2019 Lexus NX 300 Sport
2019 Lexus NX 300 Sport The Lexus NX arrived in 2015 as a brand response to compact luxury crossovers that had won a steady sales boost over the previous decade. The first gasoline-only models were badged NX 200t, but with a facelift 2018, the BOM became NX 300. For 2019, the NX 300 remains unchanged.
The NX debuted the current Lexus design language, which features well-placed and créasesed folds that respond to natural curves for a global shape that is unusual, but enjoyable. Nowadays, the NX itself looks like a mini-RX from the outside and that’s a good thing. Inside you will find a cabin that is a little more dated than the newer goods of the car manufacturer, but it is still the class competitive and more than Premium. Like other Lexus models, the NX 300 is available with the F SPORTS processing, which consists of a prominent mesh grille, unique front, and rear bumpers, special wheels and dark chrome trim.
All NX 300s are powered by a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo-line engine capable of 235 horsepower and 258 pounds-feet. Many vehicles in this class come with eight or more gears, but the NX 300 does with a 6-speed automatic transmission, with either standard front traction (FWD) or optional integral traction (AWD). The drive mode selection system is provided as standard, with normal, sport and ECO modes. The F SPORTS models also see an adaptive variable suspension. The fuel economy ratings of the NX 300 stood at 22000 per gallon, 28 highways and 25 combined on premium fuel.
Lexus offers the NX 300 in the basic and F SPORTS guises. The base is equipped with 17-inch wheels, leather padding, an 8-inch infotainment system, an 8-speaker audio system, folding mirrors, a security alarm, a 4g Wi-Fi hotspot, a driver’s seat at 10-way, 8-way electric passenger seat, two-zone automatic temperature control, and a 4.2-inch color LCD display. F Sport gets all the same features, as well as unique reinforced sports seats, F Sports emblems, and Turbo and G-Force gauges. Available features include leather padding, a sunroof, heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, a tilt-telescopic steering column, an electric tailgate with hands-free operation, and a More pleasant 10.3-inch infotainment system with navigation.
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The NX 300 has security in mind, as a back-up camera and all the Lexus safety System + Suite is standard equipment throughout the range. This includes the front collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic beams and the adaptive speed controller. The monitoring of dead angles and a Surround-view camera system are optional.
In the compact crossover space, the NX 300 shines with a unique exterior and interior, not to mention a competitive set of standard and optional features. Even in its fifth year of the model on the market, this is an exciting option.
Although its acceleration will not blow the doors out of the red light challenges, the NX should offer enough power for the occasional driver. The NX300 (formerly known as NX200t) comes with a 235-HP turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, a six-speed automatic, and front traction; Full traction is also available. In our test of an integral traction model F Sport, he performed a class-average of 6.9-second from zero-to-60-mph time. The Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic has managed to Sprint at 60 mph in 6.1 seconds, which makes the NX seem positively slow.
It’s a different story on the road. The NX does not feel lethargic pulling in traffic, the power delivery of the engine is linear and predictable, and once the Turbo starts, it is even peppier. The hybrid powertrain offers even less PEP, but its fuel economy is significantly improved. While the NX is not as fun on a winding road as the BMW X1 or the GLA250, its light steering makes it easy to drive around the city. Its center of gravity is higher than in either of these competitors, lending it a high-heavy sensation during turns.
Being the highest and most SUV-like crossover in this segment means the gas-powered NX is not as effective as its low-slung rivals. The hybrid powertrain has considerable gains at the pump, but its acceleration performance is hampered by its lower power output. The non-hybrid NX managed 27 mpg in our fuel economy test of the real world road. However, the GLA250 was more efficient with a result 34 mpg. The NX300h Hybrid managed 32 mpg in the same test.
2019 Lexus NX 300 Sport
We would choose the trim F Sport of the NX300, which is powered by the standard 235-HP 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharger. It’s more expensive than the NX300 standard, but we think it’s worth it, as it adds support sport bucket seats, G-Force and Turbo-Boost gauges, unique wheels, and an aggressive style grille and lower bumper. We would be sparingly on options, but the rear electric tailgate is a handy feature at a reasonable price.
- NX300: $37,380
- NX300 F Sport: $39,770
- NX300h: $39,730