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 £35,950
NX F Sport £41,500
NX Takumi £45,500

2019 Lexus NX: specifications

NX Lexus 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 Sport Additional 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
Takumi Additional 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

NX F Sport
Sport £600 n/a 18-inch bronze alloy wheels, black spindle grille, black door mirror covers, black rear bumper valance
Premium £2,450 n/a 10-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
Takumi n/a £3,500 Mark 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

Comments (61)

  1. Hi,
    I read that apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now available for retrofitting on the MY 2019 NX.
    Please can you advise how to proceed with this.

    1. Hi David,

      Thanks for getting in touch. We are currently looking into a retrofit solution for the NX but have no further news to share at this time.


    2. I understand that US dealers are retro fitting apple car play to my car – NX FSport 2019 for $200. When will UK dealers be offering this please?

  2. I am about to take delivery of a new NX300h which is fitted with a power tail gate. This is a great feature with nice functionality but, as a dog owner, there are times when I need to close the tail gate quickly by hand. Can the ‘power’ be switched off so that the gate can be opened and closed manually?

    1. Hi Denis,

      Thanks for getting in touch. Congratulations on your new car. The power back door can be switched off to be used manually. You will be able to find the instructions on page 141 of the owner’s manual that you can find here: https://www.lexus.co.uk/owners/about-my-lexus/manuals/#manuals-form

      You will find the most recent owner’s manual at the bottom of the page.

      If you would like further help with this we would recommend discussing it with your Lexus centre when you take delivery of the car.


      1. Agreed the sat nav is terrible , also the app doesn’t work and our dealership in woodford have promised the NX will have Apple play by May — lets see

  3. Hi…just stumbled onto this site….I have a 2018 Lexus NX300 which I’m 90% happy with but the Satnav system is the worst I have ever used….this should be addressed quickly by Lexus or it will lose customers…

    Al Beckford

    1. Hi Al,

      Thank you for getting in touch with us. We’re sorry to hear you’re not 100% happy with your NX. Is there anything we can help you with regarding your SatNav?


  4. We picked up our new 69 plate NX F-sport Takumi on Friday prior to a trip to Poole , love the car but woeful navigation system ! cant believe there is no carplay ! selected its fastest option back to Torquay and it took me on every A road and B road it could , driving commands are poor and confusing, ended up using google maps on my partners iphone in the passenger seat , Lexus this is a priority and should not compromise driving safety with a poor system

    1. Hi Paul,

      Thanks for getting in touch with us. We are sorry to hear you are unhappy with the navigation system. We are working on smartphone integration for models in our range, but have no new updates to share regarding this. We will pass your feedback onto our product team.

      If you would like to discuss your concerns further, we would recommend contacting our customer relations team, whose details you will find via this link: https://www.lexus.co.uk/concierge-tool/contact-us/


    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.


  5. 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.

  6. 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.


  7. 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…

  8. 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!

  9. 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?

  10. 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.

  11. 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.


  12. 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.


  13. I have just taken receipt of brand new Lexus NX300 Tikumi, and we are very pleased with the whole car except the Navigation system, which is impossible to work out, we have spent hours trying different procedures looked at countless videos on Google, all to no avail, because the videos are not up to date ie 2019. Is it possible that the software package can be changed to my former nav system. It looks like to me one needs a degree to work the set up out, whereas all the customer needs is a simple set up for routes and addresses. I am very disappointed with the SatNav system. It’s not an improvement – it’s a disaster. Yours 4th March 2019

    1. Hi Brian,

      Thanks for getting in touch and congratulations on your new NX. We’re sorry to hear that you are experiencing difficulties and we appreciate the disappointment this must be causing. In this case, we would recommend contacting our Multimedia team who will be happy to assist in looking into this for you and helping with the overall set up. You can find their contact details here:http://fal.cn/iJYd.


  14. Hi Lexus. When do you think you’ll categorically say CarPlay will not be available on MY2019 UK Lexus cars rather than saying “we have no information”? I’d order an ES Takumi right now if I knew CarPlay was coming or would be retrofitted later in the year.

