Excellent interior quality; roomy rear seat and cargo area; reasonable starting price; fantastic Lexus reputation for service and reliability
Mediocre powertrains; pricey hybrid variant; no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
Spending nearly $5,000 more on the NX 300h just to achieve an extra 8 or so mpg doesn't seem like a smart move. We think you'd be better off going with the NX 200t and shelling out for a few extras such as heated seats and a power tailgate. Find a Lexus NX for sale
The 2016 Lexus NX comes in two versions differentiated by drivetrains: the turbocharged NX 200t and the hybrid NX 300h.
The NX 200t ($35,915) has 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, automatic LED headlights, LED brake/fog/running lights, dual-zone automatic climate control, synthetic leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated side mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, an 8-way power adjustable front passenger seat, a cargo cover, a rearview camera, a 4.2-in thin-film-transistor driver display, Bluetooth, a 7-in central display screen, Siri-based voice controls for drivers with iPhones, an 8-speaker audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, an auxiliary input and a USB/iPod interface.
Aside from its hybrid drivetrain, the NX 300h ($40,670) offers the same equipment as the NX 200t, along with a power adjustable steering wheel.
There's 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 lift gate, a heated steering wheel, navigation, parking sensors and adaptive cruise control. The F SPORT package (not available with the hybrid) also brings a sport-tuned suspension.
Cargo space behind the NX 200t's rear seats is 54.6 cu ft. when they're folded down. Naturally, the NX 300h has to accommodate some hybrid hardware, so it offers 53.7 cu ft. Neither model's space is that great, and the sloped roof compromises practicality a little further.
|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|
2016 Acura RDX -- A popular rival to the NX, this luxury compact crossover offers excellent technology and strong V6 power.
2016 BMW X3 -- A new generation of the X3 debuted for the 2016 model year and has immediately become the class leader.
2016 Lincoln MKC -- The MKC combines excellent technology with a smooth, comfortable ride.
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC -- Based on the C-Class, this model replaces the GLK and comes with an extremely well-executed package.
Used Lexus RX -- Shoppers who need a little more space than the NX should look at a used RX, which offers plenty of amenities, including an optional hybrid powertrain.
Used BMW X5 -- If you prefer a truly sporting character, consider a pre-owned X5, which offers greater room than the NX, as well as far more impressive handling and acceleration.