At long last, the much-maligned Lexus Remote Touch Controller is gone, replaced by an available 14-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a brand-new user interface. Like what’s found in the new Toyota Tundra, this system features all the 2022 car tech buzz words: wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, intelligent voice assistant, Apple Music and Spotify integration, user profiles, digital key, cloud mapping with Google POI data, and over-the-air update capability. This system is simple to navigate, snappy to use, and aside from a few issues that we’ll cover later, is a massive improvement over any previous Lexus infotainment.
Our favorite feature was the available bird’s eye camera system, which pre-records what’s behind or in front so you can see what’s underneath when the vehicle. We also enjoyed the 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, though it’s only available as a pricey $2,125 option, and only in conjunction with other extras that raise the price by a combined $5,275. Other minor features like heated/ventilated seats that stay in the same setting when you get back in and the digital rearview camera make the NX feel like smartly crafted vehicle.