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Use this thread to post and discuss about things you don't like about the NX, whether that be a real issue to be addressed or something you dislike like.


To start one dislike i've noticed is the Pre-Collision System with All-Speed Cruise Control which some owners and reviewers claim to be lacking big time behind competing brands with the advancements in this technology made up til now.
 

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I wish you can order the Flaxen or Cashmere interior in the US spec NX F-Sport. The sport suspension is also a bit too harsh for my taste. The roads where I live aren't very good and I feel all of the bumps.

Other than that, a top class vehicle.
 

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I wish that the US spec NX had the same front as the one for the rest of the world. It matches better with the vehicle, and its stupid how they changed simply to fit into one class instead of another. This is an example of how regulations can be bad.
 

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I wish you can order the Flaxen or Cashmere interior in the US spec NX F-Sport. The sport suspension is also a bit too harsh for my taste. The roads where I live aren't very good and I feel all of the bumps.

Other than that, a top class vehicle.
What I find kind of weird is the Creme interior is mostly Creme except for places that are touched like the door handles and top of the doors where one has their arms are black so they don't get dirty (which is really thoughtful), but the Flaxen color is only the seats and strangely the door handles - the rest of the interior is black. I wanted the Flaxen but am now glad that I could only get the Creme after seeing how little of the interior is Flaxen!
 

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I wish that the US spec NX had the same front as the one for the rest of the world. It matches better with the vehicle, and its stupid how they changed simply to fit into one class instead of another. This is an example of how regulations can be bad.
Since they allowed the F-Sport model to be sold here in the US maybe they'll sell the World Spec Base grill as a luxury model in the future. Sort of like how Mercedes does it.
 

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I wish that the US spec NX had the same front as the one for the rest of the world. It matches better with the vehicle, and its stupid how they changed simply to fit into one class instead of another. This is an example of how regulations can be bad.
I have a feeling some aftermarket company might have a lip part of a lip kit or a stand alone that could help to fill in where lexus cut us short.
 

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That must be possible to do though. I wonder what kind of benefit they get from the US regulatory framework by changing up the front end like that.
 

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The front end is one of the reasons why I bought a F Sport. I do not like the standard front end.
Atomic Silver with Red interior.
 

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So I did a little Google search to find the answer for us. Here is what I found on Lexus Enthusiast:

Paul-san (what people at Lexus call him) explained that it had to do with the Corporate Average Fuel Economy regulations in the US–popularly known as CAFE. The CAFE is more or less the average fuel economy of a carmaker’s fleet being sold in the US market. If a manufacturer’s CAFE falls below a certain figure, the carmaker is penalized.
So Lexus will classify the NX as a light truck in the US because this category has a lower fuel economy standard than the car/sedan segment. Thus, the impact on Toyota’s overall CAFE (in CAFE terms, Toyota, Scion and Lexus count as one entity) will be minimized. How does this concern the altered NX nose? Well, there are several parameters for classifying a vehicle as a light truck. One is simply to have a certain approach angle. That’s why the US NX has a slanted nose.
It seems like a stupid situation with a stupid loophole. Lexus basically is just changing the approach angle to not have to deal with emissions requirements. First, you shouldn't be able to shirk the system by changing the front end like that, it really has no bearing on anything that matters as far as fuel economy and it also doesn't make it a light truck in the eyes of consumers. Second, Lexus should just make a vehicle that is fuel efficient enough that it doesn't have to take such an approach to this issue.

https://lexusenthusiast.com/2014/07...orld-markets-explaining-front-end-difference/
 

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It seems like a stupid situation with a stupid loophole. Lexus basically is just changing the approach angle to not have to deal with emissions requirements. First, you shouldn't be able to shirk the system by changing the front end like that, it really has no bearing on anything that matters as far as fuel economy and it also doesn't make it a light truck in the eyes of consumers. Second, Lexus should just make a vehicle that is fuel efficient enough that it doesn't have to take such an approach to this issue.
I totally agree on both counts, mister.

It's probably a case of, "well, everyone is doing it," but Lexus, of all car companies, should take a stand on doing it the right way.

I know, I know, Lexus is lumped with Toyota and Scion, and that's too bad, but as a guy who loves everything about the Lexus product, it's stuff like this than can give the discerning consumer a negative attitude toward CORPORATE Toyota/Lexus.
 

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The Corporate Average Fuel Economy regulations will probably need to be updated a bit to be more specific about the requirements a car needs to meet in order to be categorized as a sedan, light truck, etc.
 

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Since the NX's main selling point is styling, I just couldn't compromise on the styling aspect and opted for the F-Sport. It really is too bad that the majority of NX owners have to purchase a drastically changed exterior.
 
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