The Lexus NX mid-size SUV range kicks off at $55,700 before on-road costs for the base 300 Luxury 2WD, but our NX 300h F Sport AWD test car carries a $68,700 pricetag.
Of course, the price goes up due to the petrol-electric hybrid engine (more on that below), all-wheel-drive set-up and sporty appointments of the F Sport grade, but the list of standard equipment is sizeable.
From the factory, our test car is fitted with privacy glass, roof rails, auto-dipping and heated side mirrors, 4.2-inch driver display, keyless entry and push-button start, dual-zone climate control, wireless phone charger and powered tailgate as standard.
F Sport grades also score unique 18-inch wheels, a lowered ride-height and sports bodykit, as well as a bespoke leather shift knob, steering wheel with paddle shifters, seats, and interior trim.
Speaking of seats, the front pair are heated and cooled, and also feature electronic adjustment with memory function.
Handling multimedia duties is a 10.3-inch widescreen that outputs to 10 speakers dotted around the cabin., Digital radio, satellite navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support and a DVD player can be found within the multimedia system, which is controlled by a central touchpad or via voice commands.
The only option ticked on our car is the Titanium premium paint. The only standard colour for the NX 300h F Sport is Onyx (black), with all other colour options incurring a $1500 penalty.
Of note, Lexus keeps the sunroof and colour head-up display on the options list.
While the 300h F Sport might be close to the top-end of the NX hierarchy (only cheaper than the Sports Luxury trims), its $68,700 asking price is comparable to base grades of key German rivals, such as the Mercedes-Benz GLC ($67,400) and BMW X3 ($68,900) that are rear-driven and offer less equipment.