Vehicle Profile: 2021 Lexus NX
Experience the height of luxury, fun, and convenience behind the wheel of the 2021 Lexus NX
While many compact SUVs focus on family-friendly practicality at the expense of style, excitement, and sophistication, the 2021 Lexus NX sets out to break the mold. Thanks to its elegant design, thrilling performance, and plentiful technology, the Lexus NX more than earns its position as the leader of the pack.
The 2021 Lexus NX is available in six trim levels: 300, 300 F SPORT, 300 Luxury, 300h AWD, 300h Luxury AWD, and 300h F SPORT AWD Black Line Special Edition.
A head-turner, inside and out
If you don’t want to see a look of envy in the eyes of pedestrians and other drivers, it’s probably best that you leave your 2021 Lexus NX in the garage. When they first see the F SPORT’s exclusive dense mesh grille and smoked chrome accents, they won’t be able to help but stare. As you pass by, their attention may be pulled away by the available 18-inch split-10 spoke alloy wheels on the NX 300h F Sport AWD Black Line Special Edition. Finally, they’ll see the edgy, angular LED taillamps, and, of course, the iconic Lexus logo.
The interior packs just as much of a punch as the exterior. While supple NuLuxe® upholstery comes standard on every trim save for the F SPORT and 300h Luxury AWD, you can upgrade to refined perforated leather. Naturally, you can choose from luxurious features like heated and ventilated front seats, a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel, and a driver’s seat memory system. For a sportier ride, go for the F SPORT Black NuLuxe® seats with blue stitching.
All set for excitement
The 2021 Lexus NX proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that sophisticated vehicles don’t have to deliver dull drives. Most trim levels come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder dynamo that produces 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. However, hybrid models like the 300h Luxury AWD and 300h F SPORT AWD Black Line Special Edition boast a 2.5-liter engine paired with an electric motor to produce 194 horsepower. Even better, it achieves a class-leading combined 31 mpg.*
If that’s not enough, the 2021 Lexus NX proves it’s a bona fide SUV that can do it all with a series of intelligent systems designed to make every trip more fun, as well as offering available AWD for enhanced control in adverse conditions. You can choose to add a Drive Mode Selector, which lets you adjust your vehicle’s performance on the fly, as well as race-inspired paddle shifters, which let you operate your NX as if it were a manual. Plus, AI Shift Control learns from your driving habits and independently modulates the transmission to ensure clean gear changes and a smooth ride.
Safety and entertainment at your fingertips
Climb behind the wheel of the 2021 Lexus NX and leave both your boredom and concerns in the rearview mirror. You can drive with confidence, knowing that you’re protected by the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 — the best suite of driver-assist tech ever featured on the NX.** It — and every trim level on the roster — offers a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and more.
Whether you’re tackling your daily commute or taking the kids on a lengthy road trip, the 2021 NX has everything you need to stay connected and occupied. No matter which NX model you choose, you’ll have access to standard features like Bluetooth® wireless audio streaming, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, Amazon Alexa compatibility, and even an activatable 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot. For an even better experience, upgrade to the 14-speaker Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio System.
There are lots of compact luxury SUVs out there, but there’s only one 2021 Lexus NX. It’s high-tech, spirited, stylish beyond belief, and ready change your idea of what a sedan can be.
*EPA-estimated 33city/30hwy/31comb MPG estimates for 2021 Lexus NX 300h (AWD). Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle's condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.
**Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. Drivers are responsible for their own safe driving. Always pay attention to your surroundings and drive safely. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details.
This article is presented by North Park Lexus of San Antonio.