Skip advert
Advertisement
In-depth reviews

Lexus NX SUV - Reliability & safety

Lexus manufactures some of the most reliable cars on the road

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

Owners Rating

5.0 out of 5

Read owner reviews
Reliability & safety Rating

4.5 out of 5

In our experience, the Lexus NX has been a reliable and dependable car, just like the rest of the cars in the Lexus range. We hope the new model will match the high standards set by other Lexus models. The fact that it comes with up to 10 years of warranty cover (dependent on you having the car serviced at a main dealer) shows how confident Lexus is in the quality and execution of its cars; our data suggests that you may never need to use your warranty cover.

Lexus NX reliability

If you prioritise reliability above all else, then Lexus should be your first choice. The brand has topped our Driver Power owner satisfaction survey numerous times in recent years, but after slipping to 10th place in 2021 and out of the top ten entirely in 2022, its rise back to eighth place in 2023’s survey should be reassuring for owners and potential owners alike. Under 14% of owners reported a fault in the first year, which is a lower figure than any of its main rivals.

Safety

The third-generation 'Lexus Safety System+' suite of safety technology is fitted across all trim levels, which is reassuring. New technology includes Lexus' 'e-latch' door locks, which replace a mechanical door handle with an electronic setup that prevents occupants opening the door into the path of oncoming vehicles.

Advertisement - Article continues below

The adaptive cruise control system has also been improved, so it will no longer allow the vehicle to undertake traffic, and it can even help the driver change lanes. Sensors can also detect crossing traffic at junctions, helping to prevent collisions with unseen vehicles.

The array of new technology fitted to the Lexus NX paid dividends when it was crash tested by Euro NCAP in early 2022. The model scored a full five stars, with 83% for adult protection and 87% for child protection. It was also highly rated elsewhere with an 83% rating for vulnerable road user protection and 91% for safety assist - with the latter being one of the highest scores ever recorded in this category.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

Top 10 best executive cars 2024
Best executive cars
Best cars
22 Mar 2024

Top 10 best executive cars 2024

Top 10 best plug-in hybrids 2024
Best plug-in hybrid cars
Best cars
19 Jan 2024

Top 10 best plug-in hybrids 2024

Lexus NX SUV review
Best Large Plug-in Hybrid: Lexus NX
In-depth reviews
19 Oct 2023

Lexus NX SUV review

Top 9 most reliable family cars 2023
Most reliable family car
Best cars
24 Aug 2023

Top 9 most reliable family cars 2023

Have You Considered

Skoda Kodiaq review – more practical and higher quality than before
Skoda Kodiaq SUV
In-depth reviews
15 Apr 2024

Skoda Kodiaq review – more practical and higher quality than before

Bentley Bentayga review – an opulent and comfortable SUV
Bentley Bentayga Hybrid
In-depth reviews
27 Mar 2024

Bentley Bentayga review – an opulent and comfortable SUV

Skoda Karoq review – it ticks all the family SUV boxes
Skoda Karoq SportLine
In-depth reviews
26 Mar 2024

Skoda Karoq review – it ticks all the family SUV boxes

Most Popular

Kia Sorento review – a great SUV now made even better
Kia Sorento 2024 front quarter driving
In-depth reviews
10 Apr 2024

Kia Sorento review – a great SUV now made even better

New Audi S3 revealed: £47k hot hatch brings greater focus on handling
Audi S3 saloon front quarter
News
17 Apr 2024

New Audi S3 revealed: £47k hot hatch brings greater focus on handling

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers
Carbuyer best new car deals hero
Deals
12 Apr 2024

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
26 Mar 2024

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
21 Mar 2024

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
best electric cars
Best cars
28 Mar 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024