2020 Lexus NX 300

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Key specs

Base trim shown


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Seating capacity

182.3” x 64.8”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

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

The bad:

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

3 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2020 Lexus NX 300 trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • New Black Line Special Edition
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay standard
  • Five-seat compact luxury SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • NX 300h hybrid available

2020 Lexus NX 300 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 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 2020 Lexus NX?

Models built after Oct. 1, 2019, include Android Auto smartphone connectivity. A power-adjustable steering wheel is also standard.

A Black Line Special Edition of the NX 300 is also available. Limited to 2,000 copies, it features 18-inch bronze wheels, a black grille surround, black foglight housings and black mirror caps. Interior features include bronze accent stitching and a black headliner.

What Features in the 2020 Lexus NX Are Most Important?

Besides standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, all NX trims include a host of electronic safety and convenience features, including a Wi-Fi hot spot (subscription required after initial trial), 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 2020 Lexus NX?

The NX offers a high-quality interior with a surprisingly roomy backseat in a reasonably sized 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 4.8
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews


Buh bye, Lexus...

I had a '20 NX for 3 1/2 years and very glad to be rid of it. Fake leather (vinyl) upholstery. Constant problems with the infotainment system. Cramped "cocoon" like interior. Premium gas only. Very strange instrument panel and center console. Touch pad was very annoying to use. Pitchy ride. I now have a '23 Mazda CX-5 Signature which is a much nicer car and $7000 less expensive. Should you choose an NX, I hope you'll enjoy it more than I did mine. Never again.


Most comfortable car ever!

Car fits me perfectly. Nice handling. Beautiful paint color and interior. I look forward to a road trip to see how she rides. Lexus make a great car.?


Nice pick up and maneuvering

I love this car and the limited edition red leather seats are so cool and fun. The seats are comfortable, as well. Passengers are happy with the ride.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Lexus
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
72 months/unlimited distance
72 months/70,000 miles
12 months/10,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
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
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