The Lexus NX 300 Crafted is very smooth, it glides along the road and like an ice-skater across the ice, and I can barely feel a bump as it goes. It has a quite cabin which adds to the luxury feel of the drive.
There is a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine which is very quick off the mark; for such a sizeable car it certainly goes when you press down on the accelerator. It handles really nicely, with no heaviness to the steering.
This is the AWD version which gives better traction on slippery roads, or if you often go driving along dirt/gravel/snow. The 2WD is about $1000 less, which isn’t a huge saving at this price-point, so I would recommend the AWD - it will hold better whenever you’re driving in dodgy conditions.
Parking was surprisingly easy, even though it does have a large frame. Once you know you’ll fit into a park it’s easy to manoeuvre as there are so many cameras, a forward camera, reverse camera and a 360-camera with ‘see through functionality’ which shows the image as though you are looking through the car.
Visibility out the back ordinarily would be good, but with kids’ car seats in the back it got very cramped in the back window, so you may need new child car seats depending on how tall yours are.