2018 LEXUS NX 300 VS. 2018 BMW X3
As you're considering your options for a new luxury compact SUV, you might be deciding between the 2018 BMW X3 and the 2018 Lexus NX. If you're not sure which vehicle is right for you, this comparison will discuss key similarities and differences between the vehicles to help you decide.

Performance is an important factor in determining which car is right for you, and the BMW X3 and Lexus NX 300 offer similar mechanical features. The BMW comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that offers 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The Lexus has a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that works with a six-speed automatic transmission to provide 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

Luxury and Convenience

When it comes to luxury and convenience, you know BMW and Lexus won't let you down. In fact, both the BMW X3 and the LEXUS NX 300 come standard with a leather-wrapped steering wheel with built-in audio controls, power-adjustable front seats, automatic climate control, and an infotainment system that includes Bluetooth connectivity and USB connections. When you're inside the Lexus, you'll also enjoy thoughtful touches throughout the vehicle, such as fade-to-off interior lighting, leatherette door trim insert, and a leather-wrapped shift knob.

Safety and Security

Safety and security are important to BMW and Lexus, and that's why the X3 and NX 300 come standard with plenty of safety features, including a rearview camera and forward collision warning system with pedestrian detection. Additionally, the Lexus NX comes standard with the Lexus Safety System+, which includes lane-keep assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intelligent high beams.


While you want some of the latest conveniences and luxuries in your vehicle, you also don't want to pay too much for everything. That's why it's important to consider pricing, and the BMW X3 and Lexus NX 300 have a noteworthy difference. While the 2018 BMW X3 has a starting MSRP of $41,000, the 2018 Lexus NX 300 starts at $35,985.

Fuel Economy

You always want to get the most out of each drive. Fortunately, the BMW X3 and Lexus NX 300 offer similar fuel economy. Both vehicles get an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 25 mpg combined.


To help you enjoy plenty of miles in your new vehicle, both BMW and Lexus offer attractive warranties. However, you'll find some key differences between the two brands as well. While both the X3 and NX 300 have a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, four-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance warranty, and unlimited miles on the corrosion warranty, the drivetrain warranties are different. Choose the BMW and you only get a four-year/50,000-mile warranty. However, go for the Lexus and you'll enjoy a six-year/70,000-mile warranty.


The BMW X3 and Lexus NX 300 have similar interior measurements. While both vehicles offer 57 inches of front shoulder room, the NX 300 lets you stretch out a little more with 42 inches of legroom compared to 40 inches with the X3.

Now that you've reviewed the similarities and differences between the BMW X3 and Lexus NX 300, stop by HENNESSY LEXUS OF GWINNETT to get behind the wheel of the NX 300 and discover even more reasons why it's the ideal vehicle for you.