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.