Excellent interior quality; roomy rear seat and cargo area; reasonable starting price; fantastic Lexus reputation for service and reliability
Bizarre styling; mediocre powertrains; pricey hybrid variant
The NX is completely new for the 2015 model year, slotting below the RX in the growing Lexus SUV lineup.
If we were choosing between the two 2015 Lexus NX models, we'd have trouble spending $5,000 more for the NX 300h just to get an extra 10 mpg in combined city and highway driving. Make our NX a turbo, then, and add a few extras, like a sunroof and heated seats. It's a new, well-equipped Lexus SUV for under $40,000 with shipping. Find a Lexus NX for sale
The NX comes in two varieties that mirror its engine choices: the turbocharged NX 200t and the hybrid-powered NX 300h.
Base-level NX 200t models ($35,300) include 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, NuLuxe faux-leather upholstery, dual-power front seats, a backup camera, Bluetooth, LED headlights, a 7-in central display screen, keyless ignition and entry, Siri-based voice controls for drivers with iPhones, satellite radio and a USB/iPod interface.
Aside from its hybrid engine, the NX 300h ($40,600) offers the same equipment as the NX 200t.
The NX offers a wide array of options, ranging from 18-in alloy wheels and a power sunroof to heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, automatic wipers, a power liftgate, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, parking sensors and adaptive cruise control.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/10,000 Miles|
Acura RDX -- The Acura RDX is a popular rival that boasts more restrained styling, excellent technology and strong V6 power. It's been tremendously popular, and we would consider it seriously.
Lincoln MKC -- The all-new Lincoln MKC is one of our favorite vehicles in the segment for combining excellent technology with a smooth, comfortable ride and handsome, elegant styling. We never thought we'd say it, but this is one of our favorite compact luxury SUVs.
Used Lexus RX 350 -- Shoppers who need a little more room than the NX can provide should consider a used RX 350, which offers all of the amenities, including an available hybrid powertrain.
Used BMW X5 -- If it's sport you're after, consider a pre-owned BMW X5, which offers more room than the NX and more impressive handling and acceleration.