Lexus surprised us all when it revealed the smaller and more agile NX crossover, but it was a necessity as buyers are starting to lean toward smaller models in the luxury SUV realm. The NX boasts wild styling, a swooping roofline and a pair of drivetrains: a 2.0-liter turbo and a 2.5-liter hybrid. While its styling and drivetrains are certainly competitive in its realm, today we get to find out if its pricing is just as competitive, thanks to a report from Autoblog.
According to Autoblog, the base NX 200t will run a relatively affordable $34,480, while all-wheel drive shoots the price up another $1,400. This model nets you Lexus’ first ever turbo-charged gasoline engine, and it returns a healthy 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This output puts it in the range of the X3 sDrive28i, and its price more than $4,000 cheaper than the Bimmer.
Moving into the NX 300h, the resident hybrid, will run you $39,720. If you prefer power heading to all four wheels, you’ll need to tack on an extra $1,590. This powertrain injects 194 horses into the NX’s compact body, and Lexus claims it will return up to 33 mpg combined. The NX 300h’s closest rivals include the X3 xDrive28d and the Audi Q5 Hybrid, and the NX trumps both in price. However, the NX 300h is rather sluggish at over nine seconds to 60 mph, making it among the slowest in its class.
The NX will hit west coast dealers on November 18th and will arrive in east coast showrooms on November 26t