Lexus NX

Lexus NX review

Costs & verdict

Manufacturer price from:£36,310
What Car? Target Price£33,926
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

There’s no such thing as a poorly equipped NX. Even entry-level SE versions come with dual-zone climate control, electrically folding door mirrors, heated front seats and 18in alloys. Luxury is also worth a look; it has leather seats and front and rear parking sensors. The other models are a bit too pricey to recommend.

Company car drivers could save a packet in tax by going for the hybrid NX over some of its diesel-powered rivals, but it’s not such good value as a private purchase. You’ll still be hit with £140 a year in road tax while real world economy won’t match diesels. Still, it shouldn’t use too much fuel if you drive it gently and spend most of your time in town, and its resale values are decently strong.

The Lexus NX is a good place to be in the event of a crash, having picked up a five-star (out of five) Euro NCAP rating. It’s not quite as safe as an Audi Q5, but it does at least get automatic emergency braking as standard.

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Lexus NX
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Verdict

Makes sense on paper, but the NX is disappointing to drive compared with its rivals

  • Company car tax
  • Comfortable driving position
  • Disappointing to drive
  • Not very roomy
  • Expensive to buy and run