Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
  • Average storage space up front
  • Good passenger room
  • Boot unaffected by plug-in batteries

Up front, the NX has about as much room as anyone in the market for a medium-size SUV could want.

A few nice touches too. A wireless phone charger, good size cupholders, and the central armrest is massive and soft, meaning both driver and passenger can comfortably place their elbows on it.

Those in the rear seats have little to complain about, with good levels of head and knee room. Three people will slide into the back for a short journey with no issues, but there is a pronounced transmission tunnel running down the centre, so central occupants have greatly reduced legroom.

Boot space and storage 

The NX has a 545-litre boot with the seats up, increasing to 1,436 with them folded down.

This means the boot is just a little smaller than the competition but it’s in no way cramped. There’s still enough room for three golf bags.

Interestingly, there’s no size difference between the hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. Plus because of the variable boot height boards, there is underfloor storage for charging cables.

Is it easy to park?

The view out of the rear isn’t brilliant, but the Lexus NX is easy enough to park because of the strength of its technology.

All models come with parking sensors but you’ll need to upgrade to get a camera. It is at least crystal clear and easy to see on the huge infotainment system.

Top spec cars get an autonomous parking system that can be controlled from your phone too.

View dimensions in the Lexus NX specs pages

Safety

  • Newly tested for first quarter of 2022
  • Five-star overall rating
  • Excellent Safety Assist result, due to generous tech

In March 2022, the Lexus NX was included in the first Euro NCAP ratings results for 2022. Though the testing body remarked that technical information—usually provided—had been omitted from this submission, this didn’t hurt the Lexus NX’s results. Performing strongly in crash protection for adults, children and pedestrians, the NX 350h was particularly impressive for its integrated safety technology. Significant front and lateral crash protection for drivers and passengers and a side head airbag in the rear speak to the attention-to-detail Lexus has adopted regarding safety standards in the NX.

As standard it gets a pre-collision autonomous braking system, dynamic radar cruise control, lane keep assist and adaptive high beam.

The most interesting safety system on the NX is the E-Latch system (pictured below), which isn’t standard. This electronically controls the opening of the doors. It works alongside a blind spot monitoring system that can prevent you from opening the door into oncoming traffic.

Watch: Lexus NX crash test video

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Lexus NX SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails

F-Sport equipment

F-Sport standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
F-Sport optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Roof rails

Takumi equipment

Takumi standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
Takumi optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Lexus NX SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2022 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2022
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 83%
Child Occupant: 87%
Vulnerable Road Users: 83%
Safety Assist: 91%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.