2019 Lexus NX 300

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$36,485

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

25

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

182.3” x 64.8”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Cabin quality
  • Relatively roomy backseat
  • Many standard features, upscale options
  • Hybrid fuel efficiency
  • Responsive transmission (NX 300)

The bad:

  • Engine, transmission response (NX 300h)
  • Mushy brakes (NX 300h)
  • Smallish cargo area
  • Touchpad usability

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • F Sport Black Line Special Edition

  • Base

    $36,485

  • F Sport

    $38,725

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 Lexus NX 300 trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • 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

2019 Lexus NX 300 review: Our expert's take

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.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

2.0

Drives like it's crazy!

Does not drive well. After they finally balanced the front tires. It was given to me in terrible driving conditions. Service dept doesn't listen to women! Assumed in was my driving. Front end alignment, suspension, etc is terribly out of wack. Drives all over the road. Safety features often fail, automatic braking system, cruise control breaking, etc. Nail biting to drive.

5.0

This car running so smooth and the set very compor

Excellent no complaint When I drive smooth, turn, running and parking always have signal remind that keep me alerts and safety it could help me not feel like sleeping

5.0

The most Luxurious SUV

It is just perfect.. Has everything I need .. Great on the road 4 wheel deive.. The interior is red and leather. The size of the SUV is good for me neat and not too big

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Safety

Based on the 2019 Lexus NX 300 base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
16.0%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
4

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Lexus
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
2 years/unlimited miles from your certified vehicle date of purchase.
Basic warranty terms
2 years/unlimited miles from your certified vehicle date of purchase. Coverage begins after completion of the 4-year/50,000 new vehicle Basic Warranty.
Dealer certification required
161-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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