2019 Lexus NX: revised grades and specifications

The existing range of Lexus premium SUV models has been primed for 2019 with new equipment grades and revised specifications. This post concentrates on changes applied to the mid-size NX self-charging hybrid, while the previous post details changes applied to the full-size RX model.

2019 Lexus NX: overview

The Lexus NX mid-size SUV follows the same pattern as RX for 2019, with new NX, F Sport and Takumi grades. Specifications within each grade have been tailored to meet the preferences and requirements of customers.

Base and mid-grade models are supported by generous option packs that allow additional options to be easily added.

The other important revision for 2019 is that all models in the range now feature all-wheel drive, using our compact and efficient E-Four system.

2019 Lexus NX: prices

NX F Sport£41,500
NX Takumi£45,500

2019 Lexus NX: specifications

NXLexus Safety System+, speed-sensitive power steering, all-wheel drive, electronic parking brake, Drive Mode Select – four modes, Lexus Media with ten-speaker audio, eight-inch Lexus Navigation, twin USB sockets, aux socket, dual-zone climate control, reversing camera, adjustable turn indicator flash sequence, LED interior lighting, power-adjustable leather steering wheel, analogue clock, two 12v accessory sockets, Tahara upholstery, heated front seats, silver trim inlays, leather shift lever, auto-folding and heated door mirrors, LED exterior lights, integrated roof rails, 18-inch alloy wheels
F SportAdditional features to base NX: Sports suspension with lateral performance dampers, Active Sound Control, smart entry, parking assist sensors, wireless smartphone charger, power-adjustable and heated F Sport leather steering wheel, F Sport leather upholstery, driver’s seat lumbar adjustment, carbon fibre effect inlays, F Sport leather shift lever, aluminium sport pedals, rear privacy glass, power tailgate, illuminated door handles with puddle lights, F Sport black spindle grille, F Sport sills and bumpers, black door mirror covers, 18-inch F Sport alloy wheels
TakumiAdditional features to base NX: Active High-beam System, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, head-up display, Mark Levinson 14-speaker Surround Sound audio system, ten-inch Lexus Navigation, smart entry, intelligent parking assist sensors, wireless smartphone charger, 360-degree panoramic view monitor, power-adjustable and heated leather steering wheel, card key, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, driver’s seat lumbar adjustment, driver’s seat memory function, Shimamoku wood inlays, bamboo wood inlays (for Rich Cream interior), rear privacy glass, power tailgate, illuminated door handles with puddle lights, panoramic roof

2019 Lexus NX: option packs

NXF Sport
Sport£600n/a18-inch bronze alloy wheels, black spindle grille, black door mirror covers, black rear bumper valance
Premium£2,450n/a10-inch Lexus Navigation, smart entry and start, wireless charger, power tailgate, parking sensors, LED fog lights, LED cornering lights, rear privacy glass, heated steering wheel
Takumin/a£3,500Mark Levinson audio system, 360-degree panoramic view camera, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Parking Sensors, Adaptive Variable Suspension, head-up display, panoramic roof or sunroof


  1. I have recently driven the new ES model, and was very impressed by it. Unfortunately i need a hatchback for my dog, and was wondering if the hybrid system in the NX is the same as the ES, or is the ES a newer version?

    Thank you


      1. Could you please tell me when the NX will get the updated 4th generation of Hybrid Drive please?

        Thank you

        1. Hi Jonathan,

          Unfortunately, we do not have any information on this. We would recommend following our social channels and blog for any further updates in the future. You may be interested in taking a look at the all-new UX which is 4th generation Hybrid Drive: http://fal.cn/AqdJ.


  2. Is there any good reason why Apple CarPlay is available in the US and not into the UK?

    It feels like customer service agents are just dodging the question rather than answering it.

    I’ve just purchased a new Lexus NX Sport and the built navigation is horrible and really let’s down what is otherwise a fantastic car.

    1. Hi James,

      Thanks for getting in touch. Congratulations on your new NX, we’re thrilled to hear that you are otherwise pleased with it. We appreciate all customer feedback we receive, and we will ensure that your feedback gets passed on to our product team.


        1. Although we can’t comment on other markets, we will always pass on customer feedback on our vehicles to our product team in order to make improvements in the future.


