2020 Lexus NX 300h

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2020 Lexus NX 300h
2020 Lexus NX 300h

Key specs

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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

2 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

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

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 300h 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 4.9
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


solid car

Overall I like the car....Coming from an RX350 I do miss the larger storage in the back of the car. Great gas mileage and in the Sports Mode good acceleration. Apple Car Play is very nice.


Lexus at its best

This is the third Lexus since 2007 and meets all expectations.The last one was a rx450 h.my wife was very hesitant to trade it in.It was a phenomenal car for 9 years .It had 95000 miles which is low miles for its age but was driven mainly city traffic.We only changed the starter battery after 8 years for preventative reasons.The best car we have ever owned. I expect this car to meet or exceed the 450.The dealership is by far the best I have dealt with and after the three experiences I say this with confidence.North star lexus you are the standard dealerships should strive to be.


Very good gas mileage and fun to drive!!

This car is great! It’s comfortable, fun to drive, and has many features . It can practically drive itself!! And it’s eco friendly! I was surprised at all the features!!

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New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
72 months/unlimited distance
72 months/70,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
12 months/10,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance

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