Written by Marco Carvajal
I am test driving the 2021 Lexus NX 300h F Sport AWD Black Line Special Edition, a luxury crossover SUV for five passengers, with a price near $47K. This is the first NX Hybrid with the special limited edition Black Line Model.
The NX is one of the most efficient hybrid SUVs in the Lexus lineup, with good sporty style and very affordable
Lexus NX Hybrid 300h F Sport Black Line Edition
2021 Lexus NX hybrid F SPORT BlackLine is a special edition of the five-passenger medium size SUV luxury NX crossover. It has eco-benefits due to its hybrid engine, a modern style, and modern upgrades with its exclusive Black Line special edition trim, for the first time this year 2021.
This hybrid is the first NX Hybrid F SPORT in Lexus’ history. For those who want to own a special limited edition, Lexus has made only 1,000 cars of this trim NX Blackline based in the NX 300 Hybrid.
According to Lexus, the NX F SPORT Black Line is the most requested model upgrade in all Lexus models due to its several luxury features and enhancements.
This first NX Hybrid F SPORT special edition enhances the NX 300h to the next level with a unique elegant sports style and several upgrades. This hybrid F SPORT Black Line Special Edition enhances color-keyed over fenders, unique wheels, bolstered front sport seats with exclusive blue stitching and very elegant design style.
The F Sport includes a set of legendary Zero Halliburton travel cases with unique Lexus badging. This hybrid includes luxury interior lining tailored in a silky fabric that features the signature Lexus grille theme.
Only 4,850 Black Line Lexus Cars for 2021 Year
The 2021 Lexus Black Line special edition is a luxury and upgraded limited model variation, only available in some Lexus vehicles. If you want to own a collector edition car that only a few lucky ones can drive, then a Black Line car model is a great choice, but hurry up because production is limited.
For the year 2021 there are only 5 Lexus vehicle cars that include that Black Line special edition, for a total of 4,850 Lexus Black Line models available, including the following Lexus cars:
- 1,000 cars 2021 Lexus UX 250h Premium model
- 750 cars 2021 RX 350 F SPORT model
- 250 cars 2021 RX 450h F SPORT model
- 1,000 cars 2021 NX 300h F SPORT model (the model I am test driving)
- 350 cars with either the RC 300 or the RC 350
- 1,500 cars 2021 ES 350 F SPORT model
Black Line Edition vehicles are designed to be unique and provide inspiration to car drivers. Blackline special edition vehicles include design details that enhance luxury.
“The conversation begins a full three years ahead of the final product, with the emphasis on what will create a fresh and exclusive experience.”Todd Blickenstaff of Lexus product marketing
History of the NX 300
The NX 300 is produced by Lexus with advanced automotive mechanical, architecture, and design at the Miyata plant in Miyawaka, Fukuoka in Japan.
The NX was introduced in 2014 as a new compact crossover model below the medium-sized SUV RX. The name NX means “Nimble Crossover.” This Lexus SUV is characterized by a great interior with a high level of luxury and craftsmanship.
Driving the F Sport Performance NX 300 brings exciting, great performance and well-balanced driving dynamics. The NX 300 F SPORT offers driving styling that will make you fall in love from the second you open the door and start to enter the cabin.
Selecting the right SUV is a difficult task. The NX is a great choice medium-size SUV compared to buying a large sedan, you get all the convenience of an SUV with a perfect optimal size.
The NX is one of my favorite SUVs, it has a perfect size, convenient for congested large cities. The NX has enough room inside for five passengers including the driver, to seat comfortably and enjoy a nice ride onboard this medium-size SUV.
