2018 Lexus NX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Matador Red Mica
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MSRP
$35,313 - $40,734
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MPG (up to)
33 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
194-235
Seats
5

How 2018 Lexus NX Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 4.3Comfort 4.4Styling 4.4Value 4.6

Editor's Overview

The 2018 Lexus NX gets a mild mid-cycle freshening this year, and a new name, but all the elements from the original vehicle are still in place, including the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and hybrid model. For those seeking performance, quality, dependability and excellent resale, there’s no touching what Lexus is serving up.

Lexus NX Models & Trims

chevronDown icon NX 300h $36,261 - $40,056
Horsepower: 194 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
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chevronDown icon NX 300 $35,313 - $38,784
Horsepower: 235 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
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chevronDown icon NX 300 F Sport $36,907 - $40,734
Horsepower: 235 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.79
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Loving the style, size and sound.

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Love the style and size of the car and the updated technology. The car very comfortably seats five and is a good size to move furniture. The tech is fun and it has great sounding Audio throughout. However, I had a Kia Soul rental car this past weekend and thought its driver seat was way more comfortable than my own. Aside from these, I do also appreciate the tech that sensors driving lanes and vehicles ahead.

Kyle M
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Functions I cannot use but I would not trade the car for any other.

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It is a wonderful vehicle. Almost everything works well, although some things are very difficult to figure out. One problem is that the function that syncs the car & garage gate are not compatible. Lexus sent out 2 techs & they said I cannot use that task. One other minor complaint is that the garage opener opens too fast & too high for me & I always forget to stop it. Midlevel.

Evelyn B
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It will brake on its own if it senses a potential collision with a stationary or moving object

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It is a luxurious auto with a feeling of comfort and quality. Quiet ride and made more quiet as it is a hybrid. Very good gas mileage. Only negative is it does not drive like a sports car and could be more powerful. However, I know not possible to get the very good gas mileage at the same time. Has all of the latest electronic features making me feel safe when driving.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$36,261 - $40,056
$35,313 - $38,784

Horsepower

Horsepower
194 (hp)
235 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 16
2.0L 16V DOHC 4
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.8 (in.)
42.8 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.4 - 38.2 (in.)
37.4 - 38.2 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.1 (in.)
36.1 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38 - 38.1 (in.)
38 - 38.1 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
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Standard
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Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Standard
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Standard
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Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/50HR19
P235/50HR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.7 (in.)
104.7 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.8 (ft.)
39.8 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
73.6 (in.)
73.6 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4180 (.lbs)
3940 - 4050 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
194 (hp)
235 (hp)

Torque

Torque
152 (ft. lbs.)
258 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1500 (.lbs)
2000 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
150 (.lbs)
200 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
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Standard
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FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Standard
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Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Optional
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.8 (gal.)
15.9 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
32 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

City

City
33 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
30 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Standard
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
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Standard
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Not Available
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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Standard
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Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Standard
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Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Standard
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Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
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Driver-side Overlap Front
G
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Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Lexus Enform w/Safety Connect Emergency Sos
  • Forward Collision Mitigation
  • Lane Keep Assist Lane Keeping Assist *
  • Lane Keep Assist Lane Departure Warning *
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag and Passenger Cushion Front Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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