2022 Lexus NX 350 – Luxury and Sport Intertwined


August 5, 2022

Words by: Tom Sedens

Empowering your driving experience

The all-new 2022 Lexus NX Series. Reimagined and completely redesigned, inside and out. 

Lexus’s best-seller has a new look. Designers have taken the NX’s dynamic shapes and given them smoother, more streamlined lines and a modernized face and rear end. It is a fresh approach, but it remains instantly recognizable, wearing the latest expression of the Lexus design language. Lighting is all LED, including the 

Triple-Beam headlights, the signature driving lights and the Blade Lamp tail lights. The blacked-out spindle grille combines aggressive sportiness and modern luxury, and the 20-inch black alloy wheels fill the fenders to complete the look. 

The luxurious interior has a stunning asymmetrical driver-centric cockpit design and offers meticulous craftsmanship using world-class materials – beautifully textured soft-touch plastics are everywhere, complemented by aluminum and gloss black trim. The two-tone perforated NuLuxe sport seats are heated, ventilated and incredibly comfortable – even on the longest of road trips. Thigh and kidney bolsters keep the driver and passengers in place during the most aggressive driving. 

Behind the race-inspired leather-wrapped steering wheel is a completely customizable digital dash, offering a wealth of information but only showing what the driver chooses to see. 

Front and centre is a crisp and responsive 14-inch touchscreen that integrates navigation, phone, vehicle settings and the controls for the incredible 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. 

2022 Lexus NX 350

You’ll find some nifty modern touches such as push levers to open the doors, rather than traditional latches. A gorgeous ambient lighting system elevates the interior to the next level and with its 64 colours, becomes fully customizable to suit your mood. 

Rear seat passengers travel in style as well. They get plenty of leg and head room, heated seating, USB charging ports and an airy space, thanks to the massive panoramic sunroof overhead. 

Motivating the NX 350 is a new 2.4L turbocharged engine putting out 275HP. Paired to an 8-speed transmission and an all-wheel drive system, this powertrain is buttery smooth. Add to that the adaptive variable suspension that is constantly monitoring and adjusting to road conditions and your driving style, and you have the makings of a vehicle that does it all.

Want to take things up a notch? The NX is ready to play. With multiple Sport drive modes, paddle shifters to change gears manually and the aforementioned variable suspension buttoning down to tackle sporty city driving and curvy mountain passes alike, the NX is equally happy in the fast lane. 

From its instant get-up-and-go torque and imperceptible shifts to the relaxed near-silent cruising ability at highway speeds and flawless ride and excellent handling, everything works in concert to provide a perfectly balanced driving experience.

2022 Lexus NX 350
2022 Lexus NX 350

Safety is at the top of Lexus’s priority list – the new NX gets LSS+ 3.0, the full suite of the most advanced driver assistance technologies. It all works superbly and remains completely unobtrusive during normal driving. 

Lexus has reimagined the NX Series, and in the process has made an already impressive vehicle better in every way. It’s a luxurious and capable technology-laden safety vault – and it’s built in Canada. 


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