2019 Lexus NX aces IIHS checks, earns High Security Decide+ nod
The 2019 Lexus NX earned a High Security Decide+ ranking from the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security, the group introduced Monday. The NX earned the institute’s highest security nod because of wonderful customary headlights and “Superior” scores for ahead collision avoidance.
Whereas 2015-2018 fashions earned above-average marks, the award applies particularly to the 2019-model-year NX. Further reinforcement of the entrance passenger-side crash construction elevated its rating within the institute’s small overlap check sufficient to earn the compact crossover IIHS’ highest security ranking.
The NX’s customary forward-collision prevention system efficiently prevented crashes in each the 12- and 25-mph checks. As well as, the usual LED projector headlights and non-obligatory adaptive turning lights each earned good rankings, bolstering the NX’s general rating.
Lexus based mostly the engineering of the NX crossover on its company sibling, the Toyota RAV4, which earned almost an identical scores when outfitted with upgraded headlights. The NX fared higher than the smaller Lexus UX, which nonetheless earned an IIHS High Security Decide ranking regardless of its sub-optimal headlights.
Apart from the aforementioned structural reinforcements, the 2019 Lexus NX is essentially unchanged from earlier mannequin years. An infotainment system replace added Apple CarPlay (however not Android Auto) compatibility.