The styling is as much or more the comparison than the size. I'm guessing Acura will eventually pick up the HR-V based on the show car they have already demonstrated. The NX will be the smallest AWD vehicle in the Lexus line. So, I was kind of going off that.Well hold on, its his money and how he debates to spend it is completely up to him. Clearly the decision is not constrained by size, which leads me to believe its not about being a family vehicle.
It sounds like the comparison is based on personal appeal, I agree with Dammit not comparing it to the CRV, I find HRV MUCH more attractive.
Yes, size would out it more on par with the CRV/RDX. But styling is targeted at the same people who I suspect will look at the HR-V. Maybe a more masculine version due to the more angular lines.