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The Lexus NX 2023 comes in SUV.
The Lexus NX 2023 is available in Premium Unleaded Petrol and Premium Unleaded/Electric. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the SUV 2.4L 8 SP Automatic to the SUV 2.5L 8SP Automatic.
I am considering both Volvo XC60 B5 Inscription or Lexus NX300h F-Sport. I am wondering which is more reliable and suitable for long-term value?
Although both these cars are similar in many ways, there’s one area where they take difference philosophies. And that’s in the way their hybrid systems are configured and prioritised.
While the Lexus is more of a conventional hybrid with the electric motor doing a lot of the heavy lifting, the Volvo is what’s called a mild hybrid., As the name suggests, that means the electric power is limited to a 10kW boost when taking off or when the driver requires maximum acceleration.
A mild hybrid layout does still operate the stop-start function and can harvest energy when slowing down, so it’s still a worthwhile slice of tech, but it won’t affect fuel consumption as much as the Lexus’ full hybrid system.
Reliability is a bit of an unknown with any new car, but it’s fair to say that the Lexus’ reputation will count for something come trade-in time. Not to mention that, as the more hybrid-focussed of the pair, the Lexus might also be a little more future-proof.
NX200t steering wheel damage
It seems off that the steering wheel should be heavily worn in such a short time, which suggests that there is a design or production quality issue with it. I suggest you check as many other NX200t cars as you can find to see if it is a common problem, and make a direct approach to Lexus for help in replacing the wheel.
Good pick for new SUV?
There are lots of fresh contenders in that class, including the Porsche Macan — which has an 18-month waiting list. The pick is the Land Rover Discovery Sport. I give it The Tick and rate it well ahead of the NX for comfort, quietness and class.
* Price is the median price of 74 listings for the NX 2023 for sale in the last 6 months. The Price excludes costs such as stamp duty, other government charges and options.
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