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Starting at
$41,310
EPA - est City/Hwy
33/30
Engine
2.5L inline4
Seats
5
Power
194 hp




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2016 Lexus NX 300h Overview

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As a hybrid compact luxury crossover, the 2016 Lexus NX 300h has few opponents. It also delivers the luxurious and comfortable cabin you'd expect from a Lexus, along with a high-tech character and very distinctive styling. But are you willing to sacrifice the regular NX's passing power for the hybrid's superior fuel economy?

If you're looking for a compact luxury crossover that's also a hybrid, you're almost out of luck. In fact, the 2016 Lexus NX 300h is practically the only game in town. There's exactly one other vehicle in this class with a hybrid powertrain, and that's the Audi Q5 Hybrid. We hope you like Lexus or Audi products; otherwise, you'll have to settle for a hybrid in a different body style or size class, at least for this year. Fortunately, there's a lot to be said in the 2016 NX 300h's favor, starting with its class-leading fuel economy and unmistakable styling. On second thought, you might find the styling unmistakably bizarre, so that's not necessarily a strong suit. But without a doubt, the NX 300h is one of the most distinctive vehicles ever to wear a Lexus badge, and in the luxury realm, distinctiveness tends to be desirable. You can also expect Lexus' customary levels of comfort, technology and build quality, though it's worth noting the NX 300h is considerably slower than its conventionally powered sibling, the NX 200t. As noted, the only other hybrid in the compact segment is the Audi Q5, which offers more cargo space and superior acceleration (it's actually even quicker than the regular NX 200t) but comes up 6-7 mpg short of the NX 300h in mixed driving, according to the EPA. Otherwise, as a consumption-conscious consumer, you're looking at either fuel-efficient diesel engines (the Q5 and the BMW X3 offer good ones) or generally less frugal four-cylinder gasoline engines like the one in the NX 200t. You might also consider the larger and more expensive Lexus RX 450h, which benefits from a full redesign for 2016. But if you fancy the idea of proven hybrid technology in a tidy and upscale crossover package, the Edmunds "B"-rated 2016 Lexus NX 300h will likely satisfy.

The 2016 Lexus NX 300h hybrid is a distinctive entry in the compact luxury crossover segment, boasting excellent fuel economy, impeccable cabin quality, eye-catching styling and a surprisingly sporty driving experience.

The NX 300h offers broader smartphone connectivity through Lexus' Enform products, but is otherwise unchanged.



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2016 Lexus NX 300h Reviews From Owners (3 Reviews)

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By Nancy

on Nov/05/16 09:26 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Lexus NX 300h


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstar

By Tnroses4me

on Feb/23/17 02:13 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Lexus NX 300h


Build Quality
starstarstarstar
Reliability
starstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstar
Value
starstarstar

Not the Bells and Whistles of a 350 or 450

This is my 4th Lexus. I had an RX300, an RX350. The last one was an RX 450h. I've been a little disappointed with the lack of amenities that come at this price tag. I still wanted a Lexus, but wanted to go a little smaller...no kids to haul around anymore. So I thought this would be perfect. It handles like a sports car. Love that! It maneuvers well on the highway in heavy traffic. But it is a rougher ride that the last three cars. And for the price, I was startled that lane drift alert of any kind was not standard. In fact I was told it doesn't come with that at all. Seriously? My son's Hyundai has that!! So does my husbands Tundra. It is a pretty standard feature. The tundra also has a touch screen (nope, not in this Lexus) and bluetoothing the phone does not operate as I'm accustomed (it won't let me dictate a text response). It is a bit smaller inside, so the seats are a bit tighter fit and at first I experienced hip pain until I got used to the narrowness of these seats. The back seats, though, are roomier than you would imagine. It was between this Lexus and a couple of others and I chose the NX300h because of the good experience I've had with Lexus in the past. But now I'm not sure it is worth the price. I almost got better gas mileage in the 450h. The tank is VERY SMALL so I am still stopping pretty frequently to fill up. Just driving a "Lexus" doesn't increase the value enough for me to have given up the other amenities I liked. I should have read closer when the information said this was an "entry level" model. That's a bummer. A Lexus should be a Lexus. And by the way, all the free maintenance stuff is not honored if you take it to another Lexus dealership. This was pitched to me as a Lexus benefit, but evidently it is a DEALERSHIP benefit! Imagine my surprise when the next dealership charged me $80 for an oil change. No thanks. My car is going to the Toyota dealership for service where, even though it is not free, it counts toward warranty compliance. Note to Toyota: Spiff up that RAV4 with better seating and you'll be my next car. I'd rather save the $20K!!!!!!!!!!!

