If you’re considering the BMW X3 in Detroit Michigan, Meade Lexus encourages you to compare it to the 2015 Lexus NX.
The all-new 2015 Lexus NX 200t is available now at Detroit Lexus dealers, and it has a noticeable price advantage over the BMW X3–a starting MSRP of $10,000 less than the X3. If the savings already has you looking more closely at the NX, keep reading to learn about the many more vehicle benefits the NX has to offer.
The NX stands out from the pack with its dramatic spindle grill and body that appears to be carved from a single chunk of metal, while the X3′s design is recognizable and standard for its class. LED low beam headlamps, daytime running lights and fog lights all come standard on the NX, but are extras on the BMW X3.
There are three versions of the NX: NX 200t, NX 200t F Sport and NX300h. The standard on all three versions is front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is an available option. The X3 comes standard with rear-wheel drive, which is suitable for ideal road and weather conditions, but in Michigan these things can be unpredictable and the NX’s front-wheel drive seems a safer choice for Metro Detroit drivers. Lexus uses conventional tires and in the NX model the spare tire is tucked conveniently below the cargo area. All BMW models utilize run flat tires, which save space since a spare is not needed, but the cost to replace one is considerably higher than a traditional tire.
Lexus offers standard luxury in every aspect of its vehicles, including technology. The backup camera, voice technology and keyless entry are all standard in the NX. With the X3, these are all extra features that will add to the total cost. The 2015 Lexus NX is also the first Lexus model with the available QI wireless charging tray located inside the console box for compatible smartphones.
In the front cabin, NX passengers can enjoy three more inches of legroom than in the front of the X3. In the rear cabin, the X3 offers less than an inch of additional legroom. Convenience and versatility continue to abound in the NX with back row seats that fold down with controls located on the front instrument panel, rear seats and in the cargo space. The BMW X3 does not offer the option of folding rear seats.
When it came time to design the cargo area of the 2015 Lexus NX, the development team made sure that every inch of space was useable. Even though the cargo space of the NX is slightly smaller than the X3, up to four golf bags can be laid flat in the space without affecting the driver’s visibility. Also useful is the rigid cover for the cargo area that doubles as a temporary shelf. When it is no longer needed it folds up and can be stored below the cargo deck. The X3′s cargo space has a roller style cover that cannot be utilized as a shelf, and once removed, there is nowhere in the vehicle to store it without taking up space.
Lexus continues to make the safety of drivers and its passengers a top priority, so eight airbags are found in the NX. The X3 only contains six. Along with top safety features, Lexus offers more reliability and worry-free years with its six-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty. BMW only offers a four-year, 50,000-mile powertrain warranty on their vehicles.
Meade Lexus has a variety of finance options available to meet individuals needs, as well as special leasing and sales incentives going on now during the Command Performance Sales Event. Visit your Detroit Lexus dealer to view the 2015 Lexus NX or schedule a test drive online today.