2018 Lexus NX Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What’s New for the 2018 Model Year?
Formerly called the NX 200t, the new Lexus NX 300 now comes standard with an advanced safety package. This upgrade helps the NX to remain competitive against rivals like the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250. Lexus also updated the crossover’s front-end styling. Adaptive suspension dampers are now optional of the F-Sport trim.
What Styles Does It Come In?
The new Lexus NX is a compact luxury crossover that provides more interior room than you may think. Your family will certainly enjoy the NX’s generous amount of backseat legroom. While the standard FWD system provides good traction, the available AWD system will keep you out of trouble when it snows. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine puts the NX in motion.
What are the Available Trims?
- The 2018 Lexus NX comes loaded with enough equipment to keep the average driver completely satisfied. Even the standard NX looks stunning on the inside with its NuLuxe upholstery. Some of the standard components include a much-improved Display Audio infotainment system, voice-recognition technology, and an eight-speaker sound system. You will also benefit from a standard Safety System+ package, which gives you active driving aids like forward collision mitigation and adaptive cruise control.
- If you are prefer crisp handling opposed to a pillow-like ride, the F-Sport trim will be your best option. A set of 18-inch performance tires and stiffer suspension tuning enable the NX F-Sport to perform better on winding roads. More aggressive exterior styling also sets the F-Sport version apart from the regular NX. Several sporty touches are found inside the cabin, including a race-inspired steering wheel and performance gauges.
- If you have a little extra money to spend, you can take advantage of this crossover's optional goodies. The Comfort package is for the folks who demand more luxurious accommodations. It comes with blind-spot monitoring and ventilated seats. Meanwhile, the Premium package adds niceties like a more powerful sound system and a 10.3-inch infotainment display.
How Does It Drive?
If you are looking for a high-powered performance machine, the 2018 Lexus NX is not that vehicle. However, its 235-horsepower engine is potent enough to keep your attention. Despite its slightly rougher ride, the F-Sport model is especially satisfying drive. Speed-sensitive steering definitely makes the NX an easy crossover to park in crowded areas.
How Does It Do On Gas?
While the 2018 Lexus NX is not bad on gas, it does sip premium fuel. This could raise some concern for the drivers who are on a tight budget. According the EPA, the crossover should return around 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the open road. The EPA rates the F-Sport model to be just a hair less efficient on the highway.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Lexus NX invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Lexus NX MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.