2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV

2019 Lexus NX 300
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2019 Lexus NX 300
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What’s new

  • The Lexus NX 300 is unchanged for 2019
  • Part of the first NX generation introduced for 2015, originally as the NX 200t

Pros

  • Generous backseat room
  • Available power-folding rear seat
  • Cabin is very quiet at highway speeds

Cons

  • Limited cargo volume
  • Remote Touch Interface can be distracting to use
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not available


Which NX 300 does Edmunds recommend?

For the vast majority of shoppers, we suggest starting with the standard NX 300 and adding the optional Comfort package for its heated and ventilated front seats and blind-spot monitoring system. Some drivers with sporting intentions will be drawn to the NX 300 F Sport, and we're sure they'll enjoy the adjustable suspension and more aggressive seat bolstering.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.2 / 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).

Trim tested

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.

Driving

7.0
In terms of performance and driver engagement, the Lexus NX 300 is merely average among the current crop of luxury crossover SUVs. But odds are that most shoppers are just looking for an easy-to-drive vehicle. On that front, the NX satisfies.

Acceleration

6.5
The Lexus NX accelerates to 60 mph in 7.0 seconds, which is marginally slower than rivals. But acceleration should prove more than adequate for the majority of drivers. Gear changes are on the slow side, but they are smooth.

Braking

7.0
In panic-braking tests from 60 mph, the NX 300 has slightly better-than-average performance. Nosedive was noticeable, as was a slight squirm from the rear tires. It still remained controllable, and distances were consistent.

Steering

6.5
Steering effort is appropriate and precise, but there's little feedback for the driver to get a feel for the car. At parking-lot speeds, the effort lightens up for easy maneuvering.

Handling

6.5
The NX leans a lot when cornering, but it's predictable and poised. Those who value better handling may want to investigate the F Sport model, especially with its adaptive damper option.

Drivability

8.0
As an everyday commuter, the NX 300 places few demands on the driver and provides a calm cabin. The small footprint also makes it well-suited to congested cities and tight parking spots.

Comfort

8.5
The Lexus NX provides an abundance of overall comfort that is uncommon in the segment. Smooth, quiet and comfortable are apt descriptions.

Seat comfort

8.0
The front seats offer plenty of room and adequate support for a variety of body types. The optional front-seat ventilation further enhances long-distance comfort. The rear seats are also accommodating for adult passengers.

Ride comfort

8.5
The NX's comfort-oriented suspension smooths over road imperfections with ease. Where rivals feel busy and nervous, the Lexus seems to glide unaffected over ruts and bumps. F Sport's adaptive damper option may improve the ride further, so make sure to try it.

Noise & vibration

8.5
Among luxury crossover SUVs, the Lexus NX 300 is one of the quietest vehicles. Wind, road and engine noise is pleasantly silenced to levels that we're used to hearing in flagship sedans.

Interior

6.5
The NX interior provides a wealth of passenger space, but the diminished cargo capacity hurts this crossover's overall utility. The darkest cloud is cast by the frustrating and ill-conceived Remote Touch infotainment controller.

Ease of use

4.0
The Remote Touch trace pad interface is easily the worst in the industry. Its controller is hard to manage, and it distinctly lacks intuitive menus and buttons. Unfortunately, it's mandatory for the 2018 NX 300.

Getting in/getting out

7.5
The high-ish ride height and tall door openings make getting into the NX an easy, stoop-free affair. The doors are also short enough in length to allow access in tight parking spaces.

Roominess

7.5
The front seats are spacious for larger passengers, and the rear seats have enough head- and legroom for adults in the outboard seats. Small rear windows make those quarters feel a bit more confining than they are.

Visibility

7.0
Forward visibility is decent, but the rear roof pillars and small rear window obscure the rearward view.

Quality

7.0
The standard simulated-leather upholstery looks and feels like the genuine article. Common touch points are well-padded. Other interior materials are good-quality and tightly fitted for a solid feel.

Utility

5.5
The NX's 17.7-cubic-foot cargo space behind the rear seats is smaller than competitors' and is further hampered by the sloped rear window. That window also limits bulky items with the seats folded, even though volume is competitive.

Technology

The NX 300 suffers for its frustrating Remote Touch Interface and the absence of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The rest of its tech menu is at least competitive.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Lexus NX 300.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Make your next be NX
Paul B,08/19/2018
From style, to performance and cost, the NX300 is the way to go. Service includes lifetime washes and incredibly friendly people. You can both see and feel the luxury built into this lower end luxury SUV. Save on the $2,000 Navigation system as the vehicle allows you to display your map and routing right from your phone. 👍
Amazing looks and acceleration (for an SUV)
Velin,09/25/2018
Everything so far is amazing with the car. The upgrade screen seems huge and can be split to show different things at a glance. The safety features such as parking assist and lane change warnings have worked well when I tested them. I'm coming from a V6 sports coupe with quick acceleration, so I was surprised that the NX300 was only slightly slower in that department. I expected an SUV to be much slower. There is some body roll if you take a turn too quick, but again, my only comparison is a low-to-the-ground coupe. The main issue I have is that the front seats are narrow. The sides come up almost vertically with some stiff and barely flexible material inside. If your rear end is too wide, seats will be even less comfortable. My previous car had slightly flatter seats, allowing for more room. I must note one of the things I was not concerned about was cargo space. Coming from a small coupe, anything space wise was an upgrade for me. If you want a large SUV with serious storage, the NX may be too compact for you. Overall this is an amazing car, and if you get the F Sport trim, you will have the aggressive styling on the front grill.
Great SUV
Rafael Manautou,09/08/2018
Trade 2015 NX200T for 2019 NX300 and with all new extras you get of the F sport is a dream come true.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$36,185
MPG
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
235 hp @ 4800 rpm
MSRP
$37,585
MPG
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
235 hp @ 4800 rpm
MSRP
$38,575
MPG
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
235 hp @ 4800 rpm
MSRP
$39,975
MPG
22 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
235 hp @ 4800 rpm
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Safety

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.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.1%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Lexus NX 300 vs. the competition

2019 Lexus NX 300

2019 Lexus NX 300

2018 BMW X1

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.

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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.

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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.

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More about the 2019 Lexus NX 300

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

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Read our full review of the 2019 Lexus NX 300 SUV here.
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