2020 Lexus NX vs. 2020 Lexus RX

2020 Lexus NX vs. RX

2020 Lexus NX


2020 Lexus RX
$36,870 MSRP

Starting Price

$44,150 MSRP
5 passengers

Seating Capacity

5-7 passengers
54.6 cubic feet

Cargo Capacity

56.3 cubic feet
235-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

295-hp 3.5L V6
22/28 city / highway mpg

Fuel Economy

20/27 city / highway mpg
8, 10, or 14 speakers


9, 12, or 15 speakers

Looking for a luxury driving experience in Belleair? Then it’s time to take a look at the latest Lexus SUVs. Comparing the 2020 Lexus NX vs. RX, you’ll find two well-appointed models that are packed with the latest automotive technology. Find out which of these spacious SUVs is the right choice for you with our comparison guide.

Lexus NX vs. RX: Interior Dimensions

When you compare Lexus NX and RX, you’ll notice a difference in size. The Lexus NX is a compact SUV with seating for five, along with the following specs:

  • 72.0 cubic feet of passenger volume
  • 42.8 inches / 36.1 inches front / rear legroom
  • 17.7 cubic feet / 54.6 cubic feet of cargo space (seats down / up)
  • 8-speaker sound system
  • Optional 10- or 14- speaker Mark Levinson® Clari-Fi Sound System

The Lexus RX interior seats five passengers as well, but it also includes the option for a third row to boost passenger capacity up to seven. The RX has more passenger and cargo space, as well as slightly upgraded amenities:

  • 100.0 cubic feet of passenger volume
  • 44.1 inches / 38.0 inches of legroom (front / rear)
  • 18.4 cubic feet / 56.3 cubic feet of cargo space (seats down / up)
  • 9-speaker sound system
  • Optional 12-speaker Lexus Premium Sound System
  • Optional 15-speaker Mark Levinson® Sound System
2020 Lexus NX Cross-Section

Lexus NX vs. RX: Performance and Efficiency

While both models offer smooth power and handling on the St. Petersburg roads, the two differ in performance specs. The Lexus NX reviews rave about its terrific fuel economy from a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine, paired with standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive:

  • 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 22/28 city/highway mpg

The Lexus RX is the more powerful of the two with its standard 3.5L V6 engine, as you can see from the following specs:

  • 295 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 20/27 city/highway mpg
Black 2020 Lexus RX 350 on Test Track

Lexus NX vs. RX: Safety

Compare the Lexus NX and RX, and you’ll find two exceptionally safe and high-tech rides. Both models have everything from door mirrors with integrated turn signals, LED headlights, and the available adaptive front-lighting system (AFS). However, there are a few differences to keep in mind:

  • The NX has earned a 5-Star NHTSA Overall Crash Rating which includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC).
  • The RX has earned a 4-Star NHTSA Overall Crash rating with Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM), a standard second-row side airbags, and standard driver/passenger knee airbags

Find Your Lexus SUV at Lexus of Clearwater

If you’re ready to take on the Palm Harbor roads in style, contact us at Lexus of Clearwater of Clearwater to learn more about the 2020 Lexus NX vs. RX. We offer a wide range of services at our dealership, but we also offer a complete online shopping experience – including store-to-door delivery!

Looking for an updated comparison? Explore our 2021 NX vs. 2021 RX comparison!

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