2022 Lexus NX vs BMW X3


The charm of luxury crossovers is undeniable for many around Lubbock, Amarillo, and Midland, Texas. These versatile, attractive vehicles can do everything you want when running errands, taking road trips, or shuttling people around. So which options in the luxury crossover segment separate themselves from the crowd? That's what we're here to determine with our 2022 Lexus NX vs. BMW X3 comparison.

Both esteemed models look good and provide rich interior appointments. Where do they differ? Give this comparison created by our Cavender Lexus of Lubbock team a read-through to find out!

Lexus NX vs BMW X3: Performance Get-Up and Fuel Economy

There's a happy performance middle ground that pairs acceleration with efficiency. Most seeking a luxury crossover aren't hoping for tire-smoking burnouts, but do want enough pace for passing other vehicles. And while not fully electric cars, these crossovers need to have enough efficiency to support your daily commute. So does the Lexus NX or BMW X3 better balance performance? According to the numbers, it's the Lexus.

You can enjoy the Lexus NX 450h+ AWD with a mightily impressive 2.5L in-line 4-cylinder hybrid motor that couples an electric battery to the model. Passing power is strong, as evidenced by the 0 to 60 MPH dash of just 6.0 seconds. Fuel economy is also sublime measuring an EPA-estimated 84 MPGe with an EPA-estimated 37 miles of all-electric range!1,2

What can you expect from the BMW? Well, a 2.0L 4-cylinder can hit 0 to 60 MPH in just 6.0 seconds, like the Lexus, but fuel economy is noticeably lower at an EPA-estimated 23 city/29 highway MPG.

Lexus NX vs BMW X3: Standard Safety Technologies

You would expect a plethora of advanced safety features from your luxury crossover. Both the Lexus NX and BMW X3 do a good job of loading up their models with high-end technology, yet Lexus takes it further at the standard trim.

The famed Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 system has some truly intelligent equipment to keep you protected such as:

  • All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Curve Speed Management
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Intersection Support
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist

The curve speed management inclusion and intersection support technology are two features you won't find in the base BMW.


Lexus NX Outperforms the BMW X3

In terms of performance and safety, the 2022 Lexus NX easily outpaces the best that the BMW X3 can offer. Understanding which trim of the Lexus NX is right for you requires a test drive, though. So, to get on the streets near Lubbock, Amarillo, and Midland, TX, come by Cavender Lexus of Lubbock or contact us online!

EPA-estimated 84 comb MPGe rating for 2022 Lexus NX 450h+. MPGe is the EPA equivalent of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric operation. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle's condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

Projected 37-mile all-electric driving range when fully charged for 2022 Lexus NX 450h+. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle's condition and how/where you drive.


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