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2003 Lexus RX 300
AWD
No Data Available
2021 Lexus NX
300 AWD
MSRP
$39,010
Invoice
$36,474
Average Price Paid
$38,522
1,093 listings nationwide

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2003 Lexus RX 300
AWD
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2021 Lexus NX
300 AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2003 Lexus RX 300
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,500
28 listings nationwide

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2021 Lexus NX
300 AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$44,492
74 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2003 Lexus RX 300
AWD

This was the fifth and final year for production of the RX 300. It would reappear as the RX 330 for 2004. In this last offering, the only change from the previous year was a one-touc...

2021 Lexus NX
300 AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

One year ahead of its redesign, the aged 2021 Lexus NX luxury compact SUV retains the features that have made it so popular: good looks, a high-quality interior, and agile driving dyna...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2003 Lexus RX 300
AWD
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MLMJDTX writes:
Fantastic car! It is as good today as it was the day I bought it!
60
james writes:
The Lexus has a quieter ride than the Jeep Grand Cherokee and far more features. The Lexus is head and shoulde...
Handling Ranked 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD worse.
"It corners better and handles more like a car than a truck. "
Front Seats Ranked 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD worse.
"The driver seat of the Lexus has better lumbar support than the Jeep. "
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ajtidwell writes:
I drove this car for 10 years before deciding to upgrade to something new. Compared to what I drive now (2018 ...
2021 Lexus NX
300 AWD
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Specs

2003 Lexus RX 300
AWD
2021 Lexus NX
300 AWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
21 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
220 hp @ 5,800 RPM
235 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
222 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
10:1
Displacement
3,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.44 in x 3.27 in
3.39 in x 3.39 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars --
Front Passenger 5 stars --
Side Driver 5 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 5 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 3 stars --
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 4 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
CD Changer Optional --
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 40.7 in 42.8 in
Back Legroom 36.4 in 36.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 39.8 cu ft 17.7 cu ft
Standard Payload 1,026 lbs --
Maximum Payload 1,026 lbs 895 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 180.1 in 182.3 in
Width 71.5 in 83.9 in
Height 65.7 in 64.8 in
Wheelbase 103.1 in 104.7 in

Available Options

2003 Lexus RX 300
AWD
2021 Lexus NX
300 AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Matador Red Mica
  • NORI Green Pearl
  • Nebula Gray Pearl

Option Packages

  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Navigation System W/Mark Levinson
  • Package Accessory
  • Package Accessory (P1)
  • Package Accessory (P2)
  • Package Accessory (P3)
  • Panoramic View Monitor
  • Parking Assist W/Intelligent Clearance Sonar
  • Power Back Door W/Kick Sensor
  • Premium Package
  • Premium Paint (PC)
  • Triple-Beam Led Headlamps W/AFS
  • Power Tilt & Slide Moonroof/Sunroof

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