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

$45,170 MSRP*

Max. Seating Capacity

54.5 cubic feet

Cargo Capacity

32.7 cubic feet
2.0L 4-cylinder w/235-hp


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

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway**

Cerritos customers shopping for a thrilling new luxury SUV have great options to pick from like the 2021 Lexus NX and 2021 Lexus RX. Whether you’re a new or experienced Lexus owner, you want to determine which is right for you in terms of performance and interior features to round out your commute. See which you like best when you compare the 2021 Lexus NX vs. RX, and then let our team at Lexus of Cerritos help you find your next luxury SUV!

Lexus RX vs. NX: Interior Specs and Features

In terms of interior space, the NX and RX enhance your standard five-passenger SUV with more comfortable seating, no matter if you’re around Long Beach or far from home. One major difference is that the RX lineup offers an available third-row bench to make room for a total of seven passengers. To keep everyone entertained during long rides, you can select the perfect audio system to provide the ideal soundtrack to your journey. Take a look at the interior features of the Lexus NX vs. RX 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 down / up)
  • 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 down / up)
  • 9-speaker sound system
  • Optional 12-speaker Lexus Premium Sound System
  • Optional 15-speaker Mark Levinson® Sound System

Lexus RX vs. NX: Performance

A luxury SUV should offer a powerful and fuel-efficient performance on Long Beach roads. Despite differences in their respective engine configurations, transmissions, and specs, the RX and NX come with nearly identical fuel economy ratings so you can go further and save more on gas in either model. You also have the ability to choose between standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive to have the control you need. Preview the specs of the RX vs. NX below:

Lexus NX Specs

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

Lexus RX Specs

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

Lexus RX vs. NX: Safety Features

When it comes to safety, the RX and NX share several features that you can utilize on your Long Beach commute, such as standard door mirrors with integrated turn signals and LED headlights that offer more visibility. Each Lexus SUV also comes with its own unique safety package to keep drivers in control and more aware of their surroundings on the road. Compare Lexus NX vs. RX safety and driver-assist features below:

Lexus NX Safety

  • 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

Lexus RX Safety

  • Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management
  • Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking and Rear Cross-Traffic Braking
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Explore the Lexus RX and Lexus NX for Sale at Lexus of Cerritos

After seeing the 2021 Lexus NX vs. RX, are you ready to get behind the wheel of your very own luxury SUV on Cerritos roads? Bring home a new Lexus for sale from Lexus of Cerritos, and discover excellent savings on new Lexus SUV packages among our inventory of regional offers and incentives. Apply for financing or speak with a member of our sales team about leasing to get started. We also offer more helpful vehicle comparisons, and you can contact us to schedule a test drive at our dealership right here in Cerritos!

Looking to do more comparisons? See how the 2021 NX compares to the 2021 Acura RDX!

New Lexus SUVs for Sale in Cerritos

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

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