If you are interested in the purchase of a compact luxury crossover, you will probably find that the segment is exploding with stunning new options. Two main models are NX for 2016 and 2016 Lexus BMW X 3, which offer a range of equipment, power train and surprisingly good fuel economy options. What is best? We have created a close comparison between the NX and the x 3. First, let’s see what’s new with both models for the year 2016.
NX is a Lexus luxury compact crossover in hybrids or variants of traditional gasoline. The has no changes for the year 2016.
The BMW x 3 is a crossover of luxury with powertrain options diesel or gasoline. His only change to 2016 is the addition of a Harman Kardon standard sound system 16 speakers at top level adjustment xDrive35i.
Because the NX is so new, specialists in reliability in J.D. Power not yet evaluated the crossover for reliability. We have high hopes, however, taking into account how other Lexus models score in J.D. Power surveys. As the X 3, J.D. Power gives it a score of 3-circle of his powers of circle, which indicates the average reliability.
In terms of the warranty coverage, the Lexus has an advantage. While both models offer 4 years or 50000 miles bumper to bumper coverage, NX also has 6 years or 70000 miles Powertrain protection. In comparison, the x 3 has no additional warranty. Between that and the strong reputation of Lexus for reliability, we believe that the NX has a slight advantage in this category, but we are looking forward to seeing indices of reliability of JD power say for sure.
The Lexus NX offers two Powertrain options. using gas 200T models NX 1 235 horsepower 2.0 litre 4-cylinder Turbo, that offers up to 22 miles per gallon in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Meanwhile, the hybrid propulsion NX 300 h uses a hybrid of 194 horsepower 2.5 liter 4-cylinder, which has an impressive number of savings of up to 35 mpg city/31 mpg hwy.
Meanwhile, the x 3 offers three engine options. Base HP 1 240 models use Turbo 4-cylinder 2.0 liter, with up to 21 mpg city/28 mpg hwy. drivers in search of better fuel economy can opt for diesel xDrive28d X 3, whose returns of turbocharged 2.0 liter 4-cylinder 180 hp at 27 mpg city/34 mpg hwy. Finally, the X 3 xDrive35i sports offers Turbo 6-cylinder 3.0 liters of 1 300-horsepower, which proclaims above 19 mpg city/27 mpg hwy.
So it is better? For interested drivers the best mileage of gas possible, the NX 300 h clearly is the champion of fuel economy and luxury compact crossover segment. Having said that, the diesel xDrive28d X 3 also promotes respectable numbers. Comparison of models of basic level of gasoline, NX 200t and sDrive28i X 3 tout virtually identical fuel economy figures.
Impact of the Government, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the NX Lexus and BMW X 3 obtained a perfect 5 star rating. In crash tests conducted by the Institute nonprofit insurance for safety on the roads, the x 3 is not sufficiently supported evidence for a final evaluation, although it won the excellent choice of Top Security NX + rating of the company.
When it comes to safety equipment, 3 X and NX offer almost everything what you can expect. Both SUV comes standard with a wide range of features (such as side curtain, antilock brakes airbags and traction control), while both offer several excellent options, such as a system of monitoring of blind spot, warning of run-off, LED headlamps and front collision with automatic braking warning. The only differences are smaller. Lexus offers a security camera standard, although it is optional, the BMW and the BMW has a heads-up display optional, which is not available in the NX.