Photograpy by: ©2020 Toni Avery
My curiosity of testing a hybrid car finally got the better of me. I’ve tested a number of Lexus vehicles in the past with the most recent being the 2019 Lexus LC 500. Quite the opposite from this little UX.
This UX is equipped with a 2.0 L 4-cylinder hybrid engine producing 181 total system HP mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission and all-wheel drive.
As with any Lexus I have reviewed, the ride quality is excellent and so smooth. I had zero complaints about ride quality, cabin noise or cabin comfort. The hybrid system offered several ways to keep an eye on efficiency and how the car and battery were performing. I drove in all modes including Sport, but really just left it in normal or the most efficient mode depending on the current driving conditions. Sport really doesn’t do much for actual “performance” oriented fun, while it does the normal higher revving and more aggressive sound features you’d expect.
Fuel economy ranged in the mid to high 30’s during my time with the UX. This includes driving on city streets, highway and some traffic conditions.
The exterior of the UX was finished in Redline.
I first chose the UX to review based on it’s good looks. And in person, my opinion is no different. I love its overall size and aggressive appearance. And being that it’s an F-Sport the overall appearance is possibly it’s best attribute. The optional Roof Rack Cross Bars ($400) is a must in my opinion.
Inside the UX is a luxurious black interior.
All the tech you could want including CarPlay and hybrid real time feedback is inside the UX. The ride is eerily quiet and the overall cabin space feels larger than its outside appearance. This is a huge plus in my book. The one thing I had a hard time getting used to was the driver’s seat position. I adjusted the steering wheel and seat but couldn’t find a comfortable position. The steering wheel needs more adjustability and this might fix the issue. The seat offered plenty of adjustability but the steering wheel seemed to offer half as much as it should have.
Something I’ve complained about in every Lexus is the touch pad that controls the infotainment screen. The reaction to touch is quite spastic and takes some getting used to. Accuracy isn’t great while using the touch pad.
I enjoyed the overall size, look and quiet ride of the UX 250h F-sport. While it may not be my typical performance ride, I did enjoy all the things the UX does well.
2020 Lexus UX 250h F-Sport
Base Price: $36,350
Wireless Charger ($75), Windshield Deicer ($100), Head-Up Display ($500)
Navigation System w/ 10.3-in color multimedia display, dynamic voice command,
Lexus enform dynamic navigation, 8-speaker Lexus premium sound system,
Tilt/telescoptic steering wheel ($2,200), Parking assist, rear cross traffic alert w/ braking ($565)
Power rear door w/ kick sensor ($600), F Sport Premium Package (moonroof, blind spot monitor,
heated front seats, rain sensing wipers – $1,475), Heated F Sport steering wheel w/ paddle shifters ($150)
Carpet cargo mat ($110), Door edge guards ($150), Rear bumper applique ($85),
Illuminated door sills ($425), Alloy wheel locks ($80), Roof rack cross bars ($400),
18in gloss black machines alloy wheels ($1,300)
Destination Charge: $1,025
Total Price: $45,590
Fuel Economy: 41 City, 38 Highway, 39 Combined
GirlsDriveFastToo gives the 2020 Lexus UX 250h F-Sport an overall rating of (out of 5 total):