7 min read
07 Apr

The Lexus NX is a compact luxury crossover SUV introduced in late 2014 and positioned between the subcompact UX and the midsize RX in Lexus' crossover SUV lineup. The name "NX" is short for "Nimble Crossover," according to Lexus. 

The NX shines with a satisfying combo of upscale features, a high-quality interior, standard driver assist features, and strong fuel economy. It competes in the compact luxury SUV segment against models like the Acura RDX, Mercedes-Benz GLC, and Genesis GV70. For 2025, the NX will be ready with new aesthetics and powertrain updates. 

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Overview Of What's New With The Lexus NX For The 2025 Model Year

2025 Lexus NX 450h wireless charging.

The NX range receives a few updates for the 2025 model series. There are additions to the color palette with Copper Crest for the exterior and Macadamia for the interior, the latter exclusive to the Luxury trim. 

The cabin now features a pair of USB Type-C ports on the front console and a wireless charging pad as a standard feature across all models. Additionally, Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto-Brake functionality, Automatic Rain-Detecting Windshield Wipers, and a Power-Operated Rear Door are now standard amenities. 

The NX is available in four trim levels: the base Standard, the enhanced Premium, the opulent Luxury, and the performance-oriented F SPORT Handling. 

New Copper Crest Color: The 2025 Lexus NX's Exterior Design

2025 Lexus NX New Copper Crest Color.

The 2025 NX’s emphasized low center of gravity leaves the SUV with a prominent stance from every viewpoint, with the elongated hood flowing neatly into the compact rear end. The front grille is not just a visual centerpiece but is also crafted for enhanced aerodynamics. 

The optional 18- or 20-inch wheels bring elegance and sportiness to the NX's overall appearance. Notably, the Lexus NX offers a spectrum of personalization choices in the form of 11 exterior paint colors tailored to suit various tastes and styles. 

The color palette includes the timeless Eminent White Pearl1, the lustrous Atomic Silver, the sophisticated Cloudburst Gray, the deep Caviar, the vibrant Redline, the earthy Nori Green, the serene Grecian Water, the pure Ultra White, the classic Obsidian, and the bold Ultrasonic Blue Mica. 

The latest addition, Copper Crest, joins the color lineup for 2025. Lexus set the pricing for these premium colors to reflect their exclusive nature, with Eminent White Pearl, Cloudburst Gray, and Ultra White available for an additional $500 and Copper Crest and Ultrasonic Blue Mica offered at $595. 

New Macadamia Interior Color: The 2025 Lexus NX Luxury

2025 Lexus X Macadania interior color.

We see the 2025 NX’s interior as a sanctuary of driver-centric design, where every vital control and display - from the gauges and the optional Head-Up Display to the meters - is thoughtfully placed within the driver's immediate reach and line of vision. 

The seating and tech console styling complement the exterior design, with choices of Black, Palomino, and the rich Rioja Red in two different finishes: NuLuxe® for the Standard and Premium trims and premium Leather for the Luxury trim. 

In a nod to further customization for the 2025 model year, the Luxury variant introduces an elegant new interior color called Macadamia. The new NX offers an optional Thematic Ambient Illumination for owners who wish to emphasize the cabin’s immersive yet serene atmosphere. 

This system envelops passengers in a selection of 14 different lighting themes, such as Rain Forest, Waterfall, and Sunset, each curated to capture the essence of various natural environments and to resonate with the occupants' emotions. 

2025 Lexus NX moonroof.

The NX enhances the sense of openness and freedom with its optional Moonroof or Panorama Glass Roof. This moonroof is wide enough to invite front and rear passengers to gaze at the sky with the simple press of a button to open and close it. 

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The 2025 Lexus NX's Updated Tech, Entertainment, And Safety Features

2025 Lexus NX tech and entertaiment features.

Lexus keeps pushing the boundaries of innovation with the 2025 NX’s myriad of updated technology and convenience features.

At the heart of the 2025 NX's technology suite lies the Lexus Interface with Touchscreen, comprising a standard 9.8-inch high-definition display and an optional 14-inch upgrade. The displays offer the familiarity of smartphones and tablet screens, which helps make them as user-friendly as possible. 

To keep up with the demands of modern connectivity, the 2025 NX employs six USB ports strategically placed throughout the interior, with two extra USB Type-C ports on the front center console to support all compatible devices. 

NX owners can now say goodbye to outdated maps and inaccurate directions, with the cloud-based navigation system leveraging Google's extensive points of interest data to provide up-to-date search results, directions, and traffic-based route adjustments. Even in areas with poor connectivity, the offline mode ensures uninterrupted navigation. 

With the Intelligent Assistant feature activated, the 2025 NX responds to "Hey Lexus" commands, allowing hands-free control over navigation, media, and climate settings. Also, the enhanced voice recognition, thanks to dual microphones and noise cancellation technology, ensures seamless interaction even in noisy environments. 

Digital keys aren’t new in the automotive industry, but it’s still nice to know that Lexus NX owners don’t have to worry about forgetting their keys, not with the 2025 Lexus NX Digital Key feature. 

