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2018 Lexus RX or 2018 Lexus NX in Merrillville, IN


Are you on the hunt for a roomy luxury SUV that can elevate your daily commute? Lexus offers two exceptional SUVs you should consider: the 2018 Lexus RX and 2018 Lexus NX. To assist with your research, the experts at Lexus of Merrillville have put together this comprehensive comparison of the new Lexus RX crossover and new Lexus NX crossover. Read on to discover the ideal luxury SUV for you!


When you’re done reading the comparison below, visit our New 2018 RX and New 2018 NX Inventories to browse the models available at our Lexus dealership in Merrillville, IN.


2018 Lexus RX vs. 2018 Lexus NX: Engine & Performance


Regardless of whether you decide on the 2018 Lexus RX or 2018 Lexus NX, you’ll enjoy potent power perfect for towing a small boat or camper on weekend excursions. The 2.0L I4 engine found in new NX offers adequate power for most activities, but drivers wanting a bit more out of their SUV will want to choose the 3.5L V6 engine of the RX. Key engine and performance specs for these two luxury SUVs are as follows:



2018 Lexus RX vs. 2018 Lexus NX: Seating & Cargo Capacity


The new Lexus RX and new Lexus NX both offer seating for five passengers, but which one has the interior space you need? If you’re just starting your family or use your SUV to run errands, the 2018 NX is a great option. If your kids are older or you love family road trips, the 2018 RX is the way to go.



2018 Lexus RX vs. 2018 Lexus NX: Interior & Exterior


In both the 2018 RX and 2018 NX, you’ll revel a premium cabin outfitted with luxury creature comforts and premium materials. However, they do have a few differences between them. Interior and exterior similarities and differences of these two Lexus SUVs are as follows:




  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel with mounted controls
  • Multi-adjustable power front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Automatic LED headlamps
  • Daytime running lights
  • Heated, power exterior mirrors with integrated turn indicators
  • Optional heated front seats
  • Optional power sunroof




  • 18-in. allow wheels (RX); 17-in. alloy wheels (NX)
  • Optional rear window sunshade (RX)
  • Interior day/night Electrochromic rearview mirror (standard RX; optional NX)


2018 Lexus RX vs. 2018 Lexus NX: Safety & Technology


Wherever your next adventure takes you, your SUV should come packed with the technology you need to keep everyone entertained, and the safety systems you desire for priceless peace of mind. View safety and technology similarities and differences below.




  • Bluetooth® technology
  • Optional navigation system
  • Electronic parking aid camera
  • Voice activated controls
  • Rear-time traffic information
  • Satellite radio
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Smart key system and keyless entry
  • Stability control and electronic traction control
  • Brake Assist system




  • Nine speakers (RX); eight speakers (NX)
  • Universal Homelink® garage door opener (standard RX; optional NX)
  • Optional Mark Levinson® Audio system (RX)
  • Optional DVD entertainment system (RX)


2018 Lexus RX vs. 2018 Lexus NX: Pricing & Incentives


Get into the driver’s seat of the new 2018 RX SUV starting at $43,270 MSRP, or the new 2018 NX SUV starting at $35,985 MSRP. We also recommend visiting our Incentives Page to see if you qualify for our current finance and lease offers.


Schedule a Test Drive in Merrillville, IN!


Experience the comfort and capability of the new 2018 Lexus RX or NX by Scheduling A Test Drive at our Lexus dealership in Merrillville, IN today! If you have any questions, reach out to the Lexus of Merrillville team through our Contact Form or by calling (219) 381-3291.