2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV
- The Lexus NX 300 is unchanged for 2019
- Part of the first NX generation introduced for 2015, originally as the NX 200t
- Generous backseat room
- Available power-folding rear seat
- Cabin is very quiet at highway speeds
- Limited cargo volume
- Remote Touch Interface can be distracting to use
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not available
2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which NX 300 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating7.2 / 10
The 2019 Lexus NX 300 is a solid choice in the very popular compact luxury SUV class, but there are some drawbacks that keep it from being our top pick. We give it high marks for its spacious rear-seat accommodations and numerous advanced safety features that come standard. We also award points for the smooth ride quality and quiet cabin.
The NX may also win over some shoppers with its sharp styling, but it does come at a cost. That sloping rear hatch cuts into cargo space, leaving you with one of the smallest capacities in the class. We also deduct points for the frustrating infotainment interface that uses a touchpad controller instead of a touchscreen or dial. It takes far too much effort and attention to operate, and may be a deal-breaker for tech-minded drivers.
We suggest checking out the 2019 Lexus NX 300 alongside smaller luxury models such as the BMW X1 and new Volvo XC40, or slightly larger choices such as the redesigned Acura RDX.
2019 Lexus NX 300 configurations
The 2019 Lexus NX 300 is a five-passenger compact SUV available in two trim levels: the standard NX 300 and the NX 300 F Sport. 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. The NX 300h hybrid is reviewed separately.
Standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, LED foglights and running lights, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and mitigation, lane departure warning and intervention, keyless ignition and entry, power-folding mirrors, a rearview camera, automatic dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable front seats, simulated-leather upholstery (Lexus' NuLuxe), a 60/40-split folding and reclining back seat, in-car Wi-Fi, Lexus Enform Safety Connect emergency communications, a 8-inch infotainment display with a touchpad interface (Remote Touch), and an eight-speaker sound system.
The NX 300 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 a blind-spot warning system. 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 10-speaker premium sound system.
Additional options include front and rear parking sensors, a power liftgate, a panoramic sunroof, 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 Lexus NX 200t (turbo 2.0L inline-4 | 6-speed automatic | FWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2015, 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 & vibration8.5
Ease of use4.0
Getting in/getting out7.5
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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.
Lexus NX 300 vs. the competition
2019 Lexus NX 300
2018 BMW X1
Lexus NX 300 vs. BMW X1
On paper, the BMW X1 is at a slight power disadvantage and, in return, has marginally better fuel economy. In practice, the BMW accelerates slightly quicker and has significantly more cargo space. Also tipping the scales in favor of the X1 is a comparable amount of rear passenger space, sharp handling, high-quality interior materials and an intuitive infotainment interface. This is a definite win for the BMW X1.
Lexus NX 300 vs. Volvo XC40
The Volvo XC40 benefits from being the latest entrant in this class. The base T4 engine is weak for the class, but the T5 upgrade is one of the more powerful. Compared to the Lexus NX 300, the Volvo has a larger cargo space, more storage solutions for your personal items, and similar advanced safety features. The XC40 also gains an edge for its attractive Scandinavian design and supremely comfortable seats.
Lexus NX 300 vs. Acura RDX
The RDX is all-new for 2019. It's larger and more spacious than the NX, but its similar price and its brand's similarly superior reliability reputation should lead many consumers to cross-shop them. That would be wise. Besides the RDX's greater passenger and cargo space, you'll also find extra tech features and a more user-friendly touch-operated tech interface.
2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV for Sale
The 2019 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 front seats, and a suite of safety equipment called Lexus Safety System+. It includes frontal 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, but they are not really available separately. Each must effectively be added atop the last. Things start with the Comfort package, which 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 2019 Lexus NX 300.
2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV Overview
The 2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV is offered in the following styles: 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 2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 NX 300 SUV 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 2019 NX 300 SUV.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 NX 300 SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including Base, F SPORT, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV here.
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What's a good price for a New 2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV?
2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV 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 $43,711. The average price paid for a new 2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $3,078 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $39,308. The average price paid for a new 2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $2,806 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,806 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$36,502.
The average savings for the 2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is7.1% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,162. The average price paid for a new 2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $2,601 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,601 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$35,561.
The average savings for the 2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is6.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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