Thanks dvdmull for the thorough comparison of your cars!This is my first Lexus too! I own the 200T F Sport All wheel drive with the Red Seats. I love it. Love driving this 4 cylinder with V6 feel in pulling power. We traded a 2013 Ford Limited Edge with 20K miles on the it. The Ford was nice but it never as tight as the NX. The NX feels way more solid than our 2013 Ford Edge limited. The NX little 4 cylinder seems way more responsive that the Ford's V6. I don't know of the highway yet will be taking out on road this summer so well see if it maintains 80 mph on our desert hills on I-15. The plus to me is the gas savings on the NX around town. I have less than a 1000 miles on it and i'm getting over 20.7 mpg. The Ford never got above 15 mph in town. Oh the other thing I noticed is the A/C on the NX. Not only works very well but turning it on has no sound or feel against the engine. The Ford A/C was like hooking up a 16 foot trailer when it was cycling on and off. Passenger seating has no complaints yet. Seems ample passenger room. Compared to the Ford in the cockpit in the NX everything is visible and reachable with out stretching. The Ford I would find my self leaning over in my seat to make radio or other adjustments to see what button I was pushing. The NX most controls are at a little below eye level and not below as in the Ford.
From a past 2013 Ford Edge Limited I very pleased so far with my NX with about 900 miles on the counter. I can't wait for the 1000 mile mark so I can put my foot in it..... ENJOY ; )
I know right ! the IS300 is amazing and all though most of my friends had them, it was purely modded lol! so much you can do with the IS300.Also used to own an IS300 and that thing was awesome, those inline-6 2JZ engines are amazing. Wanted to modify it and drop in the 2JZGTE from a Supra but decided I don't want to put up with all of that, rather just buy a fast car from the factory and something practical which the NX is.