BMW X1 vs Lexus NX 300

BMW X series

Choosing the right luxury crossover involves a lot of factors and research. Models like the 2018 BMW X1 vs. 2018 Lexus NX 300 are very popular due to their stylish appearances and their strong-yet-fuel-efficient performances. If you’re considering either of these models, you certainly have a tough decision to make. Let our team at BMW of Annapolis help you out by taking a closer look at these two luxury crossovers so you can figure out which one is your next mode of transportation around Annapolis, Highland Beach, and Hillsmere Shores.

Keep reading this 2018 BMW X1 vs. Lexus NX 300 comparison to find out which vehicle is the one for you!

BMW X1 vs Lexus NX 300 Engine Specs & Performance

The BMW X1 and Lexus NX 300 each have respective 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engines underneath their hoods. The X1 comes paired with the 8-speed STEPTRONIC Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes while the NX 300 features a 6-speed sequential-shift automatic. In terms of output, each vehicle can surpass 225 horsepower and deliver 258 lb-ft of torque respectively.

The true difference between the BMW X1 and the Lexus NX 300 performance lies with their top track speed. The BMW X1 can deliver 131 MPH, while the Lexus NX 300 tops out at 124 MPH. The BMW X1 can even get from 0-60 MPH in 6.3 seconds, almost a whole second less than the 7.2 seconds that the Lexus NX 300 is capable of.

BMW X1 vs Lexus NX 300 Cabin Space & Comfort 

Both the BMW X1 and the Lexus NX 300 can each carry five passengers in their respective cabins. However, the difference in space is pretty noticeable. Passengers in the front of the BMW X1 get 41.9 inches of headroom, which is a little roomier than the 37.4 inches offered by the Lexus NX 300. Even rear passengers have more space with 37 inches of legroom in the BMW X1 vs. the 36.1 inches in the back of the Lexus NX 300.

X1 vs NX Features & Technology

The BMW X1 and the Lexus NX 300 each have sophisticated touchscreen displays mounted into their respective dashboards. Each vehicle offers a CD player with MP3 playback capabilities, HD Radio™, USB/auxiliary inputs for external media, and Bluetooth® streaming, all of which are played through the HiFi sound systems, which comes standard in the BMW X1 or as an optional upgrade in the Lexus NX 300. Each vehicle even has their own respective telematics system to provide real-time assistance should anything happen while out on the road.

Making Your Decision Between the 2018 BMW X1 vs Lexus NX 300

Was this 2018 BMW X1 vs. 2018 Lexus NX 300 comparison helpful in showing you the clear difference between these two luxury crossovers? While the BMW X1 has plenty of advantages, you may feel like you need to learn just a little more in order to truly decide. You’re always welcome to drop by and see us at BMW of Annapolis and take a closer look at the BMW X1.

Learn even more about the 2018 BMW X1 by scheduling a test drive at BMW of Annapolis. We’re here to help drivers in Annapolis, Highland Beach, and Hillsmere Shores make the decisions that they’re happy with when it’s time to pick out the right car.