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.