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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, 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

MEDIA REVIEWS

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

Lexus NX 1

Auto Express

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Lexus NX 2

Autocar

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Lexus NX 3

Car

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Lexus NX 4

Carbuyer

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Lexus NX 5

Evo

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Lexus NX 6

Honest John

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Lexus NX 7

The Sun

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Lexus NX 8

The Sunday Times

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Lexus NX 9

The Telegraph

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Lexus NX 10

Top Gear

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Lexus NX 11

What Car?

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Lexus NX 12

Which?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2014

Lexus NX 14

82%

ADULT OCCUPANT

Lexus NX 15

82%

CHILD OCCUPANT

Lexus NX 16

69%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

Lexus NX 17

71%

SAFETY ASSIST

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.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Lexus NX has received

2018

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

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