TodayApril 15, 2022

2021 Lexus NX 300 F Sport pricing

2021 Lexus NX 300 – I drove the F Sport trim of the NX300 this week. There are times in life that the perfect drive and the perfect car come together to make a perfect day, and this was one of them. 

The 2021 Lexus NX 300 is a five-passenger luxury compact SUV available in two trim levels: the standard NX 300 and the NX 300 F Sport. Inside these two vehicles are an all-wheel-drive option as well as a luxury and Black Line option. 

The 2021 Lexus NX 300 F-Sport is more than just an upgraded Toyota RAV4; it takes on the competition outside of the Toyota family, upping the luxury SUV segment at a reasonable price with good fuel efficiency. 

The competitors include BMW X3,  Mercedes-Benz GLC, Porsche Macan, Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, Infiniti QX50, Lincoln MKC, and the Jaguar I-Pace. With the luxury compact SUV so tight, every new option counts, and Lexus has packed the compact with lots of goodies. 

 A Sport-Utility Vehicle Made For a Busy Lifestyle

The NX 300’s raised driving position evokes a sporty driving experience with features to complement a busy lifestyle. This position is made up of the Lexus Safety System, Lexus Enform Wi-Fi (with 4GB of space complimentary for the first year). There is a power back door with a kick sensor available as a standalone option. You can add options such as a Luxury Package with reverse tilt and memory mirrors; Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert; and a Comfort Package with driver and passenger heated and ventilated seats.

2021 Lexus NX 300 F Sport Circuit red interior

NX 300 F-Sport Turbo Performance

The NX 300 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces 235 hp at 4800-5,600 rpm with 258 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,650-4,000 rpm. Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence-Wide (VVT-iW) is responsible for optimizing torque throughout the engine. The D4-S injection system uses a combination of direct fuel injection and port fuel injectors to ensure ample power and crisp responsiveness at all engine speeds and G-force levels.

The sequential six-speed automatic transmission uses Torque-Demand control logic to calculate the required engine torque to deliver a quick response and exhilarating acceleration. 

2021 Lexus NX 300 F Sport engine

What is the difference between Lexus NX 300 and NX 300 F Sport?

The NX 300 F SPORT has the same powertrain and engine specifications as the NX 300. The front and rear performance dampers offer improved handling thanks to a sport-tuned suspension. There is also an optional adaptive variable suspension. The NX 300 F SPORT adds three new drive modes and paddle shifters for more driver enjoyment. 

Go through the gears and select the optimum gear and downshift pattern in response to G-force AI and you’ll be singing bring back that lovin’ feeling like you were Maverick in Top Gun. 

Design, handling performance, and sound are all found in the F Sport. 

The F SPORT can be spotted from a distance with its unique honeycomb front end with a more aggressive grille. Opt-in for the Premium Triple-Beam LED headlights and a lower bumper with elegant chrome treatments to further say to the public that you are in the top-of-the-line Lexus SUV.

2021 Lexus NX 300 F Sport LED lights

The front-end of the NX 300 F Sport achieves a dynamic appearance thanks to a lower bumper, rear lower bumper, and taillamps. Make sure to get the optional 18-inch F SPORT alloy wheels with All-Season or Summer tires.

Enjoy the sound of an engine revving? The Lexus NX 300 F SPORT obliges with Active Sound Control (ASC), which brings some of the engine note through the speakers and enhances it, with volume adjustable by the driver.

The F SPORT offers an exclusive interior color, Circuit Red, NuLuxe sport seat with a quilted surface. The driver grips a perforated leather-trimmed F SPORT steering wheel and brushed metallic gearshift. 

The absolutely stunning Lexus LFA supercar inspired the F SPORT’s instrumentation. The driver can view real-time performance with the Lexus-first G-Force meter “G-ball” in the Multi-Information Display (MID). The MID displays the peak force of the vehicle’s lateral and longitudinal forces and a turbo-boost display. 

2021 Lexus NX 300 F Sport rear

2021 Lexus NX 300 and F SPORT models and pricing: 

2021 Lexus NX 300 FWD: $37,610 

2021 Lexus NX 300 AWD: $39,010

2021 Lexus NX 300 Luxury: $44,160

2021 Lexus NX 300 Luxury AWD: $45,460

2021 Lexus NX 300 F SPORT: $39,710

2021 Lexus NX 300 F SPORT AWD: $41,110

2021 Lexus NX 300h AWD: $40,160

2021 Lexus NX 300h Luxury: $46,610

2021 Lexus NX 300h Black Line: $46,910

2021 Lexus NX 300 F Sport
Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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