2019 Lexus NX vs. Its Competition

2019 Lexus NX

Though the NX has been successful, it faces strong competition five years after its introduction from competitors that have the benefit of being newer in many cases.

The Acura RDX is recently redesigned, and its angular styling and new turbocharged powertrain aims to steal some of Lexus’s shine.

The Audi Q5 continues to be a popular choice in the segment, and embodies German business-like style and quality better than most.

The BMW X3 also benefits from a recent redesign, and offers more space and features than ever before.

Those looking for a more premium option without stepping up in size would be wise to consider the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and its myriad of trims and powertrains.

Finally, the Volvo XC60 is easily the most stylish of the bunch, and offers loads of comfort with trademark Scandinavian design.

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Quick Specs
6.0
The 2019 Lexus NX remains a boldly styled, comfortable compact luxury crossover with solid standard features.
7.2
The 2019 Acura RDX takes a clean-sheet approach to sporty utility, and that makes it the second-best thing in its showroom, apart from the NSX.
7.0
It’s easy to see why buyers increasingly pick luxury compact crossovers like the 2019 Audi Q5; it’s comfortable and quick with plenty of room.
7.0
The 2019 BMW X3 is a versatile compact crossover that delivers on rising expectations.
7.2
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class uses a plush ride and a lush cabin to captivate crossover crowds—and trumps it all with the AMG card.
7.3
The 2019 Volvo XC60 is the full picture: advanced powertrains, gorgeous interior, subtle exterior.
MSRP From     
$36,485$37,400$42,950$41,000$40,700$39,800
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
NX 300 FWDFWDPremium 45 TFSI quattrosDrive30i Sports Activity VehicleGLC 300 SUVT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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