Highlights for the 2021 Lexus NX 300h F Sport AWD Black Line Special Edition:
- 31 MPG average, 33 City and 30 Hwy
- 2.5L 4-cylinder Hybrid engine
- All-Wheel Drive On Demand
- 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
- F SPORT-tuned suspension
- Race-inspired paddle shifters
- Enhanced LED daytime running lamps with integrated turn indicators
- 18-in split-10 spoke alloy wheels with a dark finish
- Color-keyed overfenders
- Updated low profile wiper blade design
- Power tilt-and-slide moonroof
- Black headliner
- F SPORT front fascia and mesh grille insert
- F SPORT front fender and rear door badges
- Metallic Sport interior trim
- Exclusive two-piece set of Zero Halliburton travel cases
- Exclusive floor and cargo mats with blue stitching
- Heated and ventilated front seats with enhanced bolsters
- Driver’s-seat memory function
- Perforated leather-trimmed shift knob and heated steering wheel
- Lexus Memory System
- Eight-speaker Premium Sound System
- Power Rear Door with Kick Sensor
- Lexus Safety System
- Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking
- eight-airbag system
2021 NX 300 Hybrid Trims and Pricing
For 2021 pricing of the NX 300 is very affordable starting at $37K for the base NX non-hybrid model. Lexus offers several trim models in the 2021 NX 300 lineup including the top of the line hybrid F Sport Black Edition that I am test driving with pricing near $47K.
Compared to the base NX 300 model, the NX 300 hybrid F Sport is not cheap, it will cost you much more than the base model, but you get a unique hybrid part of the limited Black Line collection.
2021 Lexus NX 300
$37,610 Starting MSRP
2021 Lexus NX 300 F Sport
$39,710 Starting MSRP
2021 Lexus NX 300 Luxury
$44,060 Starting MSRP
2021 Lexus NX 300 h AWD
$40,160 Starting MSRP
2021 Lexus NX 300 h LUXURY AWD
$46, 610 Starting MSRP
2021 Lexus NX 300 h F Sport AWD Black Line Special Edition (The one I am test driving)
$46, 910 Starting MSRP
Engine and Performance for the NX 300h F Sport Black Line Edition
This NX 300h F SPORT Black Line special edition’s system is fast efficient and powerful, combining engine output from a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine and a high-torque electric motor through its unique six-speed automatic transmission.
This combination produces excellent performance and economy with a result of a combined 194 system horsepower hybrid.
The 2021 Lexus NX 300h has good efficiency with 33 Miles per Gallon when driving in the city, 30 MPG on the highway, and 31 MPG combined City and Highway.
AWD On Demand
For more power and better performance, the 2021 NX 300h F SPORT Black Line special edition offers the Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel-Drive System with intelligence (AWD-i) standard. This standard electronic AWD system gets adapted to the angle or condition of the road producing all-wheel drive as needed. The NX 300h Black Line is smart and its all-wheel drive system will let you ride on any road and condition.
It is not black, you can choose the color. The name Black Line doesn’t refer to the exterior color of this Lexus SUV.
The 2021 NX 300h F SPORT Black Line special edition model can be found in a few exterior colors, including the exclusive all-new Grecian Water exterior color. The F SPORT exterior is elegant and attractive, it includes a unique honeycomb front end with a more aggressive grille, optional Premium Triple-Beam LED headlights, and a lower bumper with elegant chrome treatment.
The front design of the NX 300 F SPORT produces a very aggressive look thanks to a lower bumper, rear lower bumper, and tail lamps. The aggressive design is enhanced with laser fog light housing, a larger exhaust opening, and an 18-inch F SPORT alloy wheels with All-Season or Summer tires.
The interior of this Black Line NX hybrid SUV is unique with its exclusive style with blue stitching on the soft touchpoints throughout the vehicle and also in its exclusive black NuLuxe trim contoured seats, door panels, armrest, and center console.
The 2021 NX 300 hybrid Black Line looks amazing on the inside. The blue stitching continues on the exclusive NX F SPORT Black Line floor and cargo mats. More Black Line interior upgrades include rubber-studded aluminum pedals.
The Lexus Multimedia System, accessed through a high-resolution eight-inch screen, provides several features, like predictive traffic information.
New NX owners can enjoy complimentary for the first three years on all 2021 Lexus models, Lexus Enform Safety Connect includes an Emergency Assistance Button (SOS), Roadside Assistance, Automatic Collision Notification, and Stolen Vehicle Notification.
The NX includes the Lexus Safety System suite with important advanced features like low-light pedestrian detection and bicyclist detection technology. In addition to the standard safety features including on the NX lineup, the 2021 NX Black Line also includes modern advanced technology features, such as optional Park Assist and Power Rear Door with Kick Sensor.
The NX hybrid Black Line is the way to go if you want a unique medium-size SUV, limited edition, with a budget under $50K.