2018 Lexus NX 300
2018 Lexus NX 300 pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which NX 300 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
The 2018 Lexus NX 300 is the new name for what used to be called the NX 200t. There are a few minor differences, but overall it's the same vehicle. That means you're getting a small luxury crossover with mini-RX 350 styling and a comfortable around-town demeanor. Buyers will enjoy comfortable seating, a quiet interior and a suitably powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
There are a few drawbacks. Rear cargo space is limited due to the steeply sloped rear window. Also, Lexus' Remote Touch infotainment interface may leave some drivers frustrated because of its attention-sapping nature. Overall, though, the NX 300 should appeal to shoppers seeking a refined and comfortable luxury crossover.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 Lexus NX 300 is a five-passenger compact SUV available in a two trim levels. The NX 300h hybrid is reviewed separately. It comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (235 horsepower, 258 pound-feet) and a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional.
Standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, LED foglights and running lights, keyless ignition and entry, automatic dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable front seats, simulated-leather upholstery (Lexus' NuLuxe), a 60/40-split folding and reclining back seat, a 8-inch infotainment display with a touchpad interface, and an eight-speaker sound system.
Also included is adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and mitigation, lane departure warning and intervention, and automatic high beams.
The NX 200t F Sport version adds 18-inch wheels, special exterior styling elements, a sport-tuned suspension, special interior trim and NuLuxe color schemes, more aggressively bolstered seats, different gauges and a sport steering wheel.
Other packages are also available, but their availability can vary by region, so you'll want to check with your local dealer. The Comfort package includes heated and ventilated front seats and blind-spot monitoring. To that package, the Premium package adds 18-inch wheels, a sunroof, driver-seat memory settings and a power-adjustable steering wheel.
The Luxury package bundles the above options with automatic wipers, a heated steering wheel and leather upholstery. There's also a Navigation package with a larger 10.3-inch screen and a premium sound system.
Additional options include front and rear parking sensors, a power liftgate, upgraded LED headlights and adaptive suspension dampers (F Sport only).
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2015 Lexus NX 200t (turbo 2.0L inline-4 | 6-speed automatic | FWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the name has been changed from the NX 200t to the NX 300. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's NX 300.
Noise & vibration4.5
Ease of use1
Getting in/getting out3.5
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite NX 300 safety features:
- Lexus Safety System+
- Helps mitigate accidents by alerting you when a front collision is imminent or when you deviate from your lane.
- Blind-Spot Monitor
- Alerts you if a vehicle is in your blind spot and warns you about oncoming cross-traffic when backing up.
- Lexus Enform Safety Connect
- Lets you connect with roadside assistance and can contact the authorities in case of a collision or stolen vehicle.
2018 Lexus NX 300 for Sale
The 2018 Lexus NX 300 is an aggressively styled compact crossover SUV that features generous rear-seat room and on-road comfort. It's available in a standard trim and an F Sport version. The NX 300 and NX 300 F Sport are available with either front- or all-wheel drive.
All NX 300s feature respectable rear legroom, fold-down rear seats, power seats for driver and passenger, and a suite of safety equipment called Lexus Safety System+. It includes front collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams.
The NX 300 F Sport adds sportier styling and a sport-tuned suspension. There are also extra gauges that include a g-force meter, a turbo boost display, and graphics showing steering angle, throttle position and brake pressure. For those going all in with the aggressive looks of the NX, we think it's a worthwhile path.
Option packages allow buyers to further equip their car. An available navigation package includes a navigation system, an additional two speakers and a bigger display screen. The Comfort package includes heated and ventilated front seats and blind-spot monitoring. To that package, the Premium package adds 18-inch wheels, a sunroof, driver-seat memory settings and a power-adjustable steering wheel. The Luxury package bundles the above options with automatic wipers, a heated steering wheel and leather upholstery. There's also a Navigation package with a larger 10.3-inch screen and a premium sound system.
A few stand-alone options worth mentioning include a power liftgate, upgraded LED headlights and power-folding rear seats.
No matter what configuration you decide on, let Edmunds help you find and buy the perfect 2018 Lexus NX 300.
2018 Lexus NX 300 Overview
The 2018 Lexus NX 300 is offered in the following submodels: NX 300 SUV. Available styles include 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), F SPORT 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A).
What do people think of the 2018 Lexus NX 300?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Lexus NX 300 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 NX 300 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 NX 300.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Lexus NX 300?
2018 Lexus NX 300 F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2018 Lexus NX 300 F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $44,789. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lexus NX 300 F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $3,637 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $3,637 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$41,152.
The average savings for the 2018 Lexus NX 300 F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is8.1% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Lexus NX 300 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2018 Lexus NX 300 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,945. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lexus NX 300 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $2,645 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,645 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$39,300.
The average savings for the 2018 Lexus NX 300 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is6.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Lexus NX 300?
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