2019 Lexus NX 300Change year or vehicle
Key specs of the base trim
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- Cabin quality
- Relatively roomy backseat
- Many standard features, upscale options
- Hybrid fuel efficiency
- Responsive transmission (NX 300)
- Engine, transmission response (NX 300h)
- Mushy brakes (NX 300h)
- Smallish cargo area
- Touchpad usability
Apple CarPlay now standard
Lexus Enform adds smart watch compatibility
Five-seat compact luxury SUV
Front- or all-wheel drive
235-hp, turbo four-cylinder standard (NX 300)
Hybrid NX 300h available
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What Is the 2019 Lexus NX?
The Lexus NX 300 compact luxury SUV and its hybrid variant, the NX 300h, slot below the RX in Lexus’ lineup. The NX 300 gets a 235-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed automatic transmission; the NX 300h’s hybrid drivetrain includes a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motors for a total system output of 194 hp. Both models seat up to five people and compete with the Acura RDX, Infiniti QX50 and Volvo XC60.
What’s New on the 2019 Lexus NX?
Models built after Oct. 1, 2018, include Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity. Meanwhile, the subscription-based Lexus Enform Remote feature adds functionality, allowing users to access remote start and door lock features using a smart watch in addition to their smartphone.
What Features in the 2019 Lexus NX Are Most Important?
Besides standard Apple CarPlay for 2019, all NX trims include a host of electronic safety and convenience features, including a Wi-Fi hot spot (subscription required after initial trial), pedestrian detection with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning with steering assist, and automatic high-beam headlights. The hybrid NX 300h has standard all-wheel drive and gets an EPA-estimated 31 mpg combined – 6 mpg better than the front-drive NX 300.
Should I Buy the 2019 Lexus NX?
The NX offers a high-quality interior with a surprisingly roomy backseat in a reasonably sized and easy-to-handle package. While the NX 300h gets better mileage, its drivetrain responses and mushy brakes diminish the driving experience. The SUV’s touchpad interface isn’t great to use, either.
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The 2019 Lexus NX 300 currently has 1 recall
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