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I have been reading a lot of nonsense about the NX's size...so here is the factual data. The Lexus NX is identical to Q5 in size, which means it is the same size as Acura RDX. Lexus NX is larger than Buick Encore and Chevy Trax in every dimension.

These CUVs are all basically the same size box. Mercedes GLK is the shortest one in the class.

Porsche Macan: Length 184.3" × Width 75.7" × Height 63.9" // Wheelbase 110.5"

Acura RDX: Length 183.7" x Width 73.8" x Height 64.2" // Wheelbase 105.7"

BMW X3: Length 183.1" x Width 74.2" x Height 67.4" // Wheelbase 110.6"

Lexus NX: Length 182.7" × Width 73.6" × Height 63.4" // Wheelbase 106.3"

Audi Q5: Length 182.6" x Width 74.0" x Height 65" // Wheelbase 110.5"

Volvo XC60: Length 182.2" x Width 74.4" x Height 67.5" // Wheelbase 109.2"

Lincoln MKC: Length 179.3" x Width 73.4" x Height 65.2" // Wheelbase 105.9"

Mercedes-Benz GLK: Length: 178.3" x Width 74.3" x Height 66.9" // Wheelbase 108.5"
 

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this is all good to know but i think if you can put together an interior dimensions comparison it would be more helpful
 

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Remarkably similar dimensions between all of these competitors. I guess that makes sense given that one of the main things that dictates what segment a vehicle is in is its size. Not that there is really much difference between the sizes of the different vehicles, but I think that the NX is occupying a good space as not the biggest in the segment, but still on the bigger side. That should mean that it has some more cargo space to offer than many of the others.
 

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NX: (official specs)
Length: 182.3
Width: 72.6
Height: 64.8
Wheelbase: 104.7


RX:
L = 187.8
W = 74.2
H = 67.7
WB = 107.9

Am i the only who thinks that the NX wheelbase is kinda short??
 

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It is a pretty small vehicle but that is the point right? I am more curious to see how they designed the interior. Will the NX have a very large cargo capacity or will it have a trunk that is super small and not that useful?

I can't find the cargo capacity specs online as of yet.
 

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NX: (official specs)
Length: 182.3
Width: 72.6
Height: 64.8
Wheelbase: 104.7


RX:
L = 187.8
W = 74.2
H = 67.7
WB = 107.9

Am i the only who thinks that the NX wheelbase is kinda short??
The dimensions in the op's list have a lot of errors.

Yes, I think the NX wheelbase is too short compared to the others in segment. I always equate WB to quality of ride, the shorter it is the more choppy a ride.
 

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The dimensions in the op's list have a lot of errors.

Yes, I think the NX wheelbase is too short compared to the others in segment. I always equate WB to quality of ride, the shorter it is the more choppy a ride.
too a degree, but a shorter WB is also more nimble. Suspension plays a HUGE part in this. Lexus is on the velvety side of the spectrum so NX shouldn't be terrible...
 

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too a degree, but a shorter WB is also more nimble. Suspension plays a HUGE part in this. Lexus is on the velvety side of the spectrum so NX shouldn't be terrible...
Agreed...but then again, i don't know of any short wheelbase car/SUV that rides good....
 

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Agreed...but then again, i don't know of any short wheelbase car/SUV that rides good....
Buick Encore, seriously comfort tuned suspension. Problem is modern cars have decided that sporty= rock hard suspension, somehow that got rolled into Luxury as well... for the ricky racers I'm sure :D

Driving a few early-production Encores on rural roads surrounding Atlanta revealed that Buick didn’t abandon all its classic strengths—such as a cushy ride and quiet cabin—with this move to a significantly smaller format. But credit the engineers who nurtured the GM’s small crossover architecture from its Chevrolet Sonic origins. (The Chevy Trax and the Opel Mokka sisterships won’t be sold here.) The underpinnings are simple but sound enough to provide a solid, shake-free foundation. U.S. engineers tuned the strut-type front suspension and the twist-beam rear axle to yield a supple ride with enough damping and roll stiffness to keep body motions in check during rambunctious maneuvers. Electrically assisted power steering is slack-free on-center and nicely weighted off-center. Cornering response is whippet-quick, and the Encore moves with agility unknown to Buicks of any era. All that’s missing is some hint of road feel through the steering wheel.
then again that is the ONLY example I can get off the top of my skull...
 

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Buick Encore, seriously comfort tuned suspension. Problem is modern cars have decided that sporty= rock hard suspension, somehow that got rolled into Luxury as well... for the ricky racers I'm sure :D



then again that is the ONLY example I can get off the top of my skull...
Knew you were going to bring Encore up! However, what is the trade-off? Encore isn't a cornering monster either. NX is supposedly a sporty SUV with good handling...and that can only mean firm suspension (since adaptive/adjustable suspension is not avail outside of Japan).

FIRM/SPORTY suspension + short WB = hmmmmmmm :eek:
 

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Encore is a pretty nice vehicle and i think Lexus can use a model inbetween the CT and NX to compete in that segment, it would be cool to see that happen, even with some IS DNA
 
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