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Lexus NX
2021 Lexus NX
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Lexus RX
2021 Lexus RX
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Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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2021 Porsche Macan
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 19 MPG
Hwy: 23 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.8 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
235 hp @ 4800 rpm
295 hp @ 6300 rpm
248 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm
267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
273 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,940 lbs
4,222 lbs
4,099 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
2,000 lbs
3,500 lbs
4,409 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
25 MPG
23 MPG
21 MPG
City
22 MPG
20 MPG
19 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
27 MPG
23 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 Tons/yr
7.8 Tons/yr
8.4 (2020) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
19.2 gallons
19.8 gallons
Cruising Range City
349.8 miles
384 miles
376.2 miles
Cruising Range Highway
445.2 miles
518.4 miles
455.4 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
182.7 in
192.5 in
184.9 in
Height
64.8 in
67.7 in
63.9 in
Max Width
73.6 in
74.6 in
76.2 in
Front Width
62.2 in
64.4 in
65.2 in
Rear Width
62.2 in
64 in
65 in
Wheelbase
104.7 in
109.8 in
110.5 in
Ground Clearance
6.9 in
N/A
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.8 in
44.1 in
N/A
Front Seat Headroom
38.2 in
39.4 in
N/A
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.3 in
57.8 in
N/A
Front Seat Hip Room
55.1 in
56.6 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
36.1 in
38 in
N/A
Rear Seat Headroom
38.1 in
39.1 in
N/A
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55.3 in
57.6 in
N/A
Rear Seat Hip Room
53.9 in
56.1 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
54.6 ft³
32.6 ft³
52.9 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
17.7 ft³
16 ft³
17.6 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
17.7 ft³
16 ft³
17.6 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37.4 ft
45.2 ft
39.3 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
17" x 7"
18" x 8"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 7"
18" x 8"
18" x 9"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/65HR17
P235/65VR18
P235/60WR18
Rear Tire
P225/65HR17
P235/65VR18
P255/55WR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Nori Green Pearl
  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Moonbeam Beige Metallic
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Nori Green Pearl
  • Obsidian
  • Black
  • White

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
N/A
  • Carrara White Metallic
  • Dolomite Silver Metallic
  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Mahogany Metallic
  • Mamba Green Metallic
  • Night Blue Metallic
  • Sapphire Blue Metallic
  • Volcano Grey Metallic
  • Carmine Red
  • Chalk
  • Miami Blue
  • Custom Color Metallic
  • Custom Color

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Creme, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Glazed Caramel, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Rioja Red, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Birch, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Birch, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Birch, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Black, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Black, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Glazed Caramel, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Glazed Caramel, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Parchment, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Parchment, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Parchment, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Agate Grey, Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Alcantara
  • Black, Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Alcantara

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
N/A
  • Black/Mojave Beige, Two-Tone Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Alcantara
  • Agate Grey, Leather Package Seat Trim
  • Black, Leather Package Seat Trim
  • Black/Garnet Red, Two-Tone Leather Package Seat Trim
  • Black/Garnet Red, Two-Tone Leather Package Seat Trim
  • Black/Mojave Beige, Two-Tone Leather Package Seat Trim
  • Agate Grey, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Agate Grey/Pebble Grey, Two-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Black/Mojave Beige, Two-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Garnet Red/Black, Two-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Espresso, Natural Leather Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Sun/Moonroof
Optional
Optional
Optional

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Optional
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Optional
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Optional
Optional
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Optional
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Optional
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Optional
Standard
Standard
Seat Memory
Optional
Optional
Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Standard
Standard
Rear A/C
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Optional
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Optional
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Optional
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles