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When it comes to luxury vehicles, most consumers turn to brands like Lexus. If they want the SUV experience, one of the best models to choose from the brand is the NX with its performance and standard all-wheel drivetrain. What can you expect from the different 2023 Lexus NX trims, and which one is the most popular?

The Lexus NX trims and what they offer

The 2023  Lexus NX comes in a handful of trims, including the Base, Premium, Luxury, and F Sport Handling models. Each one has a unique set of features that makes it stand out from the rest. Each trim has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 275 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. Paired with it is an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drivetrain. Here’s what you can also expect from each one:


The entry-level trim starts at $43,965 and gets you a pretty decent amount of standard features. Those include 18-inch wheels, synthetic leather seating, a WiFi hotspot, a 10-speaker audio system, and a 9.8-inch infotainment screen. As for driver’s assistance aids, you get Forward Collision Warning, Lane-departure Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control. 


One of the higher trims in the lineup is the Luxury model, which offers 20-inch wheels, adaptive headlights, a head-up display, ambient lighting for the cabin, and a 14-inch infotainment display. You’ll also get open-pore wood interior accents, cloud-based navigation, an adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, and a voice assistant. This trim level begins at $51,415.

F Sport Handling

With the NX F Sport Handling trim, you can expect 20-inch black wheels, rain-sensing wipers, a sport-tuned adaptive suspension system, a 10-inch display, and sport-designed front seats. With only the standard features, this version starts at $49,065.

You can upgrade this model with a Luxury package, which will add items such as driver’s seat memory settings, an upgraded voice control system, and a power liftgate with a kick sensor system. 

While each trim offers some pretty awesome features, none of these are the most popular trim offered, according to Edmunds

The most popular trim many NX vehicle owners gravitate toward appears to be the Premium model, which is a step up from the base and begins at $47,015. You’d think one of the higher trims would be more appealing with top-notch luxury features like a larger infotainment screen or larger wheels, but this version seems to outshine the rest. Why is that?

One possibility is the list of extras that it offers for a more affordable price than the higher trims bring. For example, you get the same features as the base but it adds low-speed automatic braking, a sunroof, power-adjustable steering, parking sensors, and ventilated front seats. 

With this model, you can opt for a 14-inch touchscreen and a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system for a little more money. This way you don’t have to pay more for items you may not need in your daily driving experience. 

What will the 2024 Lexus NX offer?

The 2024 Lexus NX is currently set at $44,065 to start with many of the same features as the 2023 model, including the engine specs. This version offers 21 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 24 mpg combined.

As for changes from the previous version, don’t expect a whole lot. The few items that are new this year won’t have any effect on its performance, they are mostly aesthetic-based. 

According to Car and Driver, you can expect some new interior colors for the cabin and the brand decided to make some of the color-keyed elements to the interior as well. Lexus also added a remote parking feature to the 350h and the 450h+, while the 450h+ F Sport will now come with your choice of a regular sunroof or a panoramic one.  

Cargo space on this model is pretty average with 23 cu-ft of storage behind the rear seats. The total cargo capacity is only 46.9 cu-ft of space, which should be enough to haul around groceries or a small family’s bags for trips. 

The Lexus NX has a handful of trims to choose from for the 2023 version, but the Premium level is the one that stands out. While it’s not easy to say why, its list of extras and affordable pricing clue us into why it could possibly be the most popular. 


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