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Lexus NX

(2014 - present)

The Lexus NX is a medium-sized premium SUV/crossover, which sits between the smaller UX and larger RX in the Lexus SUV range. It first arrived in the UK in late 2014 and benefited from a mid-life update in late 2018. Originally in petrol or petrol-electric hybrid form, for the last couple of years it’s been a hybrid-only model.

The NX has received mixed reviews from the UK motoring media, with scores ranging from below average to very good. We have only completed a full Expert Rating analysis on a few cars in this segment, but provisional data on about ten similar vehicles suggests that the NX will rank in the bottom half of the field.

The Lexus NX has received particular praise for its build quality and interior fitout, which are considered to be as good as any rivals in this segment. However, the NX has been criticised for lifeless driving dynamics, a poor infotainment system and a harsh ride compared to the leading cars in this segment.

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Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol-electric hybrid
Price: From £36,300 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2014
Last updated: Winter 2018/19
Replacement due: TBA


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2014









Eco Rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Lexus NX has not yet been lab test by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Security Rating

Independent vehicle theft and security ratings from Thatcham Research

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Rating: Superior | Good | Basic | Poor | Unacceptable
Relay Attack: Fail

Date: 2019


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Lexus NX has received


  • Auto Trader Awards – Best Hybrid Car


  • Auto Express Driver Power Survey – Best premium mid-size SUV + Best model for reliability and build quality

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