There were a lot of cool cars showcased at the recently wrapped 2014 New York International Show. But when it comes to game changers, the 2015 Lexus NX might top the list. The compact crossover is a shining example why Lexus should never be taken lightly. A drastic shift from the larger luxury rides that have defined Lexus in years past, the NX boasts five aspects that stand out in a growing segment.

When you’re driving this beauty, you’ll always be psyched to say, “Pick you up at 7.” That’s because it makes a great first impression with features like LED lighting on the door handles and an interior that leaves ladies speechless.

1. Cool as the Concept
The trouble with most compact cars is that the production model never quite lives up to the looks of the concept that first had you raving about the vehicle. But the NX looks as striking as a car ready for the road as it first did when it was showcased as a concept model at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

2. Power of Two
Among the many “firsts” the NX ushers in for Lexus, the most talked about is the addition of the brand’s first Twin Scroll Turbo Charger in the 200t model.  The fuel-efficient engine packs a pretty powerful punch for a compact crossover with 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque. The NX will also be available in a hybrid model called the 300h, which should help ease even more pain at the pump.

2015_Lexus_NX_200t_F_SPORT_0343. Dater’s Delight
When you’re driving this beauty, you’ll always be psyched to say, “Pick you up at 7.” That’s because it makes a great first impression with features like LED lighting on the door handles and an interior that leaves ladies speechless.

4. Bigger on the Inside
Compact crossovers are excellent for darting through traffic, finding parking in a pinch and fuel efficiency, but they sometimes leave you feeling scrunched. Not the case with the NX; it features an interior design scheme that provides increased legroom.

2015_Lexus_NX_200t_F_SPORT_0385. Tech Forward
Whether it’s the new Lexus remote touch pad or the Lexus-first G sensor and boost meter, the NX is packed with a number of progressive tech features. However, the one generating the highest level of buzz is Lexus’ first wireless charging tray—it’ll keep your phone powered up so you don’t miss that call for a second date.

The 2015 NX 200t turbo and NX 300h hybrid will be available in the US market this fall. Get stoked with the video below and learn more at lexus.com/concept/NX.