Flash Drive

2022 Lexus NX 350h

Model Tested: 2022 Lexus NX 350h Luxury

The 2022 Lexus NX 350h combines its luxury focus with hybrid power and AWD versatility.

Engine: 2.5-liter I-4, 239 total horsepower and 167 lb-ft torque

Transmission: CVT automatic transmission, all-wheel drive

EPA Rating: 41-mpg city, 37-mpg highway, 39-mpg combined

Base Price: $48,500

As Tested: $55,645


Smooth ride on highway and in city

Excellent fuel economy

Console button for EV mode

Front row room, comfort and style are all excellent.

Electric motors provide crisp acceleration

Good power for lane changes, hills

Excellent safety features


Great stretch-out driver legroom

Comfortable, supportive front seats

Heated and ventilated front seats (3 temps)

Excellent driver power lumbar

Quality interior materials, handsome design

Medium thick, slightly contoured heated steering wheel

Rear seat room is good if front seats aren’t all back.

Ok auxiliary controls

Power tilt/telescopic steering column

Ample rear seat knee room if fronts up slightly

Heated rear seats (3 temps)

Soft, wide rear armrest

Adult size middle position, reasonable cushion firmness


Big, wide infotainment screen

Phone charging pad

Great head up display with lots of options

The cargo deck is flat and space is good although the slanted roofline does steal some space.

Large, locking glovebox

Two large seatback pouches

Medium size front door bins

Motion activated liftgate

Flat cargo deck

Big, deep storage bin below deck

Split folding rear seats have big slope

Folded seats higher than cargo deck

WOW Factors:

Excellent fuel economy

Attractive styling

Long highway trips are one place the NX 350h really shines.

Handsome 20-spoke alloy wheels

Great panoramic glass moon roof

Excellent head up display

Comprehensive safety suite

Bonus storage below cargo deck


Smallish sun visors

No power lumbar for front passenger

Rear doors don’t open very wide

Wheel well intrusion rear doors

The 2022 Lexus NX 350h styling is handsome with the easily recognized Lexus grille.

Bottom Line:

The 2022 Lexus NX 350h was totally redesigned for the 2022 model year with additional cargo room behind the second row seats, a stronger powertrain, and a more user friendly infotainment system. The styling is still Lexus sharp and the interior is spacious and comfortable. The hybrid feature allows 40+ mpg economy which is very nice for such a luxurious SUV.