2021 Lexus NX vs. 2021 Lexus RX

2021 Lexus NX vs. 2021 Lexus RX
2021 Lexus NX 300


2021 Lexus RX 350
$37,610 MSRP*

Starting Price

$45,170 MSRP*
5 passengers

Seating Capacity

5-7 passengers
54.5 cubic feet

Max. Cargo Capacity

32.7 cubic feet
235 hp 2.0L 4-Cylinder

Base Engine

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

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway**

Are you ready to upgrade your Belleair commute at the wheel of a new Lexus SUV? A good place to start comparing the Lexus NX and RX models is their starting prices. The Lexus NX has a starting price of $37,610 MSRP* and the Lexus RX starts at $45,170 MSRP*. And, there’s much more to consider about both models! See which you like best with a closer look at the 2021 Lexus RX vs. NX, then make your own comparison in person at Lexus of Clearwater!

Lexus NX vs. RX Interior Specs

The Lexus RX vs. NX comparison starts with a look at their cabin features. You can enjoy comfortable five-passenger seating in the RX and NX, however, the RX also offers an available third-row bench to expand seating to seven passengers. That way, you’ll have room for more on your next St. Petersburg adventure. That said, the NX interior won’t leave you wanting by any means. You can preview the different passenger dimensions and a few of the exciting features offered in each luxury SUV interior below:

Lexus NX Interior

  • 42.8 inches / 36.1 inches front / rear legroom
  • 17.7 cubic feet / 54.5 cubic feet of cargo space (seats down / up)
  • 8-speaker sound system
  • Optional 10- or 14- speaker Mark Levinson® Clari-Fi Sound System

Lexus RX Interior

  • 44.1 inches / 38 inches of legroom (front / rear)
  • 16 cubic feet / 32.7 cubic feet of cargo space (seats down / up in the entry-level trim)
  • 9-speaker sound system
  • Optional 12-speaker Lexus Premium Sound System
  • Optional 15-speaker Mark Levinson® Sound System
2021 Lexus RX Cross Section

Lexus NX vs. RX Performance Specs

When you compare the Lexus NX vs. RX performance specs, you’ll find some overlap, as they both offer standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive systems to give you the support and control you need around St. Petersburg. The NX and RX also share similar fuel economy ratings, so you can enjoy more efficiency in your next luxury SUV. Each lineup offers a different engine and transmission pairing which generate separate performance specs as seen below:

Lexus NX Performance

  • 2.0L inline four-cylinder engine
  • 235 hp
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 22/28 city/highway mpg

Lexus RX Performance

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 295 hp
  • 268 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 20/27 city/highway mpg
2021 Lexus NX parked

Lexus NX vs. RX Safety

Just as you’ll find some overlap when it comes to performance, the NX and RX come with similar safety features, such as door mirrors with integrated turn signals and LED headlights. There are some different safety systems offered in each to meet your needs around Palm Harbor, which are seen below:

  • The NX is equipped with the Safety System 2.0 that features a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Intelligent High Beams, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, and much more!
  • The RX has safety features like the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking and Rear Cross-Traffic Braking, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and much more!

Compare Lexus NX vs. RX Models in Person at Lexus of Clearwater

Now that you’ve seen how the 2021 Lexus RX vs. NX compare, it’s time to make your own assessment of these two luxury SUVs on Clearwater roads. Bring home a new Lexus RX or NX for sale from Lexus of Clearwater and explore a range of Lexus packages among our new vehicle specials. You can apply for financing online to get started, and learn more about how you can sell us your current vehicle. Contact us today for more information on the 2021 Lexus NX vs. RX, and stop by our dealership near Belleair for a test drive!

Want to do more comparisons? Check out our 2021 Lexus RX350 vs. 2021 Audi Q5 or 2021 Lexus NX vs. 2021 Acura RDX comparisons today!

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*MSRP excludes delivery, processing and handling fee of $1,025, which may be subject to change at any time. Excludes taxes, title, dealer fees, license and optional equipment. Dealer price will vary.

**EPA-estimated MPG. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

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