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2019 Lexus NX Ratings & Reliability
The NX is a pleasant compact luxury SUV. Handling is responsive, and the ride is firm, yet comfortable. The cabin is quiet. The NX 300's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder provides ample acceleration 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 underpowered and tends to be noisy during acceleration or hill climbing. Snazzy details lend the interior a high-tech appeal and anime style but the cockpit is snug. Elbow room is a bit tight, and the styling compromises rear visibility and crimps cargo space. The fussy touchpad that's used to interact with the infotainment screen is frustrating and distracting to operate. The Lexus Safety System+ is standard and includes automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning with lane keeping assist. Blind spot warning is optional.
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 $29,625 - $33,825 $26,860 - $30,860
2017 $26,200 - $30,875 $23,630 - $28,060
2016 $23,575 - $28,475 $21,025 - $25,625
2015 $22,225 - $25,750 $19,620 - $22,920