2016 Lexus NX 300h

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Lexus NX 300h. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Cabin quality
  • Relatively roomy backseat
  • Many standard features, upscale options
  • Fuel efficiency with either drivetrain
  • Responsive transmission in NX 200t

The Bad

  • Engine/transmission response in NX 300h
  • Mushy brakes in NX 300h
  • Smallish cargo area
  • Usability of navigation system

Notable Features of the 2016 Lexus NX 300h

  • Five-seat crossover SUV slots below RX 350
  • Turbo NX 200t or hybrid NX 300h
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • F Sport model available (NX 200t)

2016 Lexus NX 300h Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The 2016 Lexus NX 200t crossover SUV and its hybrid variant, the NX 300h, slot below the RX in Lexus' lineup. It seats up to five people and competes with the Acura RDX, BMW X3 and Audi Q5.
New for 2016
The NX gains subscription-based Lexus Enform Remote, which allows owners to use their smartphone to do things like unlock the doors or start the engine. Lexus Enform Service Connect provides maintenance alerts, warning light notifications and a vehicle health report that's accessible from an app or website.
Significant Standard Features

  • 235-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with six-speed automatic transmission (NX 200t)
  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder and electric motors make 194 hp total and work with a continuously variable automatic transmission (NX 300h)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Spoiler
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Power front seats
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • IPod connectivity
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • All-wheel drive
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Navigation system
  • Auto-dimming side mirrors
  • Power liftgate
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Precollision system with adaptive cruise control
Vehicle Overview

The 2016 Lexus NX 200t crossover SUV and its hybrid variant, the NX 300h, slot below the RX in Lexus' lineup. It seats up to five people and competes with the Acura RDX, BMW X3 and Audi Q5.
New for 2016
The NX gains subscription-based Lexus Enform Remote, which allows owners to use their smartphone to do things like unlock the doors or start the engine. Lexus Enform Service Connect provides maintenance alerts, warning light notifications and a vehicle health report that's accessible from an app or website.
Significant Standard Features

  • 235-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with six-speed automatic transmission (NX 200t)
  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder and electric motors make 194 hp total and work with a continuously variable automatic transmission (NX 300h)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Spoiler
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Power front seats
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • IPod connectivity
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • All-wheel drive
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Navigation system
  • Auto-dimming side mirrors
  • Power liftgate
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Precollision system with adaptive cruise control

Latest 2016 NX 300h Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Well designed

by Rtglick on February 11, 2018

Very comfortable - great design - navigation system leaves room for improvement - exterior styling is great - great ride comfort , seating and interiors . Read full review

(4.0)

an awesome car but awful GPs

by mushroom from fresh meadows, NY on September 4, 2016

I've driven many different cars and i love this hybrid it's comfortable and beautiful, the mpg is good (could be a bit better i thought for a hybrid) drives nice, quiet.. but for an expensive brand ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Lexus NX 300h currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Lexus NX 300h Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
good
Retraints and dummy kinematics
good
Structure and safety cage
good

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Lexus

Program Benefits

Every L/Certified vehicle now comes with an unlimited-mileage warranty up to 6 years, complimentary maintenance plan. Each L/Certified Pre-Owned Lexus must pass a rigorous inspection and be thoroughly reconditioned to meet the same high standards as a new Lexus. Exclusively at a Lexus dealership.

  • Limited Warranty

    Unlimited Mileage Warranty Up To 6 Years

    Warranty is valid for a minimum of two years/unlimited mileage after the expiration of 4 yr/50,000 mile new vehicle Basic Warranty, or two years from L/Certified purchase or lease date, whichever occurs later.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 70,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 161 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The NX 300h received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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