NX 450h+ vs Tesla Model Y

2022 Lexus NX 450h+ vs 2022 Tesla Model Y

Introducing the all-new 2022 Lexus NX Series. Confidently reimagined. Intuitively connected. Meticulously crafted to make every moment count. Wearing the latest expression of the Lexus design language. Brimming with intelligent technologies – including LSS+ 3.0, our most advanced safety system, and Lexus Interface, our most immersive multimedia experience yet. And available with a choice of four powertrains – including the Lexus NX 450h+, our first plug-in hybrid-electric.

The 2022 NX 450h+ starting at $59,950* (+applicable fees and taxes) means getting into a functional and cost effective vehicle has never been more affordable. The 2022 NX will save you over $20,000 vs the Tesla Model Y which starts at $82,990* (+applicable fees and taxes)! Additionally the current delivery/wait time for a Model Y is over 6 months, while a 2022 NX 450h+ will be hitting dealerships and available for purchase within the next month!

*$59,950 starting price for NX 450H+ Ultra Premium Package, does not include taxes, freight+PDI, or other applicable fees
*$82,990 starting price for Tesla Model Y Long Range, does not include taxes, freight+PDI, or other applicable fees

Cost Efficiency and Availability

  • 58KM all Electric Range
  • 885KM Total Range per Tank
  • 2.8L/100KM Combined
  • Available for Order Immediately
With a fully-charged battery and full tank of gas, the NX 450h+ Plug-in Hybrid Electric has a range of up to 61km in EV mode. The greater the travel in EV mode, the greater the cost savings in fuel – while producing almost no emissions whatsoever. The benefit of a Hybrid Electric Vehicle means you don't have 'Range Anxiety'. The 2022 NX 450h+ isn't limited by the infrastructure of Canadian charging stations and still have a backup engine when needed.

This means for 885km (1 full tank of gas) you will only spend roughly $42 even with gas being $1.70L in Ontario! Compared this the average vehicle in this class which requires premium fuel and gets 9.9L/100km and the savings are massive!

Additionally 2022 Lexus NX 450h+'s are available for order now with short lead time on orders, unlike our competitors!

Fuel Economy

  • Self Chargin Plug-In Hybrid Electric
  • 58KM Electric-Only Range
  • 304 Horsepower
  • Enhanced Ride & Sharper Handling
Similar to Lexus’ Hybrid Electrics, our Plug-in Hybrid Electric technology seamlessly blends two power sources – an ultra-smooth gas engine, and a powerful electric motor. With its large battery, and ability to plug-in, you can travel faster and further in electric mode alone. Now available on the all-new Lexus NX 450h+.

EV, or electric-only mode, maximizes battery use, allowing you up to a 61 km range using only electric power. With its advanced 18.1 kWh lithium-ion battery, you also enjoy instant acceleration, near-silent driving, and the ability to reach speeds of up to 135 km/h.

In Auto EV/Hybrid mode, simply press the accelerator, and the powerful gas engine springs to life, delivering rapid acceleration, capable of carrying you to 100 km/h in just over 6 seconds.

The heart of the system, the Power Control Unit (PCU), continuously monitors driving conditions, then selects the best power source – or ideal blend of power sources – for any given moment. Tailored to the high-capacity lithium-ion battery, the PCU optimizes performance at all speeds.

Charging is as easy as plugging in. The NX 450h+ is equipped with a 6.6 KW on-board charger capable of Level 1 (120 volt) or Level 2 (240 volt) charging. With Level 1, it will take approximately 12 hours to fully charge. For level 2, it can fully charge in as little as 2.5 hours. You can also set your own charging schedule for a specific day and time. No special equipment is required. And, when not at home, you can make use of any public EV charging station that offers Level 2 charging capabilities.

Safety and Reliability

  • Road Sign Assist
  • Risk Avoidance Emergency Steer Assist
  • Right & Left Turn Vehicle Detection
  • Oncoming Vehicle Detection
  • Automatic High Beam
The 2022 Lexus NX 450h+ is the first Lexus to be equipped with LSS+ 3.0, elevating your peace of mind to a whole new level. Enhancements include new technologies, expansion of Pre-Collision System capabilities, and changes to the Adaptive Cruise Control so that it recognizes traffic cutting in front of your vehicle more quickly, and more.

Additionally the reliability and build quality are that you can trust with all Lexus vehicles, with below industry average of problems per 100 vehicles compared to Tesla and many other Hybrid or Electric brands. (from J.D. Power Quality Study)


Standard across the 2022 Lexus NX Series, the Blind Spot Monitor alerts you to the presence of vehicles in adjacent lanes that may have escaped visibility in the side-view mirrors. While Rear Cross Traffic Alert warns you about approaching vehicles when backing up.


Four Panoramic View Monitors, and 12 ultrasonic sensors help take the guesswork out of parking. Select the space, press the Advanced Park* “start” and NX automatically parallel parks or backs into a parking space without any need for you to select the gear, accelerate or brake. It’s that easy.


  • Digital Key
  • Available Heads Up Display
  • Standard Wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • Mark Levinson Audio System
  • Drive Connect
A wide, full-colour Head-Up Display (HUD), projects real-time driving information – like speed, and turn-by-turn navigation – on the lower driver windshield, reducing the need for eye movement, so that you can keep focused on the road ahead. Available on Executive and F SPORT Series packages.

Unleash your inner audiophile, with the power and precision of a Mark Levinson Audio System. Featuring 17 strategically placed speakers so that you can enjoy your favourite music to the fullest. Standard on Lexus NX 450h+ and available with Executive and F SPORT Series 3 package

Use your smart device to lock/unlock, start your vehicle and drive off without taking your device out of your pocket. You can also securely share the Digital Key to your vehicle with friends and family.*

Elevate your experience behind the wheel and find your next destination easier than ever before with Drive Connect that includes Cloud Navigation, Intelligent Assistant and Destination Assist. Available on all grades; models with a 14-inch display receive a 3-year complimentary trial.