In 2005, Lexus became the first luxury carmaker to deliver a hybrid to market.
The RX 400h was an all-wheel drive 3.3-liter V6 with a pair of electric motors, one for each set of wheels.
Marketed by Lexus as a compact SUV, the NX 300h measures 182.3" (4,632cm), which is just a couple of inches shorter than an Audi Q5, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, or BMW X3.
The NX 300h got a makeover at the beginning of 2018, adding a larger infotainment display, enhanced safety features, modest design tweaks, and a larger touchpad on the center console.
While the NX 300 (formerly the NX200t) has a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine, the NX 300h has a larger 2.5-liter inline four coupled with a pair of electric motors that charge via the internal combustion engine and regenerative braking.
Throw in $1,800 for a navigation package that includes "premium" sound, another $500 for a power liftgate with kick sensor, and a couple of other miscellaneous bits, and our model came in at $47,158.