2016 Lexus NX 200t

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Lexus NX 200t highlights

Customer rating


  • Turbocharged engine manners
  • Elegant cabin finishing
  • Spacious second row
  • Advanced tech


  • Distracting touchpad controller
  • Cargo cubes are underwhelming

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 28 highway, 24 combined

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Luxuriously-appointed compact SUV crossover

If you’re looking for a compact SUV that serves up comfort and practicality, look no further than the 2016 Lexus NX 200t. Its sleek exterior lines ooze sophistication, matched only by the meticulously crafted cabin interior that your crew will relax into immediately. The 2016 NX 200t offers plenty of legroom, advanced technology, and rear privacy glass as standard. With its potent 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, this five-passenger SUV ensures you of an enjoyable ride every time. For the 2016 model year, the NX200t carries over unchanged, with only some functionality enhancements for the Lexus Enform connected smartphone service.

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5 reasons to buy the 2016 Lexus NX 200t

1. Pleasing powertrain 

Motivating the 2016 Lexus NX 200t is a robust single powertrain option paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine delivers 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, and for your regular commutes, can offer an EPA-estimated 28 mpg highway in the standard front-wheel drive setup.

Want more agility on the road? The 2016 NX 200t is available in an all-wheel drive configuration too. 

2. Comfortable seats 

A plush and inviting interior environment awaits you in the 2016 NX 200t. Sink into the NuLuxe® premium vinyl or leather upholstery in standard shades of Black, Creme, or Flaxen brown. Your front-row passengers will enjoy standard bucket seats with eight-way power adjustment and 42.8 inches of legroom. For the second row, expect 36.1 inches of legroom with seat recline functionality and a folding center armrest. Feeling the chill on those early morning starts? Further upgrade options include heated and ventilated front seats. 

3. Available driver aids 

The 2016 NX 200t offers plenty of available advanced driver aids to enhance your confidence behind the wheel. Models with the premium triple-beam LED headlamps gain enhanced visibility in dusk and darkness hours. Navigate multi-lane highways with ease thanks to lane departure alert, and a dynamic radar cruise control system that uses sensors to detect vehicle speeds ahead of you. Simplify your mall garage maneuvers with the 2016 NX 200t’s intuitive parking assist system, as it guides you through the steps for reverse and parallel parking. 

4. F Sport package 

If you want a crossover SUV that stands out, the 2016 NX 200t F Sport package is sure to please. For pure curb appeal, this package adds 18-inch alloy wheels with available superchrome finish and an F Sport-exclusive front fascia with a mesh grille insert. Drive engagement gets an uptick too, thanks to the sport-tuned suspension, paddle shifters, and amplified engine sounds. For a truly unforgettable ride, the F Sport also offers exclusive Rioja red NuLuxe seat upholstery. 

5. Standard feature list 

With a long list of luxurious features as standard, the 2016 NX 200t is an appealing option for discerning shoppers. Pleasant daily driving is assured with the comfort of dual-zone automatic climate control functionality and cup holders for both rows. For longer trips that call for audiobooks or podcast episodes, an eight-speaker sound system, USB port, and Bluetooth® functionality all allow you to connect to your latest listen. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.8 out of 5

6 customer reviews
The 2016 Lexus NX 200t is a luxury SUV that is perfect for work and leisure. Customers love the stability of the car and the storage space in the back. The car is a little higher so it gives excellent visibility and the driver aid features, such as Park Assist, help customers every day. The car is also luxurious and beautiful. The interior is super luxurious and the exterior is fun and sporty.

RepairPal gave the Lexus NX 200t an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Lexus NX 200t 1st out of 18 among Luxury Compact SUVs.

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Lexus NX 200t features and specs

Base 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 42.8"/R 36.1"

Head room

F 38.2"/R 38.1"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.



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