Compact SUVs are extremely popular with drivers and new buyers in Memphis, TN, because these vehicles offer the style, comfort, and utility of an SUV with the efficiency and affordability of a hatchback. Although there are plenty of crossover SUVs on the market, there is a shortage of good options in the luxury crossover SUV space. If you're confused about which compact luxury crossover to get, the 2022 Lexus NX is an excellent option for the price it commands. Check out this comparison review between the 2022 Lexus NX and the 2022 BMW X3 by Lexus of Memphis in Memphis, TN, to determine why the 2022 Lexus NX makes more sense than its pricier competitors.
2022 Lexus NX
2022 BMW X3
2.5-liter Inline 4-Cyliner DOHC 16 Valve VVT-i Engine
||2.0-liter BMW TwinTurbo inline 4-cylinder Engine
|203 hp / 184 lb.-ft. @ 5,000
||Horsepower and Torque
||248 hp / 258 lb.-ft.
|26 MPG City / 33 MPG Highway
||EPA Fuel Economy
||23 MPG City / 29 MPG Highway|
From the comparison table above, you can see that the 2022 Lexus NX is more affordable than the 2022 BMW X3, a full $4,275 more affordable. Even though there are a few caveats to the Lexus NX in terms of power and torque, don't pass it off just yet. The Lexus NX more than makes up for what it lacks with stellar fuel economy figures of up to 27 mpg in city driving conditions and over 34 mpg on the highway.
Another area where the 2022 Lexus NX offers more than the pricier 2022 BMW X3 is the number of available trim levels. The 2022 BMW X3 offers four trim levels - the X3 sDrive 30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i, and X3 M. On the other hand, the 2022 Lexus NX offers seven unique trim levels, namely, NX 250, NX 250 AWD, NX 350 AWD, NX 350 F SPORT HANDLING AWD, NX 350h AWD, and NX 450h+ AWD, and NX 450h+ F SPORT HANDLING AWD. The more extensive choice of trim levels ensures you have greater flexibility and the ability to choose the proper trim with the options and features you need or do not need.
Choosing between the 2022 NX and the 2022 BMW X3 is purely subjective, but it's one of the easiest choices you'll ever make. Although the BMW X3 offers more powerful engine options, we believe that the 2022 Lexus NX makes more sense than its pricier rivals, thanks to its dynamic styling, better fuel efficiency, and more extensive trim options, all at an affordable price tag.
If you would like to learn more about the 2022 Lexus NX or want to take it for a test drive in Memphis, TN, get in touch with the Lexus of Memphis dealership today!