The comfortable and well-equipped 2018 Lexus NX 300 features a mild exterior and interior refresh along with a range of advanced driver assistance features now standard across the lineup. But it also soldiers on with average fuel economy, mediocre handling, and an annoyingly distracting infotainment interface.
The 2018 Hyundai Accent is all-new this year with a new upscale look, more rear seat headroom, and excellent EPA numbers. But the hatchback is history, acceleration can get noisy, it lacks a number of advanced safety features, while automatic emergency braking is only available on the top-trim Limited.
Nissan is adding to its crossover lineup with the new-for-North America 2018 Kicks and, earlier this week, announced base prices for all three trim levels that will arrive in dealer showrooms later this spring.