Speaking of fiddling and numbers, we got the chance to beat up on both the NX 300h (hybrid) and the NX 200t F Sport (turbo) at our test track. My big takeaway? They're both heavy. And weirdly, the 200t weighs a little more than the 300h, even with all of the latter's batteries and extra motors. Things get even weirder. Lexus claims that although the NX and the Toyota RAV4 share a few basic things (wheelbase, suspension mounting points, speaker holes), the NX is 90 percent different. You know what? I totally believe Lexus. Reason being that the last RAV4 we tested weighed in at 3423 pounds. The NX 200t F Sport? 4175 pounds. That's more than 750 pounds! What? How? Where? Why? Now, of course, the RAV4 we tested was FWD and had a 2.5-liter I-4. The 200t has a 2.0-liter turbo I-4 and AWD, but, I'm sorry, there's no way an extra driveshaft, two half shafts, plus a turbo and some plumbing clocks in at 750 pounds. Leather? Sound-deadening material? Lead? All are possibilities. For those wondering, the 300h weighs 4123 pounds.
It sounds like the polarizing looks didn't result in a polarizing driving experience.