to rear axle is added for all wheel drive, combined they produce 194 hp. 235 hp is produced by less expensive NX200t using 2.0 liter four cylinder engine. Current version weighs 167 pounds more to last year NX300h.
All wheel drive fails in acceleration, takes 8.8 seconds to reach 60 mph, while front wheel drives takes 8.3 seconds.

Transitions between gasoline to electric can be felt when throttle response goes flatter than normal. In normal mode drive computer put electric over gasoline for a travel. In Eco mode NX slowly looses speed due to flat response from powertrain despite consistent throttle input. Sport mode even fails to provide crossover behaviour.

Both front drive and all wheel drive uses same size tires, here NX300h AWD takes 12 foot more to stop from 70 mph to front drive NX300h.
NX 300h AWD do not have precise suspension as well feels heavy occasionally, car makes hard to provide comfort but with stretch body roll check fails providing steering is connected to differnt car front tires. Four wheel drive is less efficient to two wheel drive as two wheel drive has 33/30 mpg city/highway rating where as four wheel drive has 2 mpg and 1 mpg less comparatively. If fuel economy is your focus grab NX300h. Add ons as power reclining rear seats($400), Luxury package($4505), Navigation ($1875 with luxury pack), adaptive cruise control and emergency braking ($900), Qi inductive phone charger($220), blind sport monitoring with rear cross traffic alert($660).

NX300h is weak in price to joy ratio.

Starting Price $42,260
Vehicle Type 4 door hatchback, front engine, 4 wheel drive
Engine -- DOHC 16-valve Atkinson-cycle 2.5-liter inline-4, 154 hp, 152 lb-ft, -- two permanent-magnet AC synchronous motors, 141 hp (front), 67 hp (rear), -- combined power rating, 194 hp
Transmission continuously variable automatic, manual shifting mode
Wheelbase 104.7 in
Length 182.3 in
Width 73.6 in
Height 64.8 in
Curb weight 4175 lb
Passenger volume 97 cu ft
Cargo volume 17 cu ft
0-60 mph 8.8 secs.
0-100 mph 25.8 secs.
Top speed 116 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 9 secs.
Top gear(30-50 mph) 4.3 secs.
Top gear(50-70 mph) 5.9 secs.
Braking (70-0 mph) 183 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 33/30 mpg
C/D observed 27 mpg
Pros fuel economy due to hybrid, looks
Cons pricey, cheap gas makes hybrid avoidable