McGrath Lexus of Westmont Location Icon Sales: 500 East Ogden Avenue Westmont, IL 60559 McGrath Lexus of Westmont Phone Icon Sales: 800-773-3163 Service: 800-796-8741
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Compare 2020 Lexus NX 300 vs 2019 Lexus NX 300

2020 Lexus NX 300 vs 2019 Lexus NX 300
2020 Lexus NX 300 2019 Lexus NX 300


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4


235 235

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/28 * 22/28 *

2020 Lexus NX 300 vs 2019 Lexus NX 300

Serving Westmont, IL

Compact SUVs continue to be the best-selling crossovers because of their fuel efficiency, affordable price, and spacious seating for four or five individuals. Although considered an entry-level luxury model, the Lexus NX 300 fits comfortably into this vehicle class. It's offered in just two trims, but each has an appealing list of standard features. The 2019 Lexus NX 300 was unchanged from the previous year, but the 2020 model introduces some new driver aids and an upgraded sound system. Before choosing which model year to buy, take a moment to read over the following comparison.


Both the 2019 and 2020 Lexus NX 300 models are powered by a turbocharged 2.0L engine rated at 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. Power is sent from the engine to the wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine has good low-end power, and the turbo effect is noticeable during acceleration. The NX 300 goes from a full stop to 60 mph in just under seven seconds. The vehicle corners without much body roll, and the steering is precise. An adaptive suspension is an option on the F-Sport trim. The NX 300's engine whine is virtually unnoticeable, and high-speed acceleration puts a limited strain on the engine. Overall, the NX 300 performs well as an everyday commuter, and it fits nicely into those tight parking spaces.


The 2019 Lexus NX 300 retained all of the previous years' exterior features. The base trim has 17-inch wheels, and the F-Sport version gets larger 18-inch wheels. This trim also has unique exterior styling accents. Package option availability for both trims varies by region. Some notable exterior options include a power liftgate, upgraded LED headlights, and different wheel covers. This model has a gradually sloping roofline that cuts down on rear headroom just a bit, but it also makes the vehicle more aerodynamically stable. The 2020 NX 300 has the same outward appearance, and all exterior feature options are also carried over from the 2019 model.


The 2019 NX 300 base trim comes with keyless entry and ignition, simulated leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, and an 8-inch infotainment display with the remote touchpad interface. In-car Wi-Fi is also standard, as is an eight-speaker sound system. The 2019 F-Sport has more aggressively bolstered seats and also comes with a sport steering wheel. For 2020, the NX 300 introduces Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa and a new Mark Levinson sound system. Safety systems on the 2019 model include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, a rearview camera, and lane departure warning and mitigation. For 2020, this model gets a few extra driver aids, including low-light pedestrian detection, bicyclist detection, and lane centering assist.

Contact McGrath Lexus of Westmont today to schedule a test drive, and be sure to ask about the remaining 2019 inventory as well as package option availability on both the 2020 and outgoing 2019 models.

* 2020 Lexus NX 300 (FWD) EPA 22/city, 28/hwy, 25/comb MPG estimates. Actual mileage will vary.