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A Mom’s View: 2016 Lexus 200NX Auto Review

 

New wheels for the week courtesy of @toyotausa and @lexususa #lexus #portlandautoshow #toyotaportland

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One thing I love about new vehicles is the technology built in that helps me as a parent not only drive more comfortably, but drive safer. The 2016 Lexus 200NX provides me with not only the luxury that Lexus provides, but more importantly made me feel like a more alert and helped me to drive knowing that my family and those other families on the road were safer for it.

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This monkey needs protection…

Let’s talk about comfort. The Lexus 200NX features Dual Zone Climate Control, heated seats, and leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. These little things make a big impact on your drive experience. Plus cool features like the remote touch pad allows me to control the stereo, answer phone calls, and map my route with a natural touch. the huge display makes it easy to glance at my settings while keeping my eyes on the road.

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The luxury in this Lexus (and others) is second to none. I normally drive a Pilot – which I love – but when you’ve gone from a family SUV to a luxury crossover you notice. The way the 200NX hugs the road, turns corners, and accelerates smoothly is nothing I have experienced before. The added benefit of sports seats -the kind that you don’t sit in, you melt into them – makes driving this car a huge pleasure.

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Another test the Lexus 200NX passed – the grocery test! A full week’s of groceries, a 35lb bag of dog food, and a huge box of cat litter (along with a yoga mat and a few other necessities) fit comfortably in the trunk. This gives me the impression that travel would be great – I can put luggage in the trunk or on the top rack.

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For a family of 4 the Lexus is a great family vehicle. I can definitely appreciate the safety above all else, and of course the high quality interior and engine are an added bonus. Visit Lexus.com for a dealership near you.

SPECS:

Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc – Front Yes
Disc – Rear Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.7 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.2 in

 

ELECTRICAL
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550

 

ENGINE
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/122
Fuel System Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 235 @ 4800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1650

 

EMISSIONS
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1

 

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 104.7 in
Length, Overall 182.3 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 73.6 in
Height, Overall 64.8 in
Track Width, Front 62.2 in
Track Width, Rear 62.2 in
Min Ground Clearance 6.9 in

 

FUEL TANK
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 15.9 gal

 

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 71.6 ft³
Front Head Room 38.2 in
Front Leg Room 42.8 in
Front Shoulder Room 57.3 in
Front Hip Room 55.1 in
Second Head Room 38.1 in
Second Leg Room 36.1 in
Second Shoulder Room 55.3 in
Second Hip Room 53.9 in

 

MILEAGE
EPA Fuel Economy Est – Hwy 28 MPG
Cruising Range – City 349.80 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est – City 22 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 25 MPG
Cruising Range – Hwy 445.20 mi

 

STEERING
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter – Curb to Curb 39.8 ft
Turning Diameter – Wall to Wall N/A ft

 

SUSPENSION
Suspension Type – Front Strut
Suspension Type – Rear Double Wishbone
Suspension Type – Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type – Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone

 

TIRES
Front Tire Size P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Size P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact

 

TRAILERING
Dead Weight Hitch – Max Trailer Wt. 2000 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch – Max Tongue Wt. 200 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Trailer Wt. 2000 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Tongue Wt. 300 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity 2000 lbs

 

TRANSMISSION
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 6
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.15
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.89

 

VEHICLE
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD

 

WEIGHT INFORMATION
Base Curb Weight 3940 lbs

 

WHEELS
Front Wheel Size 17 X 7 in
Rear Wheel Size 17 X 7 in
Spare Wheel Size Compact in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel

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