New and Used Lexus UX: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs

New and Used Lexus UX: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs

What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Lexus UX? What does it compare to?

The 2023 Lexus UX 250h small crossover competes with other entry-level luxury models ranging from the Volvo XC40 to the BMW X1. 

Is the 2023 Lexus UX a good SUV?

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Lexus refreshed its smallest crossover by simplifying it to only a hybrid model that lacks a direct competitor. A better infotainment interface, top safety ratings, and good fuel economy offset the limited power and limited rear seating to earn a TCC Rating of 6.5 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

What’s new for the 2023 Lexus UX?

The biggest news for the small crossover—or tall hatch, natch—is it comes only as a hybrid model designated as the UX 250h for 2023. It looks the same, with outsized exterior elements such as a large spindle grille flanked by large and mostly fake air intakes, but the interior features the brand’s new and much improved infotainment interface. 

Making it a standard hybrid with the same 181-hp powertrain as its predecessor makes a lot of sense here; a 2.0-liter inline-4 and up to three motors return an EPA rating of 39 mpg combined for all-wheel-drive models. Lexus added more spot welds to the chassis to make it more rigid, opts for new run-flat tires on 18-inch wheels, and introduces an F Sport Design package with black wheels and a black roof, as well as an F Sport Handling grade that adds an adaptive suspension and performance dampers to make it handle more like a hatch. It’s never quick, but various drive modes adjust the throttle and steering response enough to give it a slight edge.  

Lexus finishes it with comfort and refinement, including standard front power seats covered in synthetic leather. The three seats in back lack legroom and are best when folded down to expand the cargo hold. 

The Lexus UX 250h earns top crash ratings from the NHTSA and the IIHS, but Lexus tries to minimize the likelihood of a crash with a shield of standard driver-assist tech such as automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and adaptive cruise control.

How much does the 2023 Lexus UX cost?

The 2023 UX 250h starts at $36,925, including a $1,075 destination fee, and can be had in base, Premium, F Sport Design, and F Sport Handling grades. A new infotainment system with an 8.0-inch or optional 12.3-inch touchscreen with standard wireless smartphone compatibility highlights the feature set. Options range from heated and cooled front seats on the $39,385 Premium grade to an adaptive suspension on the top F Sport Handling, which costs $44,355. All-wheel drive increases the price $1,400 on any grade.

Where is the 2023 Lexus UX made?

In Japan.

(With Inputs from highgearmedia)

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