The 2021 Lexus NX 300 is the maker's second best-selling crossover SUV. With seating for five passengers, the compact luxury NX 300 is available with a choice of a conventional gas-turbo powertrain or the subject of this review, a hybrid gas-electric one. Front-wheel drive is standard with the conventional NX 300, and all-wheel drive is optional. But the hybrid version, dubbed the NX 300h, comes with standard AWD.
The Lexus NX competes in the compact premium SUV segment along with the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Volvo XC40, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Infiniti QX50, Lincoln Corsair, and Cadillac XT4.
Including the $1,025 destination charge, the 2020 Lexus NX 300h starts at $41,185, with the NX 300h all-boxes-checked Luxury trim coming in at $47,635, and the performance-flavored F Sport Black Line at $47,935.