Comparison - Kia Telluride SX Nightfall Edition 2021 - vs - Lexus NX 300 F SPORT 2021

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
44,090
Updated: 
20 Jul 2020
$
41,010
Updated: 
22 Jun 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.80gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Dark Moss
#656450
Snow White Pearl
#DDE3E8
Everlasting Silver
#919DA9
Gravity Gray
#46474D
Ebony Black
#0E0D0D
Black Copper
#5B4F4F
Sangria
#4F151D
Glacial White Pearl
#D7D9DB
Wolf Gray
#9095A1
Color: 
Ultra white
#FAFAFA
Nebula Gray pearl
#3F3E40
Atomic Silver
#7B7B75
Obsidian
#050507
Matador Red Mica
#7F1F2A
Cadmium Orange
#A1250E
Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0
#2646B3

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Available on the mid- and upper-level EX and SX Telluride trims, the Nightfall Edition package gives the SUV altogether darker vibe in keeping with the industry's various blacked-out "night edition" models. The Telluride's roof rails, skid plates, front bumper air ducts, and logos have all been painted black. A black-painted grille features an eye-catching pattern unique to the Nightfall Edition, and Kia tops it all off with unique 20-inch black wheels and LED headlamps and fog lamps with black inner bezels.
Even though every Nightfall Edition wears the darkened exterior trim, customers can order it with paint in shades of white, silver, gray, dark red, or dark green.

By: 
motortrend.com

The 2021 Kia Telluride earns our Best Car To Buy nod with its excellent features, warranty, space, and style.

Pros
Spacious, airy interior
Chic looks
Standard safety gear
Comfortable

Cons
So-so mpg
Turbo rivals are quicker
May be too big for some

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Attractive styling
Cavernous interior
Comfort in all three rows
Plenty of power
Quiet ride
Solid value

Cons
Head-up display disappears with polarized sunglasses
No automatic parking feature
No power third-row seats
Unimpressive audio systems
No rear entertainment option
Over-aggressive lane keep assist

By: 
cars.com

A blind-spot monitor and auto-dimming exterior mirrors are now standard.Part of the first NX generation, originally introduced for 2015 as the NX 200t.

PROS
Cabin is very quiet at highway speeds
Supremely comfortable ride and seats
Lots of standard high-tech safety features

CONS
Remote Touchpad interface is frustrating to use
Limited cargo volume
Not much fun to drive

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Lexus NX's #7 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Compact SUVs category. Currently the Lexus NX has a score of 7.6 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 31 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.The 2021 Lexus NX 300 ranks in the lower half of the luxury compact SUV class.

Pros
Roomy seating
Smooth, quiet ride
Many standard safety features
Great predicted reliability rating

Cons
Frustrating infotainment controls
Relatively small cargo area

By: 
usnews.com

Even though the subcompact NX is on the far side of the age curve, Lexus hasn't made any major changes to it for 2021. Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is now standard, as are power-folding exterior mirrors with an auto-dimming function. Inside, Lexus has tweaked the NX's steering wheel and tachometer designs. Opting for the upgraded Mark Levinson stereo system now includes a Mark Levinson-branded amplifier. And a new color joins the options sheet: Nori Green Pearl.

Pros
Chiseled styling,
proper SUV seating height,
spacious interior.

Cons
Fussy infotainment controller,
middle-of-the-pack acceleration,
starting to show its age.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.80L
2.00L
Torque: 
262ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 650rpm
Horsepower: 
291hp
at 6 000rpm
235hp
at 4 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
37.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.90in
182.70in
Width: 
78.30in
73.60in
Height: 
69.30in
64.80in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
6.90in
Wheel Base: 
114.20in
104.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.50
38.20
Rear Head Room: 
38.80
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
42.80in
Rear leg room: 
42.40in
36.10in
Front Hip Room: 
58.90in
55.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.60in
57.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
58.00in
53.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.90in
55.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
87.00cu.ft
54.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
21.00cu.ft
17.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.00degrees
16.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.90degrees
22.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4482.00lbs
4050.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10-Way Power Adjustable Driver's Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
8 Total Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 7.5 In.
18 X 7.5-In
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Towing Package
SX Prestige Package
Nightfall Edition Package
Windshield Wiper De-Icer
Premium F SPORT Package
Navigation Package
Navigation/Mark Levinson Audio Package
Exterior Options: 
Cross Bars
Side Steps
Mudguard Kit
Tow Hitch W/Harness
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Protector
Front Alloy Skid Plate
Power Tilt And Slide Moonroof
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guards
Power Rear Door W/Kick Sensor
Mudguards
Premium Paint
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Power Rear Door
Paint Protection Film By 3M
18" F SPORT Wheels W/Summer Tires
Panoramic View Back Up Monitor
Door Edge Film By 3M
Premium Triple-Beam LED Headlamps
Rear Bumper Protector
Body Side Moldings
Interior Options: 
SX Dune Brown Nappa Leather Seats
Rear Seat Entertainment System
Multicolored Interior Light Kit
Illuminated Scuff Plates
Cargo Mat W/Seatback Protection
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Cover
Folding Cargo Tray
Cargo Net
SX Butterscotch Leather Seats
Electrochromic (Auto-Dimming) Inside Rear View Mirror W/Homelink Universal Transmitter
Carpet Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Illuminated Door Sills
Key Gloves W/Lexus Logo
Universal Tablet Holder
Key Gloves W/F Logo
Heated And Ventilated Front Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Nappa, premium leather
#141414
Gray, leather
#BEBCBB
Espresso Brown, leather
#5E443F
Gray Nappa, premium leather
#BEBCBB
Butterscotch, leather
#B28A6A
Black, Leather
#141414
Dune Brown Nappa, premium leather
#644E3B
Color: 
Artic White, leatherette
#B5B4B0
Black, leatherette
#252525
Circuit Red, leatherette
#771721