Lexus NX F SPORT Wins Motor Trend Luxury Compact Crossover Comparison

Discussion in 'Lexus Lounge' started by krew, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. krew
    krew Administrator
    Messages:
    3,039
    Likes Received:
    4,789
    IS-SV and mikeavelli like this.
  2. mikeavelli
    mikeavelli Staff Member Moderator
    Messages:
    3,907
    Likes Received:
    7,319
    Big win for the NX, well done! Amazing how some of these small CUVs have some big SUV prices with options.
     
    CIF likes this.
  3. Tinhinnh
    Messages:
    247
    Likes Received:
    131
    not that they'd win but wheres the Q5, Rdx,GLA, etc...?
     
    mikeavelli likes this.
  4. Blane237
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    10
    Very good win indeed! Too bad the test didn't include the other best CUV in this class, the Audi Q5. Would have been nice to see how they stack up.
     
    mikeavelli likes this.
  5. mikeavelli
    mikeavelli Staff Member Moderator
    Messages:
    3,907
    Likes Received:
    7,319
    If you scroll down to the bottom they have a review on the Q5 diesel and explain why it wasn't included and the GLK (they just got rid of their tester)..basically the Q5 would have finished maybe around 3rd.... I don't think experts consider the RDX competition to those CUVs as its lacking way to much to luxury brands let alone a Kia, Hyundai, Rav-4 etc...
     
    CIF likes this.
  6. Hamed Al Ketbi
    Hamed Al Ketbi Founding Member
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    100
    Nothing ti be surprised with!!
    Lexus always get it right.
    Taking its time to make the perfect car is not new to Lexus
    WELL DONE!!!
    Looking forward to more ad more WINNINGS!!!
    The Pursuit of Perfection!! <3
     
    mikeavelli likes this.
  7. LexusSteve
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    71
    8AR-FTS 200t game changer.
     
    krew and mikeavelli like this.
  8. Blane237
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    10
    Class leading fuel economy.... With a 6 speed! I'd love to see this bad boy in the IS already with the 8 speed. 34 mpg hwy perhaps?
     
    CIF, krew and mikeavelli like this.
  9. Black Dynamite
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    150
    GLA is clearly a class down from these vehicles. It's a tall hatchback, not a crossover.
    The RDX is getting a heavy refresh this spring, so Acura didn't send one.
    Audi doesn't carry the standard 2.0T engine in it's press fleet because it' so bad, so they were too embarrassed to compete.
    BD
     
    krew likes this.
  10. Black Dynamite
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    150
    The Q5 starts at $40k and is really supposed to compete with the Lexus RX.
    BD
     
  11. Gecko
    Gecko Staff Member Administrator
    Messages:
    2,235
    Likes Received:
    4,061
    Great win for the NX in a very competitive class!
     
    IS-SV, CIF and krew like this.
  12. Tinhinnh
    Messages:
    247
    Likes Received:
    131
    Q5 competes directly with the X3 which competes with the new Lex. The RX is considered an X5 competitor.
     
    krew and mikeavelli like this.
  13. mikeavelli
    mikeavelli Staff Member Moderator
    Messages:
    3,907
    Likes Received:
    7,319
    Yeah the NX battles the Q5....I have a bit of time in the SQ5 and its way to small to be a RX competitor....the segment based on price might show it being a RX competition but the NX is more the Q5 size...
     
  14. Trexus
    Trexus Founding Member
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    335
    Awesome win for the Lexus NX! Lexus will definitely win the whole SUV market with the NX, RX, GX and LX...
     
    mikeavelli likes this.
  15. mikeavelli
    mikeavelli Staff Member Moderator
    Messages:
    3,907
    Likes Received:
    7,319
    The NX has been a grand slam so far!
     
    CIF likes this.
  16. CIF
    CIF Premium Member
    Messages:
    1,631
    Likes Received:
    1,772
    Definitely a great win for the NX! Surprised to see the insurance for the NX come out as 2nd highest in the group. I guess styling and performance do play a hand here. The two most radically-styled vehicles in the comparison also have the two highest insurance rates. Cost of ownership though is traditional Lexus, meaning it's very good.
     
    IS-SV and mikeavelli like this.
  17. mikeavelli
    mikeavelli Staff Member Moderator
    Messages:
    3,907
    Likes Received:
    7,319
    I wonder if the NX has been in any other major compares?
     
  18. Tragic Bronson
    Messages:
    1,183
    Likes Received:
    1,340
  19. IS-SV
    IS-SV Premium Member
    Messages:
    1,666
    Likes Received:
    1,262
    I like the recap, kinda says it all hitting on key points:

    "[The NX] comes well-dressed at the lowest as-tested price, with good cost of ownership and high marks for driving experience, cabin and leather quality, ride and handling balance, efficiency, and safety. And as [MT editor Edward] Loh asserted, its “engine sounds great under wide-open throttle, especially in Sport mode.”


    Nice to see them bring up cost of ownership (driven by good resale value and high level of reliability), driving experience (including interior quality and ride/handling balance) and the importance of great-sounding engine at WOT which is important for a truly premium vehicle.
     
    Trexus and mikeavelli like this.