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Lexus NX SUV - Practicality & boot space

The NX 450h+ has a larger boot than most PHEV rivals

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4.3 out of 5

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4.5 out of 5

The NX is Lexus’ mid-size offering, sitting between the UX and RX in terms of size. Like the BMW X3 and Audi Q5, it will likely be bought by families looking for an SUV with enough space for daily life. With more space for both passengers and luggage, the new NX looks to fill that brief well.

Interior space and storage

Thanks to its new underpinnings, the NX has grown slightly in size, and this translates to a more spacious interior that gives you the sense that the car has grown more than it actually has. There's plenty of room in the front and rear seats for average-sized adults, and the driver should find plenty of adjustment to get their ideal position behind the steering wheel.

Boot space

Boot size has increased to 545 litres, and this is the same for both the plug-in hybrid and hybrid versions. It's also an impressive 100 litres more than the plug-in BMW X3 and 150 litres up on the Mercedes GLC 300 e. Folding the rear seats down increases space to 1,436 litres.

The seats don’t fold down completely flat but at least the main boot area is useful. A wide boot opening unveils a boot floor that’s nearly at the same height, so there’s barely any load lip to haul heavy items over.

Towing

Owners who need to tow a braked caravan or trailer will also be able to consider the NX, because both versions can tow up to 1,500kg. No figure has yet been released for an unbraked trailer but the legal limit is 750kg.

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