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2020 Lexus NX 300 F-Sport: Old, but still practical

Lexus' aging NX 300 is now in its last model year before a planned overhaul, so is this luxury crossover still worth your time?

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Kyle Hyatt
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Lexus' NX 300 is on its way out the door, set to be replaced by a new model on a new platform for the 2021 model year.

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But is this outgoing model, old as it is, still worth a look?

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Plenty of luxury crossover shoppers seem to think so, seeing it as a reliable and practical choice.

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With excellent materials used on the interior, ignorable driving dynamics and boring but not offensive styling, the NX offers a sensible alternative to what the German automakers are offering.

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The NX F Sport is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that's paired with an old-school six-speed automatic transmission.

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The NX is available with both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive, as well as with a hybrid-electric drivetrain.

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Handling is acceptable and the ride is comfortable.

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Like the lion's share of crossovers, you wouldn't want to take the NX far off-road.

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The F Sport trim is mostly an appearance package but does offer some limited performance improvements.

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The current NX sports Lexus very polarizing Spindle Grille design, though it's one of the better implementations of the aesthetic.

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