2021 Lexus NX vs. 2021 Lexus RX

2021 Lexus NX vs. 2021 Lexus RX
2021 Lexus NX


2021 Lexus RX
$37,610 MSRP*

Starting Price

$45,220 MSRP*
5 Passengers

Max. Seating Capacity

7 Passengers
54.5 cubic feet

Base Cargo Capacity

32.7 cubic feet
235-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

295-hp 3.5L V6
22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway**

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway**

When shopping for your next luxury SUV around Town 'N' Country, you can inch closer to your next ride when you compare the Lexus NX vs. RX models. Each model features competitive pricing, with a $37,610 MSRP for the Lexus NX and $45,220 MSRP for the RX, along with their own exclusive features. Discover which you’ll bring home when you compare the 2021 Lexus NX vs. RX, then shop for your next vehicle among our inventory at Lexus of Tampa Bay!

Lexus NX vs. RX Interior Specs

The Lexus RX vs. NX comparison starts with a look at their cabin features. You can enjoy comfortable five-passenger seating in the RX and NX, however, the RX also offers an available third-row bench to expand seating to seven passengers. That way, you’ll have room for more on your next Brandon adventure. You can preview the different passenger dimensions and a few of the exciting features offered in each luxury SUV interior below.

Lexus NX Interior

  • 42.8 inches / 36.1 inches of legroom (front / rear)
  • 17.7 cubic feet / 54.5 cubic feet of cargo space (seats up / down)
  • 8-speaker sound system
  • Optional 10- or 14- speaker Mark Levinson® Clari-Fi Sound System

Lexus RX Interior

  • 44.1 inches / 38 inches of legroom (front / rear)
  • 16 cubic feet / 32.7 cubic feet of cargo space (seats up / down in the entry-level trim)
  • 9-speaker sound system
  • Optional 12-speaker Lexus Premium Sound System
  • Optional 15-speaker Mark Levinson® Sound System

2021 Lexus NX Interior
2021 Lexus RX Front Interior

Lexus NX vs. RX Performance Specs

When you compare the Lexus NX vs. RX performance specs, you’ll find some overlap, as they both offer standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive systems to give you the support and control you need around Brandon. The NX and RX also share similar fuel economy ratings, so you can enjoy more efficiency in your next luxury SUV. Each lineup offers a different engine and transmission pairing, which generate separate performance specs as seen below.

Lexus NX Performance

  • 2.0L inline four-cylinder engine
  • 235 hp
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 22/28 city/highway mpg**

Lexus RX Performance

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 295 hp
  • 268 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 20/27 city/highway mpg**

Lexus NX vs. RX Safety

Just as you’ll find some overlap when it comes to performance, the NX and RX come with similar safety features, such as door mirrors with integrated turn signals and LED headlights. There are some different safety systems offered in each to meet your needs around Riverview, which are seen below:

  • The NX is equipped with the Safety System 2.0 that features a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Intelligent High Beams, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, and much more!
  • The RX has safety features like the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking and Rear Cross-Traffic Braking, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and much more!

Compare Lexus NX vs. RX Models at Lexus of Tampa Bay

No matter which way you compare the 2021 Lexus RX vs. NX, experience the difference for yourself at the wheel of a Lexus SUV on Town 'N' Country roads. Lease or finance a new Lexus RX or NX for sale from Lexus of Tampa Bay, and find excellent offers on Lexus SUVs and crossovers with our rotating new vehicle specials. Get started with our online financing application, or see how you can sell your current pre-owned car to our dealers. Contact us today to schedule a test drive in Tampa!

Looking to do more comparisons? Check out our 2021 Lexus RX vs. 2021 Audi Q5 comparison!

New Lexus SUVs for Sale in Tampa

*MSRP excludes delivery, processing and handling fee of $1,025, which may be subject to change at any time. Excludes taxes, dealer fees, title, license and optional equipment. Dealer price will vary.

**EPA-estimated MPG. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

Lexus of Tampa Bay 28.00020, -82.50621.