The Lexus NX has entered 2021 mostly unchanged, but for new Crafted Edition models.

    Prices are the same as those advertised in the second half of 2021, with the NX range opening at $57,500 before on-road costs.

    The upcoming, second-generation NX’s interior and exterior were leaked earlier this year, and it’s expected to move to the TNGA platform of the latest Toyota RAV4 and potentially feature an optional plug-in hybrid powertrain.

    First introduced in 2014, the NX has proved to be a strong seller for Lexus.

    It was the brand’s best-selling model in 2021 and the third best-selling model in the luxury mid-sized SUV segment.


    • 2021 Lexus NX300 Luxury: $57,500
    • 2021 Lexus NX300h Luxury: $60,500
    • 2021 Lexus NX300 Crafted Edition: $61,500
    • 2021 Lexus NX300 Luxury AWD: $62,000
    • 2021 Lexus NX300 F Sport: $64,000
    • 2021 Lexus NX300h Crafted Edition: $64,500
    • 2021 Lexus NX300h Luxury AWD: $65,000
    • 2021 Lexus NX300 Crafted Edition AWD: $66,000
    • 2021 Lexus NX300h F Sport: $67,000
    • 2021 Lexus NX300 F Sport AWD: $68,500
    • 2021 Lexus NX300h Crafted Edition AWD: $69,000
    • 2021 Lexus NX300h F Sport AWD: $71,500
    • 2021 Lexus NX300 Sports Luxury AWD: $76,336
    • 2021 Lexus NX300h Sports Luxury AWD: $79,088

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    The 2021 Lexus NX300 uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 175kW of power and 350Nm of torque. It’s mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission and is available with either front- or all-wheel drive.

    The 2021 Lexus NX300h uses a naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with 114kW and 210Nm.

    It’s mated to a continuously-variable transmission (CVT), a nickel-metal hydride battery and either one or two electric motors.

    Front-wheel drive models feature a motor up front with 105kW and 270Nm, and all-wheel drive models add one at the rear with 50kW and 139Nm.

    Total system output for all NX300h models is 147kW.

    Fuel Economy

    The 2021 Lexus NX300 consumes 7.7L/100km on the combined cycle with front-wheel drive and 7.9L/100km with all-wheel drive. It requires 95RON premium unleaded fuel.

    The 2021 Lexus NX300h consumes 5.6L/100km on the combined cycle with front-wheel drive and 5.7L/100km with all-wheel drive.

    It requires only 91RON regular unleaded fuel.


    The 2021 Lexus NX measures 4640mm long, 1645mm tall and 1845mm wide on a 2660mm wheelbase.

    The Lexus NX300’s total luggage space is 500L, increasing to 1545L with the rear seats folded, while the NX300h’s total luggage space is 475L or 1520L with the rear seats folded.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2021 Lexus NX is covered by a four-year, 100,000km warranty.

    All 2021 NX models require servicing every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

    Lexus offers three years of capped-price servicing for the NX. Each service costs $495.


    The Lexus NX has a five-star rating from ANCAP based on testing conducted in 2017.

    That rating was based on a frontal offset score of 14.39 out of 16 and a side impact score of 16 out of 16.

    Whiplash and pedestrian protection were rated Good and Acceptable, respectively.

    All 2021 Lexus NX models come standard with the following safety features:

    • Autonomous emergency braking with forward-collision warning
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Lane-tracing assist
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Eight airbags
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors

    Standard Equipment

    Luxury models come with the following standard features:

    • 10.3-inch infotainment system
    • Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
    • Satellite navigation
    • 10-speaker sound system
    • Power tailgate
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Power tilt and telescoping steering column
    • Electric parking brake
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Artificial leather upholstery
    • Heated front seats
    • Eight-way power front seats
    • LED headlights, fog lights and daytime running lights
    • Headlight cleaners
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Paddle shifters
    • Selectable drive modes

    Crafted Edition models (above) add a unique black grille and 18-inch alloy wheels, as well as a power sunroof, smart key card, and a surround-view camera.

    Over the Luxury, F Sport models add the following standard features:

    • Sport-tuned suspension
    • F Sport-exclusive front and rear bumpers and mesh grille
    • Smart key card
    • Surround-view camera
    • Wireless phone charging
    • Leather upholstery
    • Ventilated front seats
    • Power driver’s seat with power adjustable lumbar
    • Selectable drive modes with Sport+ mode
    • Automatic high beam
    • LED sequential indicators

    A power sunroof is optional on both the Luxury and F Sport.

    Optional on F Sport models is Enhancement Pack 2, which adds:

    • Power sunroof
    • Head-up display
    • Smart key card
    • 14-speaker Mark Levinson premium sound system

    Sports Luxury models delete the F Sport’s appearance package and sport-tuned suspension but add:

    • 14-speaker Mark Levinson premium sound system
    • Sunroof
    • Head-up display

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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