2021 Lexus NX 300

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$37,610

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2021 Lexus NX 300
2021 Lexus NX 300

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

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

The bad:

  • Drivetrain response (NX 300h)
  • Mushy brakes (NX 300h)
  • Smallish cargo area
  • Touchpad multimedia interface

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Blind spot warning now standard
  • Five-seat compact luxury SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • NX 300h hybrid available
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay standard

2021 Lexus NX 300 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 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. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available on the NX 300, while the NX 300h is only available with all-wheel drive. Both models seat up to five people and compete with the Acura RDX, Infiniti QX50 and Volvo XC60

What’s New on the 2021 Lexus NX?

Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert is now standard, along with power-folding and auto-dimming side mirrors. 

What Features in the 2021 Lexus NX Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Power-adjustable steering wheel
  • 8-inch multimedia screen
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity 
  • Wi-Fi hot spot with free trial 
  • Automatic emergency braking 
  • Adaptive cruise control 
  • Lane departure warning with steering assist
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include: 

  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Navigation with 10.3-inch screen
  • Mark Levinson premium stereo
  • 360-degree camera system

Should I Buy the 2021 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 multimedia interface isn’t great to use, either.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

NX 300 F Sport👍🏾

Great interior except for a big metal screw on either side of the center console. Why would they do this? Otherwise a great vehicle in design and comfort

5.0

Best SUV ever!!!

Love this car!! Safe, beautiful, and so reliable. Cannot say enough about how great this SUV is!! It is the perfect size. Not too big, fits five adults comfortably. I highly recommend. Beautiful inside and out. If you're looking for a great car, test drive one of these!!!

5.0

Most reliable and exceptional car/SUV I’ve owned.

I’m always looking forward to driving this car when I get up in the morning to go to work. Makes me feel good about myself. Drives smoothly and comfortably.

See all 19 consumer reviews

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