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The luxurious hybrid 2024 Lexus NX350h makes a fantastic five-seater family SUV. Let's see how it fares as a BabyDrive and put it through our family car testing with Infasecure child seats and Thule prams, roof rack and roof box…

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BabyDrive Verdict

When it comes to installing child seats in the 2024 Lexus NX350h, there are ISOFix points in both outer rear seats. They are not within plastic guides, but they are nice and easy to connect to.

2024 Lexus NX350h ISOFIX child seat anchorages in the second row

All three rear seatbacks have top tether anchorages, which are easily accessible through the boot.

2024 Lexus NX350h top tether child seat anchorages in the second row

Three Infasecure child seats fit across the rear seats of the 2024 Lexus NX350h. I installed the Infasecure Attain More and Infasecure Liberty Onyx Booster Seat, both forward-facing and the Infasecure Coocoon Go Infant Capsule rear-facing behind the driver's seat. It is a bit of a squeeze so you'll need to check your combination of Infasecure child seats fit.

2024 Lexus NX350h with three child seats installed in the second row

The 2024 Lexus NX350h has good legroom. With this combination of child seats, we could fit a 180cm driver in front of the rear-facing Infasecure Coocoon Go Infant Capsule or someone taller on the passenger side in front of the Infasecure Attain More.

2024 Lexus NX350h legroom with forward-facing child seats installed in the second row

Rear passengers are kept comfortable while you are driving, in the 2024 Lexus NX350h, with air vents in the back of the central console box and on the back of both front seats are map pockets that will fit your kids' iPads or books.

A fold-down armrest in the central seatback houses two cup holders. They will hold a child's drink cup or a reusable or disposable coffee cup fit in them, too.

The rear door bins are a good size and will hold a refillable water bottle and an iPad and there are storage wells in the handles too.

In the front of the 2024 Lexus NX350h, there are two cup holders in the central console that will hold a reusable or disposable coffee cup. In front of them is a wireless phone charging pad that acts as a retractable lid for a storage area underneath.

The central console box is generous in size and is lined so nothing rattles around, disturbing passengers.

The glove box is a good size and will hold a wallet and iPad with the manual. There is a first aid kit in there, too.

It's also good to see a lined glasses case in the ceiling, as a lot of manufacturers are no longer including them and it leaves drivers nowhere to keep their glasses where they won't get damaged.

The front door bins of the Lexus NX will hold your refillable water bottle, and an iPad and wallet fit, too. There are also storage wells in the front door handles.

The 2024 Lexus NX350h's boot space is generous; it fits 13 shopping bags when empty, which is comparable to the BMW iX3  that also holds 13. The Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 both hold 14 shopping bags.

2024 Lexus NX350h boot space for shopping with two rows of seats in use

The Thule Sleek, future-proof, multi-configuration pram with a single seat…

Thule Sleek

…will fit in the Lexus NX boot with six shopping bags.

2024 Lexus NX350h boot space for shopping with single stroller pram if two rows of seats are in use

The Thule Sleek, future-proof, multi-configuration pram with two sibling seats…

…will fit in the boot of the Lexus NX with three shopping bags.

2024 Lexus NX350h boot space for shopping with tandem stroller pram if two rows of seats are in use

The Thule Sleek, future-proof, multi-configuration pram with seat and bassinet…

…will fit in the boot of the Lexus NX side-by-side with no shopping bags.

2024 Lexus NX350h boot space for shopping with tandem stroller pram if two rows of seats are in use

The Thule Urban Glide 2 is the ultimate all-terrain stroller…

Thule Urban Glide 3

… with the back wheels on, it will fit in the 2024 Lexus NX350h boot with two shopping bags.

2024 Lexus NX350h boot space for shopping with single stroller pram if two rows of seats are in use

The Thule Spring, lightweight and one-handed folding stroller…

Thule Spring

… fits in the boot of the Lexus NX with eight shopping bags.

2024 Lexus NX350h boot space for shopping with compact pram if two rows of seats are in use

You can also fit two 90L and two 40L Thule Chasm duffle bags in the boot of the Lexus NX.

Or a medium-sized dog.

2024 Lexus NX350h boot space for dogs with two rows of seats in use

If you have filled your boot and need extra boot space for your family, the Thule Force XT L Roofbox on the Thule Wingbar EVO roof racks fits really nicely with the 2024 Lexus NX350h.

The Thule Force XT L Roofbox is very spacious inside and is like having a second boot space, holding two 90L and two 40L Thule Chasm duffle Bags.

The 2024 Lexus NX350h's boot floor is nice and flat for an emergency nappy change, and underneath the floor is a little hidden storage area.

The interior of the 2024 Lexus NX350h is minimal and clean. Most buttons and dials you'd usually find on the dash are within the touch media touch screen. The media system in the Lexus NX is easy to navigate using the bar down the right-hand side.

You can customise the sound settings and other driver assist functions for the car easily.

Being a hybrid, there is a great Energy Flow screen where you can watch the to and fro of power, which my kids and I love watching!

The Lexus NX has built-in sat-nav that is easy to use…

… and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can access your phone's navigation, communication and listening apps while driving.

The climate controls remain at the bottom of the media screen, so you can easily locate and use them while driving.

When you are reversing, the camera images are nice and large and clear, and you can turn the parking sensors off easily on the screen.

The Lexus NX has a 3D surround camera you can turn on easily, giving you a clear view of the vehicle. I find this really useful when parking in a school or playground car park to ensure there are no kids around the car and also to check the kerbs so I don't damage the wheels.

With three Infasecure child seats in the back of the Lexus NX then visibility is tricky, however with just the two outer rear child seats installed I can see well out of the back.

2024 Lexus NX350h with three child seats installed in the second row

The 2024 Lexus NX350h is a great car to drive with your family. It's nippy, easy to drive, and comfortable for both the driver and passengers.

Overall, the 2024 Lexus NX 350h makes a very practical luxury BabyDrive. It fits three Infasecure child seats in the back, and the boot can hold a double Thule pram.

The Lexus NX has a five-star ANCAP safety rating and has eight airbags as standard.

Dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags, as well as a driver knee airbag, are standard. A centre airbag which provides added protection to front seat occupants in side impact crashes is also standard on all variants.

 

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Tace Clifford
About Tace Clifford
Tace Clifford founded BabyDrive in 2017 after discovering a huge information gap in mainstream car reviews that left new parents and expanding families in the dark when it came to one of the biggest purchasing decisions of their lives.

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