Lexus released pricing for the all-new 2015 NX 200t and NX 300h compact SUVs, which go on sale in December. The NX 200t starts at $35,405, including a destination charge, or $6,490 below Lexus’ larger RX 350 SUV. The NX 300h hybrid, meanwhile, starts at $40,645; that’s $7,900 below the RX 450h. All prices are for models with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive adds a modest $1,400 to the NX 200t and $1,590 to the NX 300h.
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That puts the NX atop the starting prices for entry-luxury SUVs like the 2015 Audi Q3 ($33,425), Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class ($32,225) and BMW X1 ($31,850), but Lexus insisted at a press drive in July that the NX competes with their larger siblings — respectively, the Q5 ($39,825), GLK-Class ($38,825) and X3 ($39,450) — a group that’s dimensionally closer to the NX; all prices include destination.
As with so many segments, there’s bound to be a lot of cross-shopping between the two groups. And the NX, like the Acura RDX and Infiniti EX-turned-QX50, plays between them. Standard features include power seats, keyless access and push-button start, a backup camera, faux leather upholstery and Bluetooth phone/audio with Apple’s Siri Eyes Free integration. A Premium Package ($2,670 or $2,890, depending on drivetrain) adds a power tilt/telescoping steering column, memory driver’s seat, larger wheels, heated and ventilated seats, a moonroof and a few more minor features. A Luxury Package ($4,505 or $4,885) includes the former options plus a heated steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, power liftgate, leather and more. Many other standalone options exist, including navigation, various collision-avoidance technologies and power-folding rear seats. Loaded with factory options, an all-wheel-drive, non-F-Sport NX should top out around $47,500 for the 200t and a bit more for the 300h.
The NX 200t F Sport, meanwhile, starts at $37,505 with front-wheel drive or $38,930 with all-wheel drive, including a $925 destination fee. On the F Sport, the Premium Package runs $2,140 with either driveline; there’s also a slew of other options, both packaged and standalone. There is no F Sport version of the NX 300h.
Editor’s note: This post was updated on Oct. 20 to add NX 200t F Sport pricing.
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