Lexus has been known for its popular SUVs like the LX 570 and RX 350, but the small crossover is the latest addition. Known previously as the NX 200t, the NX 300 is Lexus first entry in the crossover SUV compact market. It brings a more aggressive style and sharper driving experience than you might expect from Lexus, yet retains the quiet, high-quality cabins that characterize these brands.
The 2018 Lexus NX 300 is a five-passenger compact SUV available in a two trim level.
The 2018 Lexus NX 300 come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Power sent to the front-wheel via a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drives available as an option.
In track testing, the 2018 Lexus NX 300 FWD went from zero to 60 mph in 7 seconds, which is about average for a small crossover with a base engine.
EPA fuel economy estimates at 25 mpg combined (22 city/28 highway) with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive models drop to 24 mpg combined (22 city/28 highway).