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Competes with: Audi Q5, Lincoln MKC, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC
Looks like: An angry Pokemon
Drivetrains: Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder or 2.5-liter hybrid-electric four-cylinder engine; six-speed automatic or two-speed continuously variable transmission; front- or all-wheel drive
Hit dealerships: TBD
Lexus has taken the wraps off its new NX compact SUV at the 2017 Shanghai auto show, the first refresh of the popular luxury model since its introduction three years ago. For the 2018 model year, Lexus has kept the updates simple: lightly updated styling, a mildly redone interior, some new displays and new interior trim. A sportier looking F Sport trim is available with more aggressive jet-black trim, exclusive wheels and metallic interior trim.
Lexus has updated the NX's front and rear styling with new grilles, bumpers, lights and trim. Up front, the NX gets a restyled hood and lights that flow better into the doors and fenders, while the new three-projector headlights evoke the look of the ultra-luxury LC500 coupe. In back, new taillights and a new rear bumper complete the look with longer L-shaped light elements and chrome-tipped exhaust pipes. It also gets a new 18-inch wheel design.
Not too much is new inside, and the biggest news is the new 10.3-inch display screen sitting atop the center control panel, replacing the smaller 7-inch model. It's still a display only, however, with the controls for it on the center console. ... Read More
My first SUV my 5th lexus
After driving a Lexus ES 350 for the past 12 years, this is my first SUV. Really like all but one aspect of this car. It gets great mileage on long trips, but most of my driving is local and the ... Read full review
Nicest car I have ever owned.
The car is beautiful, the inside is plush, comfortable, and the electronics is state of art. It is compact but roomy, and real pleasure to drive. Read full review
The 2018 Lexus NX 300 currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
48 months / 50,000 miles
72 months / 70,000 miles
48 months / unlimited distance