The technology allows compatible smartphones to function as vehicle keys via the Lexus app, inadvertently improving the convenience of an array of functions such as car sharing, valet services, and secure package delivery. 

The NX Digital Key system supports up to eight users. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, now offered as standard equipment, is another important update coming with the Lexus NX in 2025.   

Of course, you remain connected to your vehicle no matter where you are with the Lexus app and Remote Connect subscription, which lets owners lock/unlock doors, start the engine, adjust climate settings, and monitor vehicle health—all from the palm of your hand. 

The 2025 NX cares about passengers' and other road users' safety with features like Safe Exit Alert, which warns passengers of approaching vehicles or bicycles when opening doors. 

The Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 is now a standard safety and convenience system for the 2025MY Lexus NX.  Additionally, the 2025 NX offers optional upgrades such as the Head-Up Display, Mark Levinson Surround Sound system, and Advanced Park Assist. 

The 2025 Lexus NX: Models And Updated Powertrains

The 2025 NX lineup brings customers an array of powertrain options ranging from traditional gasoline engines to cutting-edge electrification technology. Under the visionary "Lexus Electrified" initiative, the NX models are examples of the brand's investments in innovation and sustainability. 

2025 Lexus NX 250 and NX 350: Dynamic Gas Powertrains

2025 Lexux NX 250.

The NX 250 delivers a balanced blend of performance and efficiency with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine coupled with an eight-speed transmission. With the engine producing 203 horsepower and 184 lb. ft. of torque, the NX 250 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in a leisurely 8.2 seconds (FWD) or 8.6 seconds (AWD), while achieving an EPA-estimated 28 combined MPG rating. 

2025 Lexus NX engine.

Stepping up the power game, the NX 350 shows off a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine paired with the same eight-speed transmission. With 275 horsepower and 317 lb. ft. of torque, the NX 350 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in a swifter 6.6 seconds, albeit with an EPA-estimated 24 MPG combined rating. 

2025 Lexus NX 350h: Hybrid Electric Performance

2025 Lexus NX 350h.

The NX 350h’s hybrid electric powertrain combines a 2.5-liter gasoline engine with two high-torque electric drive motor-generators to make 240 combined system horsepower and a 0-60 time of 7.2 seconds.  

Achieving a remarkable EPA-estimated 39 MPG combined rating, the 2025 NX 350h is the real deal for shoppers seeking a decent blend of power and fuel efficiency. 

2025 NX 450h+: The Plug-in Hybrid Pioneer

2025 Lexus NX 450h

The NX 450h+ leads the charge in electrification in its segment and sets a new standard for plug-in hybrid crossover SUVs with an EPA-estimated 37-mile electric range and an 84 MPGe combined rating. 

Its high-capacity lithium-ion battery powers an electric motor equivalent to a 2.0-liter engine, complemented by a 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine for enhanced performance. As a result, the NX 450h+ accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in approximately 6.0 seconds with minimal environmental impact. 

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Lexus NX F SPORT Handling: Performance Meets Style

2025 Lexus NX 350 F SPORT.

The F SPORT Handling model of the 2025 Lexus NX is one for enthusiasts willing to pay a small premium for a sportier driving experience, equipped with Active Variable Suspension (AVS) and front and rear performance dampers. 

The F SPORT benefits from exclusive design elements such as Dark Graphite Aluminum ornamentation and unique interior trim options to elevate the cabin's sporty ambiance. This goes with bold exterior styling cues and performance-focused upgrades. 

2025 Lexus NX Pricing Across Models And Drivetrain Configuration

The starting prices for the 2025 Lexus NX range from $41,765 to $62,290. Below is a comprehensive overview of the MSRP and model lineup for the highly anticipated 2025 NX SUV. 

2025 Lexus NX pricing and models.

Model Breakdown:

 1. NX 250 Series: 

  • NX 250: Starting at $41,765 (N52.13 million)
  • NX 250 Premium: Starting at $43,690 (N54.515 million)
  • NX 250 AWD: Starting at $43,365 (N54.109 million)
  • NX 250 AWD Premium: Starting at $45,290 (N56.511 million)

 2. NX 350 Series: 

  • NX 350 AWD: Starting at $45,525 (N56.804 million)
  • NX 350 AWD Premium: Starting at $47,450 (N59.206 million)
  • NX 350 AWD Luxury: Starting at $51,590 (N64.372 million)

 3. NX 350h Series: 

  • NX 350h: Starting at $50,135 (N62.556 million)
  • NX 350h Premium: Starting at $46,075 (N57.491 million)
  • NX 350h Luxury: Starting at $48,000 (N59.892 million)

 4. NX 450h+ Series: 

  • NX 450h+ Luxury: Starting at $52,140 (N65.058 million)
  • NX 450h+ F SPORT Handling: Starting at $62,290 (N77.723 million)

All prices listed include the Delivery, Processing, and Handling fee of $1,150.

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