2020 LEXUS NX 300 VS. 2020 BMW X1

The Lexus NX 300 comes standard with Lexus Safety System+ 2.0. The BMW X1 comes with Active Driving Assistant, a suite of safety systems of their own. Here's a look at the features and benefits of both.

Pre-Collision System 

The NX 300 system alerts with visual and audio cues and will activate the Brake Assist system if necessary. This system is functional at both high and low speeds.

The X1 only provides visual and audio cues. The brake assist functions at low speed.

Pedestrian Detection 
The NX 300 pre-collision system includes pedestrian detection, even in low-light situations.
The BMW X1 pedestrian detection system operates in daytime only.

Lane Tracing Assist 
The NX 300 uses advanced radar and camera technology to track your lane. If necessary, the system will apply gentle steering correction to keep the vehicle in its lane.
The X1 only provides warning with no steering assist function.

Road Sign Assist 
The NX 300 uses advanced camera technology to interpret a variety of road signs and communicate them to the driver.
The X1 only recognizes speed limit signs.
All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control 
The NX 300's cruise control system works at all speeds, including stop and go traffic.
The X1 cruise control system only operates at high speed.

Intelligent High Beams 
The NX 300 comes standard with Intelligent High Beams that automatically switch to low beams when detecting an oncoming vehicle.
The X1 high/low beam system is manually operated.


The Lexus NX 300 outperforms the BMW X1 under the hood, as well. Here's how the powertrain systems compare.

 2020 Lexus NX 3002020 BMW X1
Engine 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Turbo
Horsepower 235 hp 228 hp 
Torque 258 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM 258 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM 
Hybrid Model Available None 

As you can see, the 2020 Lexus NX 300 has the stronger powertrain, putting out more horsepower and torque at lower RPM. The Lexus NX 300 is also available in a hybrid model not found on the X1.

Comfort and Convenience

The Lexus brand is known for luxury, and the NX 300 doesn't disappoint. Here's a look at some key features of both vehicles.

The Lexus NX 300 comes standard with a perforated leather-trimmed interior.
The BMW X1 comes standard with synthetic SensaTec upholstery.

Driver Comfort
The Lexus NX 300 comes with adjustable driver seat with memory for steering wheel, mirrors, and seat position for up to three drivers.
The BMW X1 does not have steering wheel adjustment, and only mirror and seat position memory for one driver.

Heated Steering Wheel
The Lexus comes with a heated steering wheel that continuously monitors and adjusts to maintain a constant temperature.
The BMW does not.

There are so many reasons to choose the Lexus NX 300 over the BMW X1. Come test drive one today, and see for yourself why the NX 300 is the right choice.