2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Lexus NX in Edinburg, TX
Crossover SUVs continue to impress drivers with their versatility, efficiency, spacious interiors, advanced safety, and reliability. Two of the segment’s leaders are the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Lexus NX. Can the Mazda CX-5 compare to the Lexus NX? Yes — and in fact, it actually exceeds it.
The 2019 Lexus NX is priced quite high as a luxury model, but the 2019 Mazda CX-5 (which is actually comparable in style and features), starts at a significantly lower price point. You can get the 2019 Mazda CX-5 for as little as $24,350, while the 2019 Lexus NX starts at $36,485, over $12,000 more than the CX-5.*
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 can outperform the 2019 Lexus NX when comparing available engines. The CX-5’s most powerful engine is a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter Dynamic Pressure Turbo four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing, matched to a SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport Mode. This engine cranks out up to 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The Lexus NX’s 2.0-liter turbo in-line four-cylinder engine, married to a six-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission with intelligence, puts up a good fight but falls short at 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
If saving money on fuel and reducing your environmental impact are important to you, you’ll want to go with the 2019 Mazda CX-5. Its SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder with Cylinder Deactivation earns up to 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.** The 2019 Lexus NX, on the other hand, only achieves up to 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is more spacious, with up to 59.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity, compared to just 54.6 cubic feet in the 2019 Lexus NX.
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is better than the Lexus NX in all the right ways. See how luxurious a Mazda can be when you visit Bert Ogden Edinburg Mazda.
*Starting at $24,350 MSRP plus $1,045 destination charge (Alaska $1,090) for 2019 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD models. MSRP excludes taxes, title and license fees. Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.