Lexus NX 350 AWD Roller and Slip test note: The Lexus NX 350 is equipped with an electronically controlled Full-Time All-Wheel Drive (AWD)! You will also find a button inside to switch it to TRAIL MODE ( similar to the one found in the RAV4 ). On papers, it says: Trail Mode is designed to control the spinning of the drive wheels by integradely controlling 4WD, brake, and drive force control systems. Use the Trail Mode when driving bumpy roads, etc. In real life, it’s not that great. Never turn TCS OFF or you will generate more wheelspin. Trail mode gives you more momentum.
On snow, it will do fine, on our test it’s a FAIL on the 3 rollers mode.
Introducing the all-new Lexus NX series. Reimagined with confidence. Intuitively connected. Carefully crafted to elevate every moment. Crafted to embody the latest expression of the Lexus design language. Packed with smart technology, including LSS+ 3.0, the most advanced security system, and Lexus Interface, the most immersive multimedia experience yet. And available with a choice of four powertrains, including the Lexus NX 450h+, the first plug-in hybrid electric. The lower center of gravity and vehicle dynamics improvements allow a higher horsepower 2.4L turbo engine to be used in the NX 350. The new 8-speed gearbox helps sustain the 275 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque from this luxury crossover. The NX accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds, more than half a second better than the previous model, while posting a combined consumption of 9.5 L/100 km.
With this redesign, the Lexus NX 350 is more than ever the Japanese who wanted to be German, but more reliable! We must not forget that this NX is based on the same platform as the Toyota Rav4! Including the Rav4 Prime! (NX 450h+).
Test model: Lexus NX 350 2022 AWD F SPORT SERIES 3 in REDLINE with F SPORT BLACK interior (ALUMINUM) $67,640
0:00 Lexus NX 350 AWD Roller and Slip test
0:04 1 wheel slip test
0:21 2 wheel slip test
1:48 AWD diagonal test
2:57 3 wheel slip test