In a CarAdvice comparison test between the Lexus NX 200t and BMW X3 xDrive28i, reviewer Matt Campbell found the contest too close to call:
The Lexus is the pick if you think getting a lot of equipment for your money equates to good value. The NX may not be as sharp a tool when it comes to carving up corners, but it beats the X3 for luxury accommodation.
That said, the sports part of the SUV acronym can’t be better served than by the way the BMW does it. It’s head and shoulders above the Lexus in terms of dynamic ability, but if you care less about that and more about practicality, the BMW can’t compete.
Update: The NX 200t in this review is not an F SPORT model, but an Australian Sport Luxury package. My mistake!