Lexus UX Compact SUV: All the Facts

Lexus Ux

Lexus UX Compact SUV, the perfect car for city life.

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Lexus Ux

The Lexus UX model we test drove was upholstered in Glazed Caramel. ?Scotty Reiss

Who This Car is For

  • Singles, couples or small families
  • Drivers with dogs
  • Buyers who need a small, accommodating car for the city
  • Buyers who may need all wheel drive
  • Buyers who want a fuel-saving hybrid option in an SUV
  • Drivers who only occasionally have back seat passengers
  • Luxury car buyers
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A front view of the Lexus UX. ?Scotty Reiss

What We Loved

  • The size and scale of this car: It’s not too large but not too compact
  • The modern, assertive look of this car
  • Lexus driver assist features
  • It’s a hybrid! 33 MPG!
  • The folding tonneau cover… perfect for when you have to leave things in the car and don’t want prying eyes to see
  • The dual opening center arm rest
  • Four USB ports and a wireless charge pad mean there’s never an excuse for a dead phone
  • Luxurious leather surrounds you everywhere
  • Brake hold: press this button and then, when you fully apply the brake it holds until you tap the accelerator
  • The easy to lower and raise back seats
  • The dual opening center arm rest
  • A hybrid luxury SUV for under $40K
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A rear view of the Lexus UX. ?Scotty Reiss

What This Car Costs

  • UX 200 base model, with push button start, drive mode selector, 7” infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Lexus Safety System suite of driver assist features which includes pre-collision crash mitigation, lane departure assist, adaptive cruise control, road sign reading and automatic high beam headlights, $32,150
  • UX 250 h, which adds a hybrid motor, $34,150
  • UX F Sport, which adds red sport seats, paddle shifters, F Sport wheels, performance gauges and sport tuning, $34,150
  • UX 250 h F Sport, $36,150
  • UX200 Luxury, which adds 10.3” infotainment screen, Washi leather interior trim, power moonroof, heated and cooled seats, motion-activated lift gate and rain-sensing wipers, $37,350
  • Price of the UX 250 h we drove with an added premium package ($1,175 for blind spot monitors, moonroof, heated and cooled seats, rain sensing wipers and Washi leather interior trim), and the navigation system ($2,200): $35,875
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The rear seat in the Lexus UX. ?Scotty Reiss

What You Need to Know

  • Seats 5 but more comfortable for 3 or 4
  • Uses regular gas (87 octane)
  • A 4 cylinder, 169 horsepower engine is standard
  • The UX 200 base model is only available in front wheel drive; the others have an all wheel drive option
  • The hybrid engine adds $2,000 to the price
  • Gas model is estimated to get 29 MPG city/37 MPG highway
  • The hybrid model is estimated to get 41 MPG city/38 MPG highway

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