Used Lexus NX 2014-present review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Alternatives

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Used Lexus NX 14-present
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Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Lexus NX estate?

If it’s a hybrid you’re after, there are actually very few alternatives. You can downgrade to the less upmarket Toyota RAV4 Hybrid or the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – both of which are a little underwhelming.

However, if you can live with a diesel, then we’d point you in the direction of the BMW X3. It’s great value, excellent to drive, comfortable and economical – so while you’ll blend in a little more, you’ll save money and enjoy your driving more.

But if you don’t want a diesel, you could try the Mazda CX-5. Sure, it doesn’t quite have Lexus’s premium cachet, but its smart interior feels surprisingly upmarket and it’s also more pleasing to drive. The petrol version is remarkably efficient, too – in some circumstances, more so than the Lexus hybrid.

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Used Lexus NX 14-present

Overview

The Lexus NX is not the best large SUV to drive but it is an immensely reliable used buy

  • Fantastic reliability
  • Long warranty
  • Quiet and smooth if driven gently
  • Expensive to buy and run
  • Uninspiring to drive
  • Fiddly infotainment