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Lexus NX boot space, practicality and safety

2021 onwards (change model)
Practicality rating: 3.7 out of 53.7

Written by Murray Scullion Published: 3 March 2022 Updated: 24 March 2023

  • 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.

Lexux NC practicality and safety
Lexux NC practicality and safety

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.

Lexus NX boot space
Lexus NX boot space

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


  • Five-star Euro NCAP rating
  • Excellent Safety Assist result, due to generous tech

The Lexus NX scored five stars in Euro NCAP testing. 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.

Euro NCAP rating

Overall NCAP safety rating 5 out of 5
Year tested: 2022
What is Euro NCAP?
Adult Occupant: 83%
Child Occupant: 87%
Vulnerable Road User: 83%
Safety Assist: 91%

Equipment and options

Each trim level will have different equipment offerings.
Basic equipment (20)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • 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
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
Standard Trim Standard Equipment
  • n/a
Standard Trim Optional Equipment (7)
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
F-Sport Standard Equipment (5)
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
F-Sport Optional Equipment (2)
  • Electric sunroof
  • Roof rails
Takumi Standard Equipment (5)
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
Takumi Optional Equipment (1)
  • Electric sunroof


Length 4660mm
Width 1865mm
Height 1640mm - 1670mm
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