Used Lexus NX for sale
The Lexus NX is a premium SUV that boasts sleek exterior looks and a strong hybrid powertrain. Sitting between the UX and RX SUVs within the Lexus range, the NX is one of Lexus' best-selling cars, offering a good blend of practicality and pleasure.
In a competitive SUV class, the first-generation NX (introduced in 2015) makes for a good used car buy thanks to a range of features, including:
- Excellent safety rating
- Comfortable ride
- Top build quality
- Well-equipped as standard
- Simple engine line-up
Engines and Driving Experience
Most NX models you'll find on the used market will be in 'NX300h' form and come with the brand's efficient 2.5-litre petrol hybrid system. This powertrain produces a total of 155bhp and can achieve 0 to 62mph in 9.2 seconds and fuel economy figures of up to 54mpg combined.
A less common but more powerful 2.0-litre petrol turbo variant can also be found on the used market, called the 'NX200t'; production ended in 2017. With 235bhp and a 0 to 62mph time of 7.1 seconds, this variant is a bit more dynamic to drive. Fuel economy is sacrificed somewhat though, offering figures of around 36mpg combined.
No matter which variant you opt for you can expect a refined ride that's ideal for cruising up and down motorways and A-roads. Four-wheel drive is a common sight too, but front-wheel drive is available.
Practicality and Running Costs
Due to the batteries for the hybrid system being placed underneath the boot floor, carrying capacity may be less than what you'll find in some rivals. The 475-litre space is well-shaped and can accommodate a few bags of luggage or a pushchair fairly easily though. Folding down the rear seats provides access to a larger 1,520-litre area if needed.
The NX shines when it comes to cabin design, offering plenty of head and legroom for occupants, especially those in the front. Other available features such as a powered tailgate, ISOFIX mounting points, various storage compartments and power-adjustable front seats enhance the NX's appeal and versatility even further.
Insurance premiums are reasonable for a car of this nature, ranging between groups 28 and 38 (out of 50) dependent upon specification. Low-cost servicing and maintenance can also be carried out at your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership.
Interior, Technology and Safety
The sharp exterior aesthetics continue inside the cabin, with high-quality materials being used throughout. Some may find the dashboard a little busy with all of its physical knobs and buttons compared to the touchscreen-dominated interiors we're getting used to seeing, but it all functions well and is built to the highest of standards.
Entry-level models come well-equipped with leather upholstery, satellite navigation and an 8.0-inch cursor-controlled navigation system. Higher specifications unlock further benefits such as an upgraded Mark Levinson® sound system, a larger 10.3-inch infotainment system, head-up display and a panoramic roof.
The full five-star safety rating was awarded to the NX when it underwent Euro NCAP's safety tests thanks to a range of available safety features, such as:
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Cross-traffic alert
- Parking sensors and 360-degree camera
- Lexus Safety System+ (includes lane departure alert, lane keep assist and automatic high beam)
- Adaptive cruise control
Is the Lexus NX right for me?
In typical Lexus fashion, the NX is a very well-built SUV that offers a comfortable ride and a plethora of advanced technology, making it a top used car buy. Its excellent safety rating and spacious interior make it ideal for long journeys on the road with the family.
However, the SUV class is notoriously competitive, so it's worth checking out some alternatives before making up your mind. The Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 are some of the NX's closest rivals, both offering a top level of luxury. The Skoda Karoq is also a good option if you're working with a smaller budget.
Why purchase a used Lexus NX through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same-day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.