  3. Hi James, I experience the same disappointment following purchase of NX300 Hybrid 2019 model, and the only way I overcome the frustration was to type out all of my usual journeys and I got Lexus Edinburgh to load my system uo, Agree great car but crap navigation system. BTW I see you are a Passmore, are you from Truro, for my relative Uncle bill use to own the “Punch Bowl” at Fiock just outside of Truro, Cornwall. All the best Brian Otway Edinburgh on brianotway42@Icloud.com

    1. So frustrating! I think I’m just going to have to settle for using my phone for the time being, although I’m struggling to find a home for it on the windshield that doesn’t get in the way of the Lexus screen…

      Surely it’s only a matter of time until they sort this issue out? I’d be resigned to it not being compatible if it wasn’t for it already being available in the US and tbh that’s what really bugs me. Why they can’t give us a good reason for it not being available here. I suspect that they’re in some sort of partnership in the UK with one of the brands that supports Miracast (Samsung, LG, Microsoft).

      I am indeed a Passmore, but no relation to the ones in Truro as far as I’m aware.

  4. It is indeed very frustrating not to have AC or AA and both Toyota and Lexus have received a lot of negative comments from owners, potential owners and motor journalists – me included. The UK is not alone however and the woeful lack of connectivity with AC and AA affects Europe and Australia to name a couple. The US though use a different system in their cars (Enform 3.0 and 2.0) which is developed to be compatible with AC and AA plus the US market is enormous for Lexus. I’m confident Lexus UK will roll it out – they need to – however when that’ll be is anyone’s guess. We do know Lexus Australia are currently looking into rolling it out so, hopefully, the UK won’t be too far behind. If Mazda can retrofit it from all 2014 cars onwards so can Lexus.


      FINALLY a useful and informed answer about this issue. I was hoping there would be a simple software update somewhere along the way that would make it work, but based on your comments re: retrofitting (which I’ve seen mentioned elsewhere in this thread) I assume the different version of Enform used in the US would require a hardware update?

  5. I noticed today that the eStore component has updated to version 1.27.7 but still doesn’t do anything. Is it about to do something? Seems a bit weird to do an update that doesn’t change anything? Is there a change log perhaps?

    1. I have the exact same question and feel that eStore is just waste of space. Literally a tickbox that Lexus UK has an apps tab. I have a late 2018 NX300h F-sport.

      1. It’s truly terrible design. What they ought to do is just not show the “App Store” until it works. They might as well add a “Time Travel” button since apparently it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t work!

  6. I have been driving a NX300h Premier for the last 3 years and am thinking about buying a new Takumi in September.
    I am disappointed Lexus have not adopted Apple Car Play. It seems very short sighted. You mention in a previous reply to another customer, it isn’t standard on the Takumi. Does this mean it can be added as an optional extra?
    Yours hopefully

    1. Hello Nigel,

      Thanks for getting in touch. It’s great to hear that you’re considering buying an NX Takumi. Apple CarPlay is something we are currently working on, however unfortunately have no specific timeline to reveal. We’d advise for you to keep an eye on our blogs and social channels for the latest news.


      1. Typical Lexus response – it’s like when my kids ask for something and I say “Maybe” which really means “No”… Don’t hold your breath…

  7. I’m literally ready to buy a NX Takumi the moment Android Auto has been announced. Until then I’ll wait or have to buy another make.

    1. Hello Steve,

      Thank you for contacting us today. It’s great to hear that you are interested in the NX Takumi. Unfortunately at this time, we have no announcements to make regarding Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. However, it is something that we are working on. Please keep an eye on our blogs and social channels for the latest news on this.


  8. I have just received my Ux 2019 Great car lovely to drive but I agree with the MAJORITY Apple play should be Standard and NO FEE at these prices ? Ford and nearly every other company include it? Come on lexus Takumi ………….. There are a few details that need addressing!

    1. Hello David,

      Thanks for getting in touch and it’s great to hear you’re driving the new UX. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be available on the new RX and we are currently working on smartphone integration across the rest of our range. More information on this will be available soon. Please keep an eye on our blog and social channels for the latest.

      Thank you.

    1. Hi Andrew,

      NX has a combined CO2 emissions figure of 137 g/km. This gives it a BIK rate of 31% and a VED band of H.


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