By Mushroom

on Sep/04/16 03:45 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Lexus NX 300h


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstar

An awesome car but awful GPs

I've driven many different cars and i love this hybrid it's comfortable and beautiful, the mpg is good (could be a bit better i thought for a hybrid) drives nice, quiet.. but for an expensive brand this company uses absolutely the worst GPS system!!! it's so frustrating for someone like me who has no sense of direction and rely on my GPS full time. it does not tell you the correct time with traffic (which it should because i pay for satellite) and it doesn't re-route you if there's heavy traffic like all my other cars did, can't choose min toll, never re-route to a side roads plus when i know my roads and i'm on a straight line home it tries to put me back on the highway to go 3 miles further to get home it's ridiculous!! this company needs to use a different GPS system, the MDX even cheap FORD has a better system!!


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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    104.7 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    182.3 Inches
  • WIDTH, MAX W/O MIRRORS
    83.9 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    64.8 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    6.7 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    4180 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    42.8 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    57.3 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    36.1 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    55.3 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    16.8 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.54 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    all wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Four-wheel
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    225
  • Rear Tire Profile
    60



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front
  • Knee Airbags
    Driver Only


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    10
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM HD Radio
  • Subwoofer
    1


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
    Yes
  • Turn Signal Side Mirrors
    Turn Signal In Mirrors


Interior

Interior Features

  • Rear Heat
    Rear Ventilation Ducts
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Dual
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    Hybrid Engine
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    14.8 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

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Vehicle Performance

300h Hybrid / AWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.4 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.5 sec @ 84 mph
  • Source
    Motor Week

300h Hybrid / AWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.3 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.3 sec @ 84.5 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

300h Hybrid / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.3 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.5 sec @ 87 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

200t F Sport / AWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.0 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.3 sec @ 90.7 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

200t F Sport / AWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    6.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.3 sec @ 92 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

300h Hybrid / AWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.4 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.5 sec @ 84 mph
  • Source
    Motor Week

300h Hybrid / AWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.3 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.3 sec @ 84.5 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

300h Hybrid / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.3 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.5 sec @ 87 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

200t F Sport / AWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.0 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.3 sec @ 90.7 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

200t F Sport / AWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    6.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.3 sec @ 92 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $33,230
  • Private Seller Price
    $35,004
  • Dealer Price
    $36,343
  • Original MSRP
    $41,310


2016 Lexus NX 300h Problems Report:


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2016 Lexus NX 300h Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    33 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    30 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 3
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    7
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2016 Lexus NX 300h Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    4 years / 50,000 miles
    3 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    6 years / 70,000 miles
    5 years
  • CORROSION
    6 years / Unlimited miles
    5 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    4 years / Unlimited miles
    3 years

2016 Lexus NX 300h Key Factors

Data provided by Edmunds

Pros

  • Impeccable cabin construction
  • Class-best fuel economy
  • Copious high-tech features.
  • Generous backseat room for the segment

Cons

  • Pokey acceleration
  • Potentially distracting Remote Touch interface.
  • Small cargo capacity


2016 Lexus NX 300h True Cost Of Ownership

Data provided by Edmunds

The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,311$1,357 $1,404$1,454 $1,504$7,030
Maintenance$449$1,001 $671$2,236 $2,540$6,897
Repairs$0$0 $0$429 $658$1,087
Taxes & Fees$3,824$264 $234$209 $186$4,717
Financing$1,319$1,046 $763$471 $167$3,766
Depreciation$7,489$4,511 $3,970$3,518 $3,159$22,647
Fuel$1,370$1,411 $1,453$1,497 $1,541$7,272
True Cost To Own ®$15,762$9,590 $8,495$9,814 $9,755$53,416

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)







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