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Old 05-01-14, 08:35 AM   #1501
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The NX is small.. it has almost the same cabin space as the 2014 i2350 FSport.
There is no way three child car seats will fit in the back.

I was excited when the first photos were revealed for the NX because I am a father of three ( have a newborn) and I was hoping this would be more spacious.

I guess it is pointless for me to get the NX as that isn't an upgrade for more space in the back seats.. might have to consider the GS or the RX FSport.
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Old 05-01-14, 08:42 AM   #1502
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Where did you get the NX300h 9.9s number? I'm not saying that it is false, but the 0-62 mph figure is pretty discouraging. I cannot categorize this as a spirited and youthful "new design" approach. Below 9s would have been more acceptable.

According to Motortrend, the 2014 Corolla can do 0-60 mph in 9.7s. There's really no class when even a Toyota Corolla can (literally) drag race this car.
As the link shows, it is Lexus Spain official preliminary info. Link goes to Lexus Spain website.
This is comparable to European diesels in the same class, with better fuel consumption.

Turbo is obviously where it is at if you want speed, which is also what Lexus USA has said earlier - that they expect americans to buy >80% Turbo.
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Old 05-01-14, 08:44 AM   #1503
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The NX is small.. it has almost the same cabin space as the 2014 i2350 FSport.
There is no way three child car seats will fit in the back.

I was excited when the first photos were revealed for the NX because I am a father of three ( have a newborn) and I was hoping this would be more spacious.

I guess it is pointless for me to get the NX as that isn't an upgrade for more space in the back seats.. might have to consider the GS or the RX FSport.
What? NX has more space than IS, it is an SUV. I am pretty sure that GS cant fit 3 kids seats in the back properly... you might need an RX, but hard to say... you can check Rav4 for rear space to see if it is comparable to IS... Rav4 has pretty similar rear specs to RX actually.
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Old 05-01-14, 08:57 AM   #1504
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The segment is generally referred to as Luxury Compact CUV with the key word being compact. Everything in the segment is going to be on the small side vs. mid sized and larger models.
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Old 05-01-14, 09:02 AM   #1505
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The NX is small.. it has almost the same cabin space as the 2014 i2350 FSport.
There is no way three child car seats will fit in the back.

I was excited when the first photos were revealed for the NX because I am a father of three ( have a newborn) and I was hoping this would be more spacious.

I guess it is pointless for me to get the NX as that isn't an upgrade for more space in the back seats.. might have to consider the GS or the RX FSport.
I don't think that's correct. Lexus made a big deal about how the interior cabin space is almost as large as the RX. Our IS interior feels much smaller than an RX. NX is slightly narrower than competitor vehicles, so you might want to try out the car seats regardless. Three seems like a tight fit for anything in this segment. Time to get some of those young'ns to man up! (kidding)

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The NX is 5.5 inches shorter than the RX. But rear legroom is only 0.4-inch shorter and luggage space surrenders just 0.8 inch from the RX cargo bay, Chief Engineer Takeaki Kato said.

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Old 05-01-14, 09:21 AM   #1506
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The rear seat space in my parent's 2013 RAV4 is massively larger than the rear seat in my 3IS, though I do not think it's wide enough for 3 car seats. That is fairly tight even in an RX.
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Old 05-01-14, 09:23 AM   #1507
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Anyone know anything about the GS300h? It's not available in the US, but I saw it is pretty sluggish as well. Maybe that 9.9 is legit for the NX.

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The tandem to and fro, in the GS300h’s case, is between Toyota’s unremarkable 178bhp 2.5-litre four-pot and a 141bhp electric motor, but, as ever, it’s the planetary gear set in the hybrid’s ingenious transaxle that deals out and ultimately defines the delivery. Seamlessly refined on the one hand, intractably remote on the other; the result is quiet, efficient and unashamedly charm free.

A combined output of 220bhp makes for a claimed 0-62mph time of 9.2 seconds - slower than most of its direct rivals, although just about swift enough to make the GS feel brisk when needs be. As with the IS, much pedal pushing is required to access real gusto; 85 per cent of the accelerator’s travel is unjoined-up calf flexor, having little or nothing to do with your expectations.

What the 300h would prefer, and where it’s best - and, to be fair, why you’ll have bought it - is the conscientious extraction of miles from its petrol tank and battery capacity. Endeavour to keep the car in Eco (one of five drive settings in the F Sport), or better yet, EV mode, and breeze along with it, and it’ll evaporate corporate stress as readily as anything.
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Old 05-01-14, 09:26 AM   #1508
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I also compared numbers from Lexus Russia, which has ES300h (no other European countries have ES).
0-62 : 8.5
MPG: 5.4l/100km

So we can see what has happened there - they have optimized fuel consumption and reduced acceleration. For instance, Camry vs Rav4 with same engine, Camry is both faster and gets better mpg (+4 MPG HYW), as it should be since it is sedan. So obviously, with NX, they focused on MPG since it is developed with Europe and Asia in mind, where they have CO2 (MPG) based taxes... and under 10s is pretty good enough for European driver, most sold diesel SUVs are around those numbers.

For anyone needing more speed, Turbo is going to be much faster and get good MPG too.
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Old 05-01-14, 10:56 AM   #1509
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The NX is small.. it has almost the same cabin space as the 2014 i2350 FSport.
There is no way three child car seats will fit in the back.

I was excited when the first photos were revealed for the NX because I am a father of three ( have a newborn) and I was hoping this would be more spacious.

I guess it is pointless for me to get the NX as that isn't an upgrade for more space in the back seats.. might have to consider the GS or the RX FSport.
your best bet is a minivan...it's most beneficial for both you and your kids. a minivan will also run you less than an RX and probably the same as an NX, and have the space you NEED for having a family of 5.
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I'm willing to bet the majority of Lexus customers could care less about 0-60 times. Luxury, comfort, reliability and mpgs are more important. I had a CT for awhile and it performed admirably for me and got close to 40mpg!
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The rear seat space in my parent's 2013 RAV4 is massively larger than the rear seat in my 3IS, though I do not think it's wide enough for 3 car seats. That is fairly tight even in an RX.
If the 3 car seats will fit in a 2013 or 14 RAV4 they'll fit in the new NX.
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Old 05-01-14, 11:27 AM   #1512
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If the 3 car seats will fit in a 2013 or 14 RAV4 they'll fit in the new NX.
I don't think 3 will fit in a RAV4, so I suspect they will not fit in the NX, though I'd be happy to be wrong.
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Old 05-01-14, 12:36 PM   #1513
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Hi all,

I work at a Lexus Dealership in North Carolina and 2 days ago I got an opportunity to have all access to the NX300h. I also have a YouTube channel - mainly focused on Lexus - so I jumped at the chance to crawl all around it with camera in hand. I also talked the Lexus folks into taking me on a ride along...BTW, some of you may be familiar with Saabkyle04. He was along with me and he will be posting his video on Friday! You should check out his NX300h video tomorrow! Thanks for watching & I hope you enjoy it!



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i would say it is pretty low compared to usual noise
It certainly sounds loud for a luxury car. Might even be louder than my RX and can get tiring pretty quickly. Nice engine note though.
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Anyone know anything about the GS300h? It's not available in the US, but I saw it is pretty sluggish as well. Maybe that 9.9 is legit for the NX.

I confirm that Italy is available in the GS 300h and covers the 0-100 km / h 9.2 sec. while the IS 300h (much lighter), the 0-100 km / h 8.3 Sec
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