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Selected Style 2015 Lexus NX RWD 4-Door sDrive28i
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $37,170 $40,400
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $41,490 $45,100
AWD 4-Door xDrive28d N/A N/A $38,550 $41,900
RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 21 28 $35,330 $38,400
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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
Vehicle
EPA Classification - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) - 58.4
Passenger Capacity - 5
Second Leg Room (in) - 36.8
Front Leg Room (in) - 39.9
Second Head Room (in) - 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 57.4
Front Head Room (in) - 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) - 65.4
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) - 183.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 19.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 56.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 19.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) - NA
Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 39
Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size - P245/50WR18
Rear Tire Order Code - NA
Front Tire Size - P245/50WR18
Spare Tire Size - NA
Front Tire Order Code - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - NA
Wheels
Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 210
Engine
Engine Type - Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System - Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code - NA
Displacement - 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 240 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 21 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 24 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 28 (Est)
Transmission
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
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
Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style - Sport Utility
Vehicle Name - BMW X3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front - Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.6 (Est)
 
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