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Toyota has been the king of hybrids for decades, and that royal status includes its Lexus luxury brand. The Lexus NX Plug-In Hybrid has the practicality of a compact luxury SUV with the efficiency and low fuel costs of a PHEV. It has two trim levels available, the higher of which can actually get pretty pricey when fully loaded.

Here’s what you can expect to pay for a loaded 2024 Lexus NX Plug-In Hybrid. To be clear, we’re specifically talking about the PHEV variant, not the non-hybrid or the conventional hybrid versions of the NX.

How much is the base Lexus NX Plug-In Hybrid?

The base trim of the 2024 Lexus NX Plug-In Hybrid is the NX 450h+ AWD, and it starts at $59,405. Power comes from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a pair of electric motors. The total output is 304 horsepower, achieving a 0-60 mph time of 6.0 seconds. That makes it the quickest and most powerful variant of the NX. As for efficiency, it can go up to 37 miles on electricity alone and gets 36 mpg with a dead battery, according to EPA estimates.

The NX 450h+ AWD is very well equipped with standard features. In the base trim, it’s equipped similarly to the NX 350h AWD with the Luxury Package. Standard features include 20-inch alloy wheels, a power sunroof, LED headlights with an adaptive front lighting system, a perforated leather-trimmed interior, black open-pore wood trim, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, ambient interior lighting, a 14-inch infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a head-up display.

The standard Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 safety tech suite bundles desirable driver assistance features. It has automatic emergency braking, full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, road sign assist, automatic high beams, and more. Intuitive parking assist with automatic braking also comes standard with the PHEV.

How much is a fully loaded 2024 Lexus NX PHEV?

The 2024 Lexus NX 450h+ F Sport Handling AWD trim starts at $60,655. The key differences are in the aesthetics and the suspension system. The F Sport appearance package adds a sportier look with unique wheels, a more aggressive front fascia and rear valance, gloss black trim, and special interior touches like dark graphite aluminum trim, aluminum pedals, enhanced seat bolsters, and a black headliner.

It has the same performance specs as the standard NX 450h+ AWD, but the handling differs. The F Sport Handling model has an adaptive variable suspension system with lateral performance dampers. This setup makes this SUV drive more like a sport sedan. It also has a Sport S+ drive mode to deliver peak performance.

If you add every available individual option, like Cadmium Orange paint, a 360-degree camera, premium triple-beam LED headlights, and a 6.6-kW onboard charger, the price comes to $64,420.

The value of an NX Plug-In Hybrid model

The pricey 2024 Lexus NX Plug-In Hybrid is really only worth the cost if you specifically want a plug-in hybrid luxury SUV. The conventional hybrid version of the NX has a much lower starting price ($44,205) and gets 39 mpg. However, the PHEV has the performance benefits of 304 hp, a 6.0-second 0-60 mph time, and the available F Sport Handling package. As always, PHEV models also act as good transitional experiences toward a future of owning and driving EVs.

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