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Lexus NX MPG

 

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Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2017 2017 4dr SUV turbocharged 235hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.67
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With the turbocharged 275hp 2.4L I4 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2017 Lexus NX has been averaging 26.67 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2017 Lexus NXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (0 percent), in the city (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2017 Lexus NX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Lexus NX

Lexus NX Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2015 Even upscale manufacturers have been shifting from V6 engines to turbocharged fours for one big reason: the imperative to improve fuel economy. The Lincoln MKC's EcoBoost four isn't long on eco. With front-wheel drive (FWD), the 240-horsepower 2.0T engine scores 20 and 29 mpg in the EPA's city and highway tests, respectively. But these figures drop to 19/26 with all-wheel drive (AWD) and 18/26 with a 285-horsepower 2.3T engine option. The Audi Q5 2.0T, with standard AWD, does a bit better: 20/28. The 235-horsepower Lexus NX 200t does a bit better still, at least in city driving: 22/28 with FWD and 21/28 with AWD. In my real-world suburban driving I could nudge the trip computer-reported average as high as 33 mpg. The upper 20s were easy to achieve. The trip computer averages in the MKC were typically about three mpg lower--even though the tested crossover did not have AWD. The original Lexus RX 300, with a 220-horsepower 3.0-liter V6, wasn't nearly as efficient: 19/24 with FWD and 19/22 with AWD. One reason: its automatic had only four ratios. The NX's, like the Lincoln's has six. (The Audi's has eight.) If fuel economy is a top priority, then Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz offer diesels. The Mercedes-Benz GLK250, with EPA ratings of 24/33, much more easily topped 30 mpg in my suburban driving, and averaged 40 mpg on one run home from my son's school. The BMW X3 xdrive28d tested even better, 27/34. To counter these diesels, Lexus also offers the NX in 300h form, the "h" for hybrid. I haven't driven the NX 300h, but the EPA rates it 35/31 with FWD and 33/30 with AWD. see full Lexus NX review
 

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Lexus NX Gas Mileage (MPG)

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