2022 Lexus NX vs. Its Competition

2022 Lexus NX
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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.

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

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

Cadillac’s XT4 seems somber in comparison with some of these crossovers, and lacks the polish of the GLC and X3.

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Quick Specs
The 2022 Lexus NX amps up the pixel count in its quest for crossover street cred.
6.7
The 2021 Acura RDX satisfies sport-sedan drivers and crossover needers alike with strong performance and scads of space.
7.3
The 2021 BMW X3 is a do-all small crossover loaded with luxury, technology, and usability, with a dash of sporty personality.
6.5
The 2021 Cadillac XT4 is a fine choice among small crossovers for those looking for equal parts style, tech, and value.
6.3
The 2021 Infiniti QX50 is a tech-forward crossover SUV with a plush interior that nonetheless can feel like a wallflower.
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The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class can be a soothing urban oasis—or a roaring twin-turbo V-8 track star. It’s your call.
MSRP From     
Coming Soon$38,400$43,000$35,795$38,050$43,200
Gas Mileage     
Coming Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/ATurbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/ASmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
N/AFWDsDrive30i Sports Activity VehicleFWD 4-Door LuxuryPURE FWDGLC 300 SUV
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
N/AAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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