Comparison - Subaru Forester Sport 2019 - vs - Lexus NX 300h AWD 2020

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Average Price: 
$
28,795
Updated: 
11 May 2019
$
39,070
Updated: 
22 Jun 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.60gals
14.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ice silver metallic
#AAAAAA
Crystal white pearl
#FEFEFE
Dark blue pearl
#1A2539
Crystal black silica
#000000
Dark gray metallic
#7D7D7D
Color: 
Eminent white pearl
#FAFAFA
Nebula Gray pearl
#3F3E40
Atomic Silver
#7B7B75
Caviar
#2E2E2E
Matador Red Mica
#7F1F2A
Cadmium Orange
#A1250E
Blue Vortex Metallic
#0E6599

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty.

Pros
Fantastic utility
Comfortable ride
Great safety tech
Thrifty for a crossover
Good value

Cons
Sun Belters might want FWD
Manual and turbo gone
Sport trim about looks only
Dowdy styling

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Completely redesigned for 2019
More powerful 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder engine
Subaru's EyeSight system is standard on all models
Increased passenger and cargo space
2.0-liter turbocharged engine has been discontinued

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
A full complement of driver assists is standard equipment
Off-road ability with better-than-average ground clearance
Generous cargo capacity

Cons
Handling isn't as composed as it is in some competitors
CVT automatic feels less responsive than a conventional automatic
Modest tow rating limits overall utility
Only available engine is underpowered

By: 
edmunds.com

It looks visually similar to the last model, so has enough changed to entice buyers into the all-new Subaru Forester?

Pros
Loaded with safety and convenience features
Ultra-wide passenger door opening aperture
Full-time all-wheel drive system
Fuel efficient four-cylinder petrol engine

Cons
Archaic three-year warranty
12,500km service intervals
Higher starting price

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The 2020 Lexus NX 300h comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 added as standard.Lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and forward collision mitigation added.

Pros
Great fuel economy for a luxury crossover
Back seat has enough room for adults
Very quiet cabin at highway speeds

Cons
Infotainment interface can be distracting to use and lacks Android Auto
Limited cargo capacity

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Lexus NX remains a boldly styled, comfortable compact luxury crossover with solid standard features.

Pros
Comfortable front seats
Thrifty hybrid
Now-familiar styling
F Sport handling and seats
CarPlay, finally

Cons
Polarizing design
Sub-par gas mileage on NX 300
Intrusive road noise
Sluggish infotainment

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Lexus NX ranked #8 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Lexus NX has a score of 7.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 32 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Well-built, spacious cabin
Smooth, quiet ride
Good fuel economy ratings
Excellent predicted reliability rating

Cons
Tricky infotainment system
Subpar cargo capacity
Not as fun to drive as rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined MPG - 31
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
33.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
182hp
at 5 800rpm
194hp
at 5 700rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
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: 
no
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: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless ignition
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Leather Steering Wheel
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.10in
182.70in
Width: 
71.50in
73.60in
Height: 
68.10in
64.80in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
6.70in
Front Track: 
61.60in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
104.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.20
38.20
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
43.30in
42.80in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
36.10in
Front Hip Room: 
54.10in
55.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.20in
57.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.60in
53.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.20in
55.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.90cu.ft
53.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.00cu.ft
16.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3531.00lbs
4180.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
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
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-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: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
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: 
18 X 7.0 In
17 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17

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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated 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: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
Emergency Service
4-Wheel ABS
LED Headlamp
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Automatic Braking + Multimedia Plus Audio + Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers + Power Rear Tailgate
Standard Model
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Automatic Braking + Multimedia Plus Audio
Popular Package #2
Comfort Package
Premium Package
Luxury Package
Navigation Package
Accessory Package
Exterior Options: 
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Dark Blue Pearl
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Dark Grey Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Scuff Protector
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Dark Blue Pearl
Sport Grille - Black
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guards - Dark Grey Metallic
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Rear Bumper Protector
F SPORT 19-In Split-Six-Spoke Forged Alloy Wheels
Mudguards
Power Back Door
Power Tilt And Slide Moonroof
Door Edge Guards
LED Headlamps
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Body Side Moldings
Paint Protection Film By 3M
Alloy Wheel Locks
18" Wheels W/All-Season Tires
Panoramic View Back Up Monitor
Power Rear Door W/Kick Sensor
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Rear Seat Back Protector
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Net
Side Sill Plates - Front
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Sunshade
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Footwell Illumination Kit
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Homelink & Approach Lighting
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
All-Weather Floor Liners
Cargo Net
Illuminated Door Sills
Electrochromic (Auto-Dimming) Inside Rear View Mirror W/Homelink Universal Transmitter
Leather Heated Steering Wheel
Carpet Cargo Mat
Heated/Ventilated Front Seats
60/40 Power Folding Rear Seats
Electrochromic (Auto-Dimming) Inside Rear View Mirror W/Compass
Key Gloves
All-Weather Floor Mats W/Cargo Mat
All-Weather Floor Liners W/Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Gray, cloth
#B1ADAA
Color: 
Creme, leatherette
#C5A884
Black, leatherette
#252525
Rioja Red, leather
#8C3140
Glazed Caramel Nuluxe, leatherette
#9B6849