2020 Lexus NX vs. Its Competition

2020 Lexus NX
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The NX is smaller than its German and Japanese rivals, though it’s bigger than those makers’ pint-size SUVs.

For some buyers, it may be the ideal recipe.

The BMW X3 is an appealing, low-stress crossover with good features and strong turbocharged engines.

The Mercedes GLC has more design flair and can be had with healthy AMG power for a hefty price.

Infiniti’s QX50 has a high-tech engine, but it feels like it’s playing catch up with other luxury brands.

The Jaguar E-Pace is small but has an upmarket feel that appeals, and its styling is top-notch.

We like the Acura RDX for its impressive dynamics, but its user interface is also complicated.

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Quick Specs
6.0
The dramatic lines on the Lexus NX keep it a compelling rival to pint-size luxury SUVs from BMW and Mercedes, but it could be more spacious.
6.7
The 2020 Acura RDX is a stylish, strong-performing crossover SUV worthy of a place on any shopping list.
7.5
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.
6.2
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 is a beautiful package of technological innovations—in places visible and not visible.
6.2
The 2019 Jaguar E-Pace is a strong, fun-to-drive entry to a red-hot city luxury crossover market.
MSRP From    
$36,720$37,600N/A$36,650$38,900
Gas Mileage    
22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/ASmall Station WagonSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Style Name    
NX 300 FWDFWDN/APURE FWDP250 AWD
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55N/A55
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport UtilityN/ASport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODN/ACVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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