The Lexus NX300h is late to the small, premium SUV segment — but this is a crossover that looks great, is generously appointed, and well-priced to compete strongly with the Germans.
They’ve had plenty of time to study the competition, like the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Volvo XC60 (watch our Volvo XC60 review). So, it’s no surprise that Lexus’s debut into the segment is thoroughly convincing. The NX is the size of an Audi Q5 or a BMW X3, but it competes on price with the smaller siblings to those cars: the Q3, and X1.
The NX employs the traditional Lexus formula: undercut the Germans on price while bundling most German options as standard features. Couple the favourable pricing to youthful, fresh looks, and to a reasonable driving experience, and from the outset, the NX looks like an attractive proposition.
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