2022 Lexus NX vs. Its Competition

2022 Lexus NX
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell 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.

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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2021 Acura RDX2021 Acura RDX
2021 BMW X32021 BMW X32021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (GLC300)2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
Quick Specs
6.4
The 2022 Lexus NX amps up the pixel count in its quest for crossover street cred.
6.5
The 2022 Cadillac XT4 fits compact-car moves into a worthy entry-level SUV, but the interior could be better.
6.3
The 2022 Infiniti QX50 and QX55 crossovers have a sense of style and stand-out features, but they’re uninspired to drive.
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.
7.0
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     
$37,950$35,795$39,000$38,400$43,000$43,200
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
NX 250 FWDFWD 4-Door LuxuryPURE FWDFWDsDrive30i Sports Activity VehicleGLC 300 SUV
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2022 Lexus NX vs. 2022 Cadillac XT42022 Lexus NX vs. 2022 INFINITI QX502022 Lexus NX vs. 2021 Acura RDX2022 Lexus NX vs. 2021 BMW X32022 Lexus NX vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class