2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. 2020 Lexus NX 300 | NewCars.com

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2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. 2020 Lexus NX 300 Review

New 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2021 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

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New 2020 Lexus NX 300

2020 Lexus
NX 300

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MSRP*
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$31,795 to $42,195
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$36,870 to $45,360
Invoice* $31,241 to $40,277 $34,473 to $42,412
MPG - City 17 22
MPG - Hwy 23 27 - 28
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 Unlimited than in the Lexus NX 300. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus NX 300.

Convenience
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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 Unlimited 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 Unlimited is much higher than that for the Lexus NX 300.

Dimensions
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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 Unlimited, which is slightly longer than the Lexus NX 300.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the Lexus NX 300 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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 Unlimited is clearly the choice over the Lexus NX 300 for pulling heavy loads. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has a little more horsepower 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 Unlimited and the Lexus NX 300. With the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus NX 300.

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