2019 Lexus NX vs 2019 Lexus UX
2019 Lexus NX 2019 Lexus UX


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L I-4


235 169

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/28 * 29/37 *

2019 Lexus NX vs 2019 Lexus UX

Serving Lynnwood, WA

Lexus has a great lineup of cars for 2019 and the car maker’s biggest fans should be very excited. Their entire car lineup is interesting enough but the choice every car owner has to make has to be between the 2019 Lexus NX and the 2019 Lexus UX. Though both cars are cut from the same cloth, they each offer something different from one another. Let us take a look at the differences and similarities between these two top models from Lexus.


The major difference between the 2019 Lexus NX and the 2019 Lexus UX lies in its performance. Both cars offer a smooth ride through and through but one stands out better than the other and that is the NX. The NX will run with a horsepower of 235. Its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine offers impressive power delivery and speed, and the NX feels light on the road. When driving, the NX is very easy to handle as its center of gravity is higher than other competitors including the UX. This makes turning corners a lot easier so the NX is a great car to use around the city.

On the other hand, the Lexus UX is capable of running on 169-hp. Lexus has the engine combined with its new Direct Shift CVT. This helps the UX get better power delivery and offer greater fuel efficiency. The Lexus UX is also available as an all-wheel-drive model but only on the UX 250h hybrid model. If this is what the buyers prefer, they will get a car with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that runs along with two electric motors. It will have a total output of 175 horsepower. Performance-wise, the NX provides a smoother and more streamlined driving experience. But if the driver is looking for something more fuel-efficient, then the UX is the better choice.


This is where the UX and NX start to cross paths. Both cars look rather similar at the mid and center. However, the UX has a wider frame compared to its brethren. The key difference between the two is in its front-side. The NX has sharper and more sporty features upfront making it a better eye-candy for those that want a masculine looking car. Overall, both cars have the standard Lexus appeal meaning it is simple and sophisticated.


For now, Lexus is yet to reveal the full interior specs of the UX but if we were to judge it based on the seats, the opinions are varied. Some early reviewers say that the UX’s interior is similar to Lexus’ premium offerings. On the other hand, some say that the materials used for the seats and interior are cheap. The NX, on the other hand, is getting better reviews so far. The prepackaged infotainment system is a hit with drivers so far. Moreover, it seems like the high-quality and fashionable interior is a good choice made on part of Lexus. The one gripe with it is that the interior, most specifically the passenger space, does not feel as roomy as other rivals. Want to take the time to check out the Lexus NX and UX at Lexus of Seattle. It would be best to contact the nearest dealer to test drive these beauties and see how well they stack up with other cars on the road.

* 2019 Lexus NX 300 (FWD) EPA 22/city, 28/hwy, 25/comb MPG estimates. Actual mileage will vary.

2019 Lexus UX 200 EPA 29/city, 37/hwy, 33/comb MPG estimates. Actual mileage will vary.