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2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2021 Lexus NX 300 Review

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2021 Jeep
Wrangler

MSRP*: $29,370 to $43,320
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2021 Lexus
NX 300

MSRP*: $37,610 to $45,460
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Invoice* $28,370 to $40,839 $35,165 to $42,506
MPG - City 17 - 21 MPG 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 25 MPG 27 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 31.7 - 72.4 ft3 54.6 ft3
Engine 270-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 285-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 235-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T, M/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 - 285 hp 235 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 166.8 - 188.4 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 73.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.7 - 38.3 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 42.6 in
Rear 40.2 - 41.7 in
Front 37.4 - 38.2 in
Rear 38.0 - 38.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Wrangler than in the Lexus NX 300. The Jeep Wrangler offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus NX 300, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Jeep Wrangler requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus NX 300, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Jeep Wrangler will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus NX 300. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Wrangler is much higher than that for the Lexus NX 300.

Dimensions
The Jeep Wrangler is about the same width as the Lexus NX 300. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Jeep Wrangler, which is slightly longer than the Lexus NX 300.

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler has a larger turning radius than the Lexus NX 300, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Jeep Wrangler is clearly the choice over the Lexus NX 300 for pulling heavy loads. The Jeep Wrangler has a little more horsepower than the Lexus NX 300.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Jeep Wrangler transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Lexus NX 300.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Wrangler and the Lexus NX 300. With the Jeep Wrangler, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus NX 300.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Jeep Wrangler is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus NX 300.