Comparison - Lexus NX 200t F Sport 2018 - vs - Ford Escape SEL 2018

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Make: 
Average Price: 
Updated: 
01 Jan 2018
29,450
Updated: 
17 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
15.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Atomic Silver
#ABAAB8
Autumn Shimmer
#5C3223
Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0
#2646B3
Eminent White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Matador Red Mica
#730527
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4F5052
Obsidian
#090909
Silver Lining Metallic
#BBBDBA
Color: 
Canyon Ridge Metallic
#9E735B
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C0BFC4
Lightning Blue Metallic
#34496F
Magnetic Metallic
#646368
Oxford White
#DDDEDE
Shadow Black
#303030
White Gold Metallic
#BBB5AB

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Lexus NX ranked #11 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Lexus NX has a score of 7.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 34 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lengthy list of standard tech and safety features
Ample legroom in both rows of seats

Cons
Frustrating infotainment controls
Small, restricted cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Lexus NX is an expressively styled and comfortable compact luxury crossover, but its mix of features faces significant new competitors this year.

Pros
Comfy, spacious front seats
Hybrid fuel economy
Styling has grown on us
Mildly sporty turbo performance

Cons
Design clearly not for everyone
Gas mileage little better than larger SUVs
Road noise can intrude
Infotainment system fussy
No Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Lexus has renamed its NX 200t the NX 300 for 2018. Mechanically, nothing has changed. But Lexus has made the Safety System+ package, which includes front collision mitigation, lane departure alert, high-beam assist and adaptive cruise control as standard equipment this year.

PROS
Generous backseat room
Available power-folding rear seat
Cabin is very quiet at highway speeds

CONS
Remote Touch Interface can be distracting to use
Limited rear cargo volume

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Ford Escape ranked #2 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Ford Escape has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 56 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Sporty handling
Premium interior with user-friendly tech
Good safety score and great predicted reliability rating
Above-average cargo space

Cons
Unimpressive fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The Escape is fundamentally unchanged for 2018, but there are some tweaks to the lineup and to its standard-equipment offerings.The SEL comes standard with leather-trimmed seating, a power liftgate, heated exterior mirrors, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and LED running lights.

Pros
Graceful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine,
smooth ride,
attractive and intuitive infotainment system.

Cons
Less rear-seat and cargo space than the class leaders,
turbo engines return mediocre fuel economy.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover.

Pros
Tough-hatch lines
Ample cargo bin
Wonderfully taut handling
Tech options aplenty
Brisk 2.0-liter acceleration

Cons
Busy, space-robbing dash
Firm seats, if you’re not into that
Not much SUV, if you’re into that
Optimistic EPA ratings

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.50L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 650rpm
177ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
235hp
at 4 800rpm
179hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
39.80Feet
38.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
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: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance*
Keyless ignition
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Rear Parking Sensors
Destination Download
Mobile Internet (Browser)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.30in
178.10in
Width: 
73.60in
72.40in
Height: 
64.80in
66.30in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
7.80in
Front Track: 
62.40in
61.50in
Rear Track: 
62.50in
61.60in
Wheel Base: 
104.70in
105.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.40
39.90
Front Hip Room: 
55.10in
54.50in
Front Leg Room: 
42.80in
43.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.30in
55.90in
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
39.00
Rear Hip Room: 
53.90in
52.40in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
37.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.30in
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
54.60cu.ft
68.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.70cu.ft
34.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4050.00lbs
3678.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leatherette
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
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: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Interior Air Filtration
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
yes
More Entertainment: 
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB with external media control
8 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.0
17
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
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
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot Monitor w/Auto Dimming, Reverse Tilt, Heated and Memory Mirrors
Intuitive Parking Assist
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Post-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
Lane Departure Alert System w/Steering Assist
Pre-Collision System w/Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Airbag Deployment Notification
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Turn signal mirrors
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS

Options

Packages: 
Comfort Package
Navigation Package
Premium Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Luxury Package
1.5L EcoBoost Class II Trailer Tow Package
Equipment Group 300A
Safe And Smart Package
Sel Sport Appearance Package
Exterior Options: 
LED Headlamps w/Auto High Beams
18" Wheels w/All-Season Tires
Rear Bumper Protector
Paint Protection Film
Reverse Tilt, Heated and Memory Mirrors
Body Side Moldings
LED Headlamps w/o Auto High Beams
Door Edge Guards
Power Tilt and Slide Moonroof
F SPORT 19-In Split-Six-Spoke Forged Alloy Wheels
LED Headlamps W/O Auto High Beams
Wheel Locking Lug Nuts (VP)
Splash Guards (VP)
Black Roof Rail Cross Bars
Power Panoramic Vista Roof
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror w/Homelink Universal Transmitter
Auto-Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror w/Homelink Universal Transmitter and Compass
Leather Heated Steering Wheel
60/40 Power Folding Rear Seats
Qi-Compatible Wireless Charger
Smart Access Key Gloves
Cargo Net
Cargo Mat
All-Weather Floor Mats
Illuminated Door Sills
Heated/Ventilated Front Seats
Heated Perforated Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
Perforated Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
All Weather Floor Mats
Interior Cargo Cover
Cargo Area Protector
Smoker's Package (Fleet)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#444444
Black, leatherette
#3C3C3C
Creme, leatherette
#BFA685
Flaxen, leatherette
#8D6B51
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#434343