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Lexus announces new 2015 NX crossover base prices

Today Lexus released its basic pricing format for the new 2015 NX 200t and NX 300h. We had predicted the prices. So how did we do?

Lexus today released the starting prices of the new 2015 NX 200t crossover, and its stable-mate the NX 300h. In June, Torque News predicted the prices for the NX line, and you can see our former story at this link.

2015 Lexus NX 200t Prices
The new NX 200t will start at $34,480 plus $925 for delivery and handling*. As Torque News predicted, this is above a top trim Toyota RAV4 by about $2,000. The NX 200t AWD will start at $36,805 including destination and handling. The prices shown do not include the option packages that Lexus will bundle and offer on all models.

2015 Lexus NX 300h Pricing
The hybrid version of this new crossover from Lexus, the NX 300h will be priced at $40,645 including destination for 2-wheel-drive. And for All-weather drive the crossover will start at $42,235. Lexus expects roughly one in 10 of its NX sales to be a hybrid. This car will most likely be the most fuel efficient compact crossover in the US market for some time.

Lexus Packages Pricing
Lexus has not yet released options package information, but the basic Nav and safety packages run about $2,800 on most Lexus cars and the luxury level price package including Nav about $4,000. Finding a Lexus NX without added options at a dealership will be unlikely The most popular NX will be the NX 200t AWD with a package that puts it at the same price level as the Acura RDX, or about $39K to $41K.

Other Publications' Predictions
Many other publications had incorrectly predicted the new NX 200t would compete with the much smaller BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes GLA. Many predicted a sub-$30K starting point. Autoweek called the new NX “the only crossover that looks like an aluminum can sent through a garbage disposal.” We call it a direct competitor to the BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Acura RDX, all of which it shares its dimensions with (to within an inch in all directions.) We also call it Lexus' smartest new product introduction in 10 years and its soon-to-be third best seller after the ES 350 and RX 350.

Lexus announces F-Sport variant pricing Monday and will bring you an update then.

Related Story - The new 2015 Lexus NX will dominate the luxury compact SUV market.

Photography by John Goreham
* These prices do not include dealer documentation fees.