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Lexus NX

  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The compact NX delivers a less opulent driving experience than the typical Lexus. Handling is responsive, but the ride is rather firm and cabin noise isn't particularly hushed. The NX 300's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder works well and delivers 24 mpg overall. The NX 300h hybrid returns 29 mpg overall, making it one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs we've ever tested, but it feels a bit underpowered. Snazzy details lend the interior some appeal, but a number of cheap touches remain. Front cabin room is tight, and the styling compromises rear visibility and crimps cargo space. The fussy touchpad used for most controls is frustrating and distracting to use. The Lexus Safety System+ is standard and includes automatic emergency braking and lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist. Blind-spot monitoring is optional.
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2015 Redesign Year
Lexus NX 2018
Lexus finally enters the luxury compact SUV market with the Toyota RAV4-based NX. Lexus's first turbo engine, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic, works well and delivers 24 mpg overall. The NX 300h hybrid uses a 194-hp engine with a CVT, and its 29 mpg overall makes it the most fuel efficient SUV we've ever tested. The NX delivers a sportier, less cushy driving experience than the larger RX. The interior is adorned with nice stitching but some cheap touches are evident, and the cabin is very tight, with compromised visibility. The dash gets a multipurpose center screen controlled by a fussy touchpad that requires a distracting level of focus to manipulate.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 N/A N/A
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $28,150 - $33,950 $24,730 - $30,155
2015 $26,375 - $31,225 $22,975 - $27,475