Toyota Rav4 Vs Lexus NX 300 Comparison

In this comparison review we look at the best-selling crossover in the US, the Toyota RAV4, and how it compares to the Lexus NX 300, a luxury crossover SUV.
2019 Lexus NX 300 Luxury Crossover SUV Comparison

2019 Lexus NX 300 Quick Look

Lexus NX 300 Pros
  • Smooth, comfortable, and quiet ride
  • Spacious front & back seats
  • Upscale cabin with quality materials & design
  • Advanced safety tech standard + 5-star safety rated
Lexus NX 300 Cons
  • Less overall cargo space than competitors
  • Remote touch infotainment control takes getting used to
  • No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto

2019 Toyota RAV4 Quick Look

Toyota RAV4 Pros
  • Quiet & spacious cabin
  • Stylish, new exterior design
  • Good cargo space
Toyota RAV4 Cons
  • Average engine horsepower
  • No other conventional engine options
  • Not very comfortable seating
  • Not very luxurious interior styling
 

2019 Toyota RAV4 Limited

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2019 Lexus NX 300

$33,500Estimated MSRP$36,385
26 city / 35 highwayEstimated
MPG
22 City / 28 highway
2.5L 4 CylinderEngine2.0L Turbo
203 HPHorsepower235 HP
5 yr/60,000 miPower-train Warranty6 yr/70,000 mi
Not RatedNHSTA Safety Rating5-Star Rated
182″ L x 73″ W x 68″ HVehicle Dimensions182″ L x 74″ W x 65″ H
StandardAdvanced Safety Technology Standard
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is fuel-efficient crossover SUV with a spacious cabin for the size, good-looking exterior design, and good cargo space. It is has great utility, but lacks the comfort, performance, and luxury of the NX 300. Unfortunately, there is also no upgrade to an underwhelming engine that doesn't have great acceleration and is loud at high RPMs. Overall, this is a great SUV and with improved gas mileage as a key selling point, the RAV4 is poised to do well in 2019. 

The 2019 Lexus NX 300 is an eye-turning luxury crossover with a sharp interior and exterior design. The turbocharged engine has a fun kick, while the ride is very smooth and comfortable. The ride feels very upscale and quiet. However, the NX 300 is in need of a technology upgrade and the most modern engines can offer improved performance and fuel-economy versus the current turbocharged NX 300 engine. The NX also includes advanced safety technologies standard and was rated 5-stars by the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Overall, the NX 300 is a better option if you are looking for more comfort, luxury, and performance. However, if you're focused on utility, fuel-economy, and cost then you may prefer the Toyota RAV4.

2019 Lexus NX 300 Inquiry

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