    1. Hi Peter,

      Thanks for getting in touch and for your interest in the ES Takumi. At this moment in time, we don’t have information on this. We appreciate that there has been a lot of feedback regarding CarPlay, and so we always pass these comments on to our Product Team in order to make future improvements.


  15. I have a 66plate NX Luxury, from new, and although very happy I have one niggle that will not be solved. For a ‘Luxury’ car not to have a lumbar adjustment is beyond me. My fault as the test drive car had a lumbar adjustment. The reason I write, is that looking through the specs for the 2019 car, again you do not get a lumbar adjustment unless you upgrade to the Sport!!
    Not good enough Lexus!

    1. Hi Malcolm,

      Thanks for getting in touch and we are sorry to hear that you feel this way. Customer feedback is extremely important to us, so we will pass these comments on to our Product Team.


  16. I’ve just also purchased a nx300h and I find the sat nav not easy at all to use Iam now using google maps on my phone instead of the cars sat nav . Iam very disappointed that it does not have apple car play.
    It surely should be a must have .
    thanks sav

    1. Hi Sav,

      Thanks for getting in touch, congratulations on your new NX. We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing difficulties with the sat nav, we take all feedback on board and will ensure that this is passed on to our product team. In the meantime, if you have any specific questions on the navigation system, we would recommend contacting our multimedia team. You can find the details here: https://www.lexus.co.uk/concierge-tool/contact-us/.


    2. Hi .. got Lexus NX300h September 2018 and I agree with above comment..the SATNAV leaves alot to be desired… really disappointed.

  17. After taking an NX for another spin, I have put down the £ so looking forward to getting it in a couple of weeks. It would be fantastic if someone at Lexus could pass on that we want Apple CarPlay fitted FOC or at least a reasonable price in the near future. You know it makes sense!

    1. Hi Jason,

      Thanks for getting in touch, it’s great to hear that you’ll be driving the NX! We appreciate customer feedback and so will pass these comments on to our Product Team in order to make future improvements.


  18. Yes, agree with Jason, Apple CarPlay should be part of Lexus’ technology. Other Lexus markets, e.g. US, has CarPlay across the whole MY19 line-up for cars built after 1 October 2018.
    Come on, Lexus UK, get it resolved. At least offer a retrofit option like Mazda UK did recently across the range. £350 and 90 minutes and, voila, CarPlay in the wife’s Mazda.

  19. Really disappointed with some of the answers to other questions asked, especially about Apple CarPlay not being available. Was expecting it to be included and purchase a new car but unlikely to buy one now. Even my sons Corsa and my work van have CarPlay included.

  20. What’s really new?
    Are we to get apple CarPlay ?
    Does the high beam assist work safety?
    Remember the last model left drivers with dangerous poor light until they reached 41 MPH on unlit roads before the high beam comes on?
    If you’v fixed it can we have an upgrade on our 2018 cars?

    1. Hi Thomas,

      Thanks for getting in touch. Specification changes within each grade have been tailored to meet the preferences and requirements of customers. Safety is extremely important to us, so as ever, if you believe that there is any kind of fault with your vehicle, we would strongly advise for you to contact your nearest Lexus Centre for an inspection. The NX does not feature Apple CarPlay.


    1. Hi David,

      Thanks for getting in touch. The only changes made to the specifications of the NX grades are outlined in the above blog post. The NX still has the self-charging hybrid system, featuring a 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle engine and an electric motor.

      Apple CarPlay is not standard on any of the grades.


      1. Hi, Thanks for your prompt answer. Although not standard, is Apple car play or Android Auto available as an option? If not, Lexus must be one of the few car brands to omit the availability of this technology and I’m surprised this wasn’t picked up as a customer feedback and built into your customer ” preferences and requirements”.

        1. Thank you for these comments, David. These are not optional features on the NX. Customer feedback is extremely important to us, and we can appreciate that there has been some negative feedback on our blogs and social channels regarding these issues. As always, we will pass these comments on to our Product Team.


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