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    Review: 2019 Lexus NX300

    San Jose drivers, the newest Lexus model you have all been waiting for is finally here. We are happy to introduce the new 2019 Lexus NX 300. This vehicle is the perfect luxury SUV for your next cross-country road trip. Read below for our review of the new 2019 NX 300 and then come to Lexus Stevens Creek to test drive your very own today.


    The 2019 NX 300 comes in three different trim levels: Base, F Sport, and Hybrid. The Base and F Sport trims include a Turbo In-Line 4 engine that gets 235 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. Both of these trims get an estimated 22 MPG city and 28 MPG highway. The Hybrid trim includes an In-Line 4 engine that gets 194 total HP that gets an estimated 33 MPG city and 30 MPG highway. Both the Base and F Sport trim levels come in all-wheel and front-wheel drive, with the Hybrid coming only in all-wheel drive.


    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2018, gave the 2019 NX 300 a five-star overall vehicle score for safety. Impressive safety features of the 2019 NX include the standard Lexus Safety System, Lexus Enform Safety Connect, Panoramic View Monitor, Intuitive Parking Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, and an eight-airbag system. Optional features specific to different trims include rain-sensing wipers, LED cornering foglamps, and a vehicle proximity notification system.

    Comfort and convenience features include premium triple-beam LED headlamps with adaptive front-lighting system, leather-trimmed heated steering wheel and seats, dual-zone climate control, and massive interior storage and cargo space.


    Starts at $36,185 MSRP


    Comparison: 2018 NX vs. BMW X3

    In today’s world of SUVS, CUVs, Crossovers, and everything in between, consumers may find the options overwhelming and numerous. For the unscrupulous luxury shopper, the options narrow and the best options begin to shine, and the leaders begin to shine. For San Jose drivers, the BMW X3 and Lexus NX 300 are familiar names, but which vehicle is the best choice?


    LEXUS NX 300

    When the rubber meets the road, California drivers will appreciate having the power they need, when they need it. The 2019 Lexus NX 300 comes standard with a 2.0L Turbo In-line 4-Cylinder that produces 235 HP all while getting 25 MPG combined MPG*. All-wheel-drive models give up one mile per gallon and gain all weather performance to give drivers the ultimate confidence.

    For drivers looking for a sportier feel, the F-Sport trim adds enhanced styling, Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) and selective drive modes that deliver the ideal driving performance for any situation.

    BMW X3

    Delivering on its promise of being the ultimate driving experience, the BMW X3’s standard 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder delivers 248 HP in a rear wheel drive configuration. BMW puts this power to the wheels with an 8-Speed automatic transmissions with a sport mode for manual shifting if drivers prefer. EPA estimates put the BMW X3 at 26 MPG combined, and 25 MPG for all-wheel-drive models.

    For thrill seeking drivers the X3 offers a 3.0L Turbo model that produces 355 HP, Sport focused suspension, and enhanced styling features. The drawbacks become evident when looking over the window sticker since BMWs top model adds over $13,000 to start from the base model.


    LEXUS NX 300

    NX shoppers will find Lexus makes no reservations when it comes to delivering on driver comfort. With 4 no cost interior options, and 4 more as apart of the Luxury package, drivers are sure to notice, no two NX’s are alike. Standard features include 10-way power-adjustable driver's, dual-zone climate control, illuminated door handles, and a tilting/telescoping steering wheel.

    Optional features like Blind Spot Monitoring, Triple Beam LED Headlights, and Navigation are a big plus for long drives through the San Francisco Bay area.

    BMW X3

    Entry level X3 models offer buyers SensaTec upholstery, Engine Start/Stop, a 12-speaker sound system. Drivers seat positions are recalled with drivers memory seats, and power folding mirrors make this wide crossover, easier to park.

    One you have deciphered your way through BMWs lengthy trim, package, and option offering, buyers can add heated leather seating, panoramic sunroof, and many safety features not found in the standard equipment list. Style and performance minded shoppers with enjoy the ability to add bold M Sport styling to their X3 without having to spend the full $13,000 to move up to the actual M Sport.


    As with all SUVs these days, the options are competitive, with options and features all looking fairly similar. The real test comes when shoppers review the bottom line, and this is an are where Lexus shines bright, saving California customers thousands.

    LEXUS NX 300

    Starting at $36,185 with top models starting at $39,975

    BMW X3

    Starting at $41,000 with top models starting at $54,500


    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.


    Lexus NX 300

    Starting at $35,985 MSRP

    Acura RDX

    Starting at $36,000 MSRP


    Review: 2018 Lexus NX 300

    Review: 2018 Lexus NX 300

    The Lexus NX 200t is now the NX 300, with improved suspension, updated features, and a full suite of safety technology standard on all models. It’s the same luxury crossover that’s been a best-seller in Silicon Valley for years, only better.

    Below is our full review of the 2018 Lexus NX 300, including standard and available features, safety ratings, and more. Read on, then visit our convenient San Jose location for a test drive:

    Performance and Fuel Economy

    The NX 300 features a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, making 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It’s available with front- or rear-wheel drive, goes from zero to 60 in 7 seconds, and can tow up to 2,000 pounds.

    The NX 300 F Sport has F SPORT-tuned suspension, added driving modes, race-inspired paddle shifters, G-force and turbo-boost displays, aluminum pedals, 18-inch alloy wheels, and an array of F SPORT interior styling details. You can also add an Adaptive Variable Suspension as an individual option.

    According to EPA estimates, the NX 300 has a fuel economy of 22 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, and 25 MPG combined.

    Comfort and Convenience

    The 2018 Lexus NX is a two-row crossover that comes standard with NuLuxe interior trim, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, roof rails, dual-zone automatic climate control with interior air filter, and SmartAccess with push-button Start/Stop. For your entertainment, the NX also has standard Lexus Display Audio with 8-inch screen, Scout GPS Link navigation, Bluetooth wireless tech, subscription-free traffic and weather, Siri Eyes Free, and an 8-speaker Premium Sound System.

    Individual options include heated front seats, power folding and reclining rear seats, power open/close rear hatch, a power moonroof, heated steering wheel, a Touch-Free Power Rear Door, and auto-dimming rearview mirror. Ask your Lexus Stevens Creek dealer about the deluxe features included in the Comfort Package, Premium Package, Luxury Package, Navigation Package, and Cold Weather Package.

    Safety and Tech

    The 2018 Lexus NX earned a best-possible 5-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It’s no wonder, considering that Lexus has some of the most advanced safety technology on the market – and includes it standard on most models.

    The NX 300 comes standard with the Lexus Safety System+, which includes Lane Departure Alert with Len Keep Assist, a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and intelligent high-beam headlamps. The luxury crossover also has eight standard airbags, Lexus Enform Safety Connect, and Vehicle Stability Control. Individual options include a Panoramic View Monitor, premium triple-beam LED headlamps, and Intuitive Parking Assist with Automatic Braking. A Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert is included in the Comfort Package.


    Starting at $35,985 MSRP