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Lexus NX Towing Capacity


You want a great SUV that’s prepared for any adventure in Bedford, Manchester, or Merrimack, New Hampshire. That includes one that requires you to bring along some extra cargo, which is why you may be looking to learn more about the Lexus NX towing capacity.

The Lexus NX has a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds, but here at Ira Lexus of Manchester, we know there’s a lot more behind all that strength. That’s why we’ve created this guide to towing in the Lexus NX. Keep reading to see if this is the SUV that has the power you’re looking for.


2021 LEXUS NX TOWING Capacity

The Lexus NX comes standard with a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. With this turbocharged power, you’ll get up to 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It’s partnered with a 6-speed automatic transmission that helps deliver a smooth ride and capable hauling power.

With this configuration, the NX can tow up to 2,000 pounds. What does that allow you to tow?

  • Small utility trailer
  • Tent trailer
  • Lightweight boat
  • Personal watercraft

The Lexus NX Hybrid can tow up to 1,500 pounds. To make sure you’re prepared for any drive, you’ll want to have the needed accessories for towing. The tow hitch receiver is engineered to help meet the maximum tow rating.

The NX also offers an available all-wheel drive system. If wheelspin is detected, more torque will be delivered to the rear wheels to optimize control. Whether or not you have a trailer attached, the NX is prepared for anything.



If you do have a boat or trailer attached to your NX, you’ll want to be able to reach your destination safely. This SUV comes with the following standard active safety equipment that can come in handy when you’re towing:

  • The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection tracks vehicles and pedestrians that may be in the path of your NX. If a possible collision is sensed, the brakes will activate and bring your car (and trailer) to a stop.
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist tracks lane markings using a high-tech camera. If lane departure is detected at speeds of more than 32 MPH, you’ll receive a warning, letting you know it’s time to bring your NX and its attached trailer back into line.
  • Intelligent High Beams will light up the roadways so you can more accurately see at night or in the early morning. When you’re towing, they’ll keep you alerted to upcoming sharp turns or overpasses to make sure you and your trailer can get through both smoothly.


Interior dimensions & amenities

The Lexus NX has a premium interior that will help you stay relaxed while towing your haul. You and up to four of your friends will be welcomed into this SUV by the available perforated leather-trimmed seats. Plus, everyone will be able to stay at the ideal temperature with the standard dual-zone automatic climate control.

If you’re looking for even more storage space for the gear that doesn’t need a trailer, the Lexus NX comes with standard roof rails. They’ll be perfect for your skis or a kayak. Adding to that, you can utilize the following cargo dimensions outlined in the table below.


Lexus NX Cargo Space

Rear row upright

17.7 cubic feet

Rear row folded down

54.5 cubic feet (maximum volume)

Several unique technologies can help make you more confident while you tow:

  • Standard backup camera – Features dynamic gridlines to help you ease into a parking space
  • Available Panoramic View Monitor – Makes it even easier to line up the SUV and your trailer using four available cameras
  • Standard Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert – Keeps an eye on those hard-to-see places as you merge


If you think the Lexus NX has the towing capacity you need to get your extra cargo around town, come experience it firsthand at Ira Lexus of Manchester. Take it to the streets of Bedford, Manchester, or Merrimack, NH, to see if it’s right for you.

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