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2018 Lexus NX 300 F Sport Best Precision Performance for just $40K

Written by Marco Carvajal

Driving the F Sport Performance NX 300 brings exciting, great performance and super balanced driving dynamics.  The NX 300 F SPORT offers divine styling that will make you fall in love from the second you open the door and start to enter the cabin. Then once you drive it..you will understand why so many people love and buy this car.

Lexus introduced the NX crossover-luxury-vehicle just a few years ago in 2014. Lexus wanted to offer an automotive product that customers have been asking for since long time ago. A Stylish and spacious compact SUV with amazing fuel efficiency, to satisfy the needs of many car buyers. All of this at a great low value price around $40K.

Since its release during 2014, the Lexus NX became a success in sales in North America, Europe, China and worldwide. Sales keep increasing as the NX becomes more popular. 

Why car buyers love the NX 300?  Because of a very comfortable riding experience, great design, a good size not too big not too small on this crossover-luxury-vehicle.  Very good fuel efficiency with 24 Miles per Gallon average combined.  Very luxury interior with a sporty feel and look if you go for the F Sport trim. New standard equipment to give you more value for your money. Let’s not forget it is a Lexus “Experience Amazing”.

 2018 NX 300 F Sport

According to Lexus, the NX 300 2018 was released as “The Most Advanced NX Ever”.

For the 2018 model, Lexus keeps enhancing the NX. The NX 300 F SPORT offers comfortable sport seats that make you want to keep driving. The interior beauty of the NX Sport is enhanced with the new Circuit Red NuLuxe interior trim with contrast stitching providing a modern and sporty look. The 2018 NX is full of Technology and safety features to keep every person on board safe and connected with the NX.

NX 300 F SPORT Specs

  • 235 Horsepower
  • 2.0-liter Turbocharged Engine
  • FWD Standard
  • 6-speed Electronically Controlled Transmission
  • 7.2 seconds to reach from 0 to 60 MPH
  • City / Hwy / Combined Estimated MPG
  • 22 / 28 / 25

2018 Lexus NX is impressive with beautiful styling updates to the exterior and interior.  Sporty driving experience with new features like Lexus Safety System standard, Stay connected with Lexus Enform Wi-Fi 4GB (complimentary during first year). Enjoy the convenience of a new power back door with kick sensor available as a standalone option without having to add a more expensive package.

The 2018 NX offers optional equipment like the following:

  • Reimagined Luxury Package with memory mirrors and electrochromic mirrors with reverse tilt.
  • Safety options like Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
  • Comfort Package with driver and passenger heated and ventilated seats.

The NX suspension has been tuned for a more comfortable driving experience, enhanced by new shock absorbers. The springs, stabilizer bars and bushings offer now a better turn-in response and cornering. The front of the 2018 NX 300 F Sport achieves a solid aggressive look with the new lower bumper, rear lower bumper and the tail lamps.

2018 NX 300 Trims

  • NX 300
  • NX 300 F Sport (the one I am test driving)
  • NX 300h AWD (Hybrid)


The NX 300 F Sport that I am test driving costs around $40,000.  Driving a Lexus SUV full of luxury and dynamics for 40K sounds like the best deal you can get ever. We are talking about cutting edge design, amazing styling and the background of Lexus for a car that normally should cost more than $50K.  However if we start to add optional packages and features the price will increase.

2018 Lexus NX 300 F Sport, MSRP  $39,775


F SPORT–tuned suspension

Drive Mode Select adds Sport S/S+ modes

F SPORT front seats with enhanced bolsters

F SPORT perforated leather–trimmed steering wheel and shift knob

Race-inspired paddle shifters G-force and turbo-boost displays Metallic Sport interior trim Aluminum pedals

Lexus Safety System integrated suite of class-leading standard active safety equipment.

Black headliner

F SPORT front fascia and mesh grille insert

F SPORT front-fender and rear-door badges

Enhanced LED daytime running lights (DRL) with integrated turn indicators

Black outside mirrors

F SPORT 18-in split-five-spoke alloy wheels and 235/55R18 summer tires or 18-in split-five- spoke alloy wheels with Gloss Black machined finish and 225/60R18 all-season tires3

The only way to know if you are going to love is to drive it. Give yourself time, visit a dealer and ask for a free test drive. Try the 3 different trims on the 2018 model to see if the F Sport is the right trim for you. In terms of pricing it will be very difficult to have a competitor SUV from a premium brand like Lexus, at the low price of the F Sport, around $40,000. It is aggressively priced to sell.

2018 Lexus NX300

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