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Selected Style 2015 Lexus NX RWD 4-Door sDrive28i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $37,760 $40,500
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $42,360 $45,500
AWD 4-Door xDrive28d 27 34 $39,140 $42,000
RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 21 28 $35,920 $38,500
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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. Among compact crossovers, the 2015 BMW X3 doesn't try to be rugged; instead it's one of the sportiest and most fuel-efficient in its class, and this year's new sDrive and diesel models add to that while the lineup gets even more tech and active-safety options.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 28 mpg
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 39.9
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56
Front Head Room (in) 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.4
Wheelbase (in) 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8
Length, Overall (in) 183.8
Height, Overall (in) 66.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 63.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 27.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 27.6
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size P245/50WR18
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50WR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4030
Spare Wheel Material NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 1450
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 5000
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.38
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11
Trans Type 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14
Trans Order Code 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Body Style Sport Utility
Vehicle Name BMW X3
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5
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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