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Another First drive: http://www.autos.ca/first-drives/first-drive-2015-lexus-nx/

Interesting..."The AWD system is front-wheel-drive based and will give between 50 and 100 percent of the power to the front, and between 0 and 50 to the rear. The Hybrid is slightly different and will only send a maximum of 40 percent power to the rear – transmission duties in the hybrid are assigned to a CVT.

he cabin is largely devoid of wind and engine noise – but F Sport models are available with engine amplification through the speakers for those who want to hear the horses screaming. You can even control the volume of the engine sounds playing through the audio system via a separate knob on the dashboard.

On the road the NX is pure Lexus. Silent, comfortable, composed.

In either case, the NX handles superbly; surprisingly so. It is agile and nimble, with only the slightest tinge of body roll. Understeer is almost non-existent, in fact the NX is completely neutral and almost perfectly balanced – at least it feels that way. Changing direction is effortless and the car is composed over most normal bumps.

And that’s not even the F Sport model! F Sport models get upgraded adaptive variable suspension. The system has been upgraded from other Lexus models and now responds in just 20 milliseconds (down from 80) over 30 separate levels of stiffness – up from eight. If I’m honest, I couldn’t feel the difference. What I could feel, was complete surefootedness. We made several passes over a mid-corner pothole just to see if it would upset the NX 200t F Sport – no matter the speed, the NX cleared the obstacle with total aplomb."


Canadians get adaptive variable suspension...do we???
 

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Car & Driver: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2015-lexus-nx200t-nx200t-f-sport-and-nx300h-first-drive-review

Quotes: "Just as the RX dipped into the Camry parts bin for various bits, the new NX raids the RAV4 pantry where it makes sense to do so. The two compact crossovers share the same 104.7-inch wheelbase and Lexus says the NX uses the RAV4’s front floorpan and cowl/dash structure as well. Various other drivetrain components are also shared, but Lexus claims that 90 percent of the NX’s content is specific to that model."
 

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"Without navigation, the "Display Audio" interface uses a knob-and-screen system similar to Mercedes' COMAND system, but we haven't had a chance to sample the system in practice."


I wanna see what that looks like and how it works. Nav, sunroof, all those fancy safety features don't interest me much, as long as it has an 8" screen with a back up camera I'll be happy to save a few thousands.
 

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I still can't get over why all the makers are moving to these top mounted external GPS looking nav screens? It looked dumb when Mazda did it, dumber when Audi did it and worse when Mercedes followed suit.

 

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I still can't get over why all the makers are moving to these top mounted external GPS looking nav screens? It looked dumb when Mazda did it, dumber when Audi did it and worse when Mercedes followed suit.

I agree with you on that one, I like it how it is in the Santa fe sport, touchscreen in the middle within reach, no need for a dial, just touch it directly is better.
 

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I read from this thread http://www.lexusnxforum.com/forum/9...discussion-forum/2225-lexus-remote-touch.html why they put the screen up there.


"The concept divides the cabin in a way that allows the driver to see what they need in one area while keeping their eyes on the road, and also control everything from the steering and pedal controls to the HMI without having to reach around the cabin. That’s one of the reasons Lexus has an available head-up display, and why the multimedia and navigation screen is set high and back in the dashboard.
Simply setting the screen a foot further back in the keyboard, we’re told, dramatically cuts the time a driver’s eyes take to refocus between the road and the screen – and at 20-30 metres/second, even a fraction of a second can be critical."
 

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"Without navigation, the "Display Audio" interface uses a knob-and-screen system similar to Mercedes' COMAND system, but we haven't had a chance to sample the system in practice."


I wanna see what that looks like and how it works. Nav, sunroof, all those fancy safety features don't interest me much, as long as it has an 8" screen with a back up camera I'll be happy to save a few thousands.


I got my answer from the other thread, I hope it will be intuitive to use.
Screen is 7", I hope it won't be too small to see stuff clearly, I was hoping it would be 8".



This should help too: "Accompanying the 4.2-inch TFT and 7-inch display screen is a full-colour, fully customizable head-up display – offering excellent access to a suite of audio, trip, navigation, speed and even cruise control information."
 

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https://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motor...small-suv-with-the-sharp-snoot-183422677.html


From AutoYahoo review: "That spaciousness takes a toll on storage, where the trunk only offers 17.7 cubic feet — or roughly half of the RAV4".


Seriously!, same frame and body size, how is this even possible that the NX has half the cargo capacity of the RAV4? crappy review, if the fat ******* that tested the car didn't like it, he should have said so and go test an escalade to fit his "big bones".


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They also say: "We’re guessing the NX will carry a price tag between $37,000 and $40,000"


It'd better be cheaper than that, the RDX is $35,000 base and $40,000 with tech package, and the V6 makes it go 0-60 in 6.5 sec.
 

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With how people view lexus in the market and with what they have to offer the market i think they can get away with asking for a bit more than Acura is with it's RDX
 

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https://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motor...small-suv-with-the-sharp-snoot-183422677.html


From AutoYahoo review: "That spaciousness takes a toll on storage, where the trunk only offers 17.7 cubic feet — or roughly half of the RAV4".


Seriously!, same frame and body size, how is this even possible that the NX has half the cargo capacity of the RAV4? crappy review, if the fat ******* that tested the car didn't like it, he should have said so and go test an escalade to fit his "big bones".


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They also say: "We’re guessing the NX will carry a price tag between $37,000 and $40,000"


It'd better be cheaper than that, the RDX is $35,000 base and $40,000 with tech package, and the V6 makes it go 0-60 in 6.5 sec.
Those limousine legroom takes its toll on cargo area.
 
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