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Selected Style 2015 Lexus NX FWD 4-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $37,682 $40,195
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,962 $35,095
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $36,386 $38,795
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $34,258 $36,495
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TCC's Bottom Line With the 2015 NX, Lexus finally has a crossover to take on the mass luxury market--and its striking styling could be a plus. A sporty yet smooth driving feel, quiet interior, and top-tier safety all add up to a lot of appeal for the 2015 Acura RDX, although its lack of features and flair stop it short of greatness.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 28 mpg
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Head Room (in) 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 66.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.4
Wheelbase (in) 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7
Track Width, Front (in) 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 183.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 61.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 26.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 26.1
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.9
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size P235/60VR18
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P235/60VR18
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3717
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 251 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 3.5 L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 273 @ 6200
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09
Trans Order Code NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48
Trans Type 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Vehicle Name Acura RDX
Body Style Sport Utility
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5.0 (Est)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.7 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
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