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.

This monkey needs protection...
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.


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.


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 for a dealership near you.


Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Disc – FrontYes
Disc – RearYes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.7 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.2 in


Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)550


Engine TypeIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement2.0 L/122
Fuel SystemPort/Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM235 @ 4800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM258 @ 1650


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year7.1


Wheelbase104.7 in
Length, Overall182.3 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors73.6 in
Height, Overall64.8 in
Track Width, Front62.2 in
Track Width, Rear62.2 in
Min Ground Clearance6.9 in


Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx15.9 gal


Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume71.6 ft³
Front Head Room38.2 in
Front Leg Room42.8 in
Front Shoulder Room57.3 in
Front Hip Room55.1 in
Second Head Room38.1 in
Second Leg Room36.1 in
Second Shoulder Room55.3 in
Second Hip Room53.9 in


EPA Fuel Economy Est – Hwy28 MPG
Cruising Range – City349.80 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est – City22 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined25 MPG
Cruising Range – Hwy445.20 mi


Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Turning Diameter – Curb to Curb39.8 ft
Turning Diameter – Wall to WallN/A ft


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


Front Tire SizeP225/65HR17
Rear Tire SizeP225/65HR17
Spare Tire SizeCompact


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 Capacity2000 lbs


DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
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


EPA ClassificationSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD


Base Curb Weight3940 lbs


Front Wheel Size17 X 7 in
Rear Wheel Size17 X 7 in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel