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    Entries in Lexus NX (6)

    Wednesday
    Sep252019

    Review: 2020 Lexus NX 300 Hybrid

    Review: 2020 Lexus NX 300 Hybrid

    The 2020 Lexus NX 300 Hybrid luxury compact SUV delivers an extremely competitive fuel economy while carrying five passengers comfortably in both rows. Already one of the most popular luxury vehicles in America, this luxury crossover adds advanced driver assistance technology as well as the latest multimedia technology to its 2020 model. Come into Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose for a car buying experience like no other.

    Performance

    The new NX 300h crossover hits the road with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder paired with powerful electric motors to kick out a total system of 194-hp. This compact SUV comes standard with an all-wheel drivetrain employing an electric motor that can deliver immediate torque to the rear wheels. When you are looking for more of an active throttle response or an increase in fuel efficiency, you can utilize the included Sport or EV driving mode. The NX 300h super ultra-low emission vehicle earns an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the northern California highways and 33 mpg in the city of Santa Clara with a total driving range estimated at 459 miles with a full tank of gas.

    Comfort and Convenience

    Step into this luxury hybrid crossover through its convenient five-door access and discover the standard NuLuxe® upholstery, 10-way power- driver’s and 8-way power-adjustable front passenger’s seats, 60/40 split power-folding and -reclining rear seat and illuminated door handles. Heated and ventilated front seats with perforated leather-trimmed seats throughout, a heated leather steering wheel, a power moonroof, and a power rear door with a kick sensor are available.

    Technology

    The Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, including pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, intelligent high beams, and new road sign information, is now standard. The pre-collision system applies a new low-light pedestrian detection and daytime bicyclist detection technology. Also, the 2020 NX 300h incorporates an 8.0-inch infotainment display, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility, and a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to five devices. Optional technology features come in the form of navigation, a 10.3-inch multimedia display with split-screen capability, and a new fourteen-speaker Mark Levinson® premium surround sound system.

    Pricing

    Starting at $39,070 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Aug282019

    Review: 2020 Lexus NX 300

    Review: 2020 Lexus NX 300

    The new stylish Lexus NX 300 luxury compact SUV has a very competitive fuel economy and offers a comfortable, quiet cabin with high-tech features. Also, the NX 300 received a five out of five predicted reliability rating from J.D. Power and a 5-Star Overall Safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Visit Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose to treat yourself to the 2020 Lexus NX 300.

    Performance

    A 235-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine delivers power to the NX 300. The engine is coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain. This luxury crossover achieves a strong fuel economy estimated at 28 mpg on the northern California highways and 22 mpg in the city. Smart stop technology comes standard, and you can opt for all-wheel-drive, an adaptive variable suspension, and 18-inch split-five-spoke alloy wheels.

    Comfort and Convenience

    The plush seats are upholstered with NuLuxe synthetic leather trim. The driver's seat comes with ten power-adjustable settings while the front passenger has an eight-way power adjustment. With ample legroom, the rear seats provide plenty of comfort and include a 60/40 split-folding feature. All five passengers will stay content with the standard dual-zone climate control system. Optional features include heated and ventilated front seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-folding and reclining rear seats, auto-dimming heated outside mirrors, a hands-free power rear door, and a power moonroof.

    Technology

    The Lexus infotainment system operates with the included features such as an 8.0-inch multimedia display screen, Siri® Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility, Bluetooth®, an eight-speaker sound system, HD Radio™, a USB port, a Wi-F- hotspot, Scout® GPS Link for turn-by-turn directions, and a SmartAccess key fob. Additionally, the Lexus Enform Safety Connect roadside service and Service Connect for remote vehicle status are included. An upgraded 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, dynamic voice command, navigation, and a fourteen-speaker Mark Levinson® premium surround-sound audio system are available. More optional technology features consist of Lexus Enform Destination Assist for guidance locating specific locations with the help of the 24-hour live response center, as well as the capability of operating your home lighting and garage and through Homelink®.

    Pricing

    Starting at $36,720 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Nov142018

    Review: 2019 Lexus NX

    Review: 2019 Lexus NX

    San Jose drivers, are you looking for a new SUV but not interested in giving up the stylish look of your convertible? Look no further than the 2019 Lexus NX 300. The 2019 NX 300 is sure to keep any style conscious driver happy. Read our review below and then come to Lexus Stevens Creek to test drive your very own.

    Performance

    The 2019 NX 300 comes in three different trim levels; Base, F Sport, and Hybrid. The Base and F Sport trim levels include a 2.0-liter turbo in-line 4 engine producing up to an estimated 235 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. These two trims get an estimated 22 MPG city and 28 MPG highway and are both available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive. The Hybrid trim level includes a 2.5-liter in-line 4 engine producing up to an estimated 194 HP. This trim gets an estimated 33 MPG city and 30 MPG highway and is only available as all-wheel drive.

    Comfort and Convenience

    The 2019 NX 300 includes technology that will give you control of the road while also keeping you comfortable and stylish. Features include a navigation system with 10.3-inch split-screen multimedia display, Amazon Alexa connection, Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0, Lexus Enform WiFi™, Apple Carplay®, Siri® eyes free, a remote touchpad, and Bluetooth® technology. The 2019 NX 300 also includes a leather trimmed heated steering wheel and leather trimmed shift knob, premium triple-beam LED headlamps with an adaptive front-lighting system, an outer-sliding moonroof, electrochromic, or auto-dimming, outside mirrors with auto tilt-down in reverse, and dual-zone climate control.

    Safety

    The 2019 NX 300 has a five-star overall vehicle score or safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration*. Features include the standard Lexus Safety System, Lexus Enform Safety Connect, a panoramic view monitor, a backup camera with dynamic gridlines, intuitive parking assist, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts, an eight-airbag system, and smart stop technology.

    Pricing

    Starting at $36,385 MSRP *Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). This 5-Star rating only refers to RX 350 AWD models built after January 24, 2017.

    Wednesday
    Jan102018

    Comparison: 2018 Lexus NX 300 vs 2018 Acura RDX

    Comparison: 2018 Lexus NX 300 vs 2018 Acura RDX

    If you want a luxury crossover with technology that won’t soon become outdated, Lexus is your best bet. Its advanced system of driver-assistive technology is standard on most new models because it’s been tested and, time and again, results in top safety ratings for the automaker.

    When comparing the 2018 Lexus NX 300 to the 2018 Acura RDX, you’ll notice not only better third-party ratings, but a better offering of standard tech on the Lexus. Read on to see why the NX is unbeatable in California. Then, visit us in San Jose to test drive a brand-new Lexus SUV.

    Safety Ratings and Technology

    Lexus NX 300

    The Lexus NX is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2018 Top Safety Pick. It earned best-possible scores in all categories, including crashworthiness, crash avoidance and mitigation, and child seat anchors ease of use. Also, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave it a 5-Star Overall Rating.

    All models of the 2018 NX come standard with a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Lane Keep Assist, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Intelligent High Beams. Options include a Panoramic View Monitor, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Intuitive Parking Assist.

    Acura RDX

    The new RDX is also a 2018 Top Safety Pick, but it scored lower than the NX in the following areas: front crash prevention, headlights, and child seat anchor ease of use. The Acura crossover also won a 5-Star Overall Rating from the NHTSA.

    The 2018 RDX includes a standard multi-view rearview camera and other passive safety systems, but you’ll need to upgrade to an upper trim for driver assistance tech. Available features include Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking, a Lane Keeping Assist System, Blind Spot Information System, and Rear Cross-Traffic Monitor.

    Entertainment and Convenience

    Lexus NX 300

    Each Lexus NX is equipped with a Lexus Display Audio system with 8-inch color display, Scout GPS Link navigation, Remote Touchpad controls, and an 8-speaker Premium Sound System. It also features Bluetooth technology, Siri Eyes Free, subscription-free traffic and weather, and the Lexus Enform suite of apps, including Safety Connect, Service Connect, Remote, and Destination Assist.

    Individual options include a power rear door, Touch-Free Power Rear Door, heated front seats and steering wheel, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Other available convenience features include a Navigation System with Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0, rain-sensing wipers, and the Lexus Memory System.

    Acura RDX

    The RDX comes standard with a 7-speaker Acura Premium Sound System, Sirius XM Radio, USB audio interface, Bluetooth, SMS text function, HomeLink universal transceiver, an auto-dimming mirror, and the Maintenance Minder system. Available features on the RDX include GPS-linked navigation, heated seats, Siri Eyes Free, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic, navigation with voice recognition, and Aha compatibility.

    The Acura crossover is not available with a heated steering wheel, power doors, or a memory system. Considering the Lexus’s lower base price and ample standard features, there’s no question which small luxury ute is the better value.

    Pricing

    Lexus NX 300

    Starting at $35,985 MSRP

    Acura RDX

    Starting at $36,000 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Jul122017

    Review: 2017 Lexus NX Turbo

    Review: 2017 Lexus NX Turbo

    Bay Area drivers know quality when they see it, which is why Lexus has long been a favorite in the region. Those seeking a crossover SUV with elegant styling, a luxurious interior, and top safety ratings will want to come take the 2017 Lexus NX Turbo for a test drive.

    But first, check out our full review to see why it’s the perfect small ute for California roads:

    Entertainment and Convenience

    You expect to have everything you need at your fingertips in a luxury car, and the NX delivers. It features an available Remote Touchpad for easy access to media, climate, and navigation controls via a responsive touch surface area with intuitive pinch, swipe, and flick gestures and pulse feedback. Additionally, the NX Turbo comes standard with Lexus Display Audio with Scout GPS Link navigation, an 8-speaker Premium Sound System, Bluetooth tech, and Siri Eyes Free.

    You also have the option to add a Qi-compatible wireless charger, a 10-speaker Premium Sound System, Voice Command, Lexus Enform Destinations, and the entire Enform App Suite for access to all of your favorite apps, wherever you go.

    Interior and Comfort

    Each model of the 2017 NX is equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter, NuLuxe interior trim, and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob. As individual add-on options, you can also choose heated and ventilated front seats, power-folding and reclining rear seats, power moonroof, power rear door, and a heated steering wheel.

    The Comfort Package adds Lexus Memory System for the driver’s seat and mirrors, as well as a power tilting/telescoping steering column. The Luxury Package gives you Linear Black Shadow wood interior trim, perforated leather-trimmed seating, rain-sensing wipers, heated steering wheel, and power rear door.

    Safety and Tech

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2017 NX a best-possible 5-Star Overall Rating. Also, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named it a Top Safety Pick+, as it earned perfect scores in all crash tests.

    The 2017 NX comes available with Premium Triple-Beam LED headlamps, Lane Departure Alert, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intuitive Parking Assist, Pre-Collision System, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and heated, auto-dimming exterior mirrors.

    Performance

    The 2017 NX Turbo is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. The powertrain makes a solid 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, and it comes standard with front-wheel drive or optional with all-wheel drive. If you have plans to haul a small boat or trailer, you’ll be glad to know that the NX Turbo has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. According to EPA estimates, it gets 22 MPG city and 28 MPG highway.

    Pricing

    Starting at $35,285 MSRP