We didn't have high hopes that the newest Lexus luxury crossover SUV (or CUV), the NX, would offer much in the way of smiles per mile. Yes, Lexus has tried to shed its staid image by getting sportier (there seems to be an "F Sport" trim for just about every model), and it's even succeeded in some cases - mainly with the recently redesigned IS sports sedan and the larger GS sports sedan.
Nissan, like a certain former Vice Presidential candidate, mistook the word "rogue" to mean "independent," when it actually means "uncontrollable," which is a very different concept, and not one that any car company should want people to associate with their products (doesn't anyone remember the Gremlin?).
For those of you who aren't familiar with the "slow car fast" mentality, it works like this: It's more fun to drive a slow car fast than drive a fast car slow. More often than not, drivers of high-horsepower cars on the road (the Hellcats and AMGs out there) are really only experiencing a sliver of the car's capabilities; if you really want to explore the limits of cars like this, you need to go to the track.
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