The 2023 Lexus NX hybrid is a luxury crossover that packs a punch. It is a high-tech car with a sharp design that will appeal to those looking for a reliable, efficient, and luxurious ride. According to U.S. News & World Report, the NX is ranked #9 in Luxury Compact SUVs [1]. Car and Driver have also praised the NX for its hybrid powertrains and fuel efficiency.

Back seat view of Lexus NX hybrid Right passenger door Lexus NX hybrid Door open for hybrid Digital dash Lexus NX hybrid

Efficient and Powerful Hybrid Powertrains

The standout feature of the 2023 Lexus NX is its hybrid powertrains. The 450h+ PHEV offers an impressive 37 miles of all-electric range [2]. The EPA estimates a combined fuel economy of 43 mpg for the hybrid version [1]. The front-wheel-drive version is rated at 39 mpg combined. Opting for all-wheel drive only costs 1 mpg (both) [2]. In our test drive, we achieved an impressive 45 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.

Luxurious Interior

The cabin of the 2023 Lexus NX has been redesigned with new tech upgrades, including a touchscreen unit and a physical volume knob [2]. The interior design is sleek and modern, with high-quality materials throughout. However, the head-up display can be difficult to use. While the NX offers Lexus-style luxury, it has less back seat space than some rivals, making it less practical for maximum utility [2].

Front end Lexus NX hybrid

Highway Speed Sensor Issues

During our test drive, we noticed that the highway speed sensors on the Lexus NX were not as accurate as they should be. The car’s speedometer showed a higher speed than we were actually traveling, leading to concerns about receiving speeding tickets. Car and Driver has also noted this issue in their review [4].


The 2023 Lexus NX 300h is a great luxury car that offers a reliable and efficient ride. The standout hybrid powertrains offer impressive fuel economy and electric-only range. The interior is luxurious, although the head-up display can be frustrating to use. However, the highway speed sensor issue is a concern that should be addressed by Lexus. Overall, the 2023 Lexus NX is a great choice for those looking for a reliable and efficient luxury crossover.

References: [1] 2023 Lexus NX Prices, Reviews, & Pictures [2] 2023 Lexus NX Review: You’ll want the hybrids [3] 2024 Lexus NX Hybrid–Luxury SUV

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