Lexus calls UX 250h A crossover SUV with best-in-class turning radius and fuel efficiency. We call it a luxury hatchback that pretends to be a crossover. Yes, you can get an AWD version of the UX, but the ability to spread traction doesn’t make it a crossover SUV. — is a stylish luxury crossover SUV that boasts features found in many SUVs in its price range, but is one of the few in its price class in the U.S. market when rated as a hatchback.
That said, with a package that blends style, luxury and performance rare in the crossover class, the Lexus UX 250h may be more appealing to those looking to experience fuel economy and luxury without getting into a £5,000 car. . Be sure to check out the video below for a closer look at the features and capabilities of this quasi-SUV.
The Lexus UX 250h features plenty of folds and tucks that complement the triangular theme that Lexus leaned towards years ago. Recently, Spindle his grille, after being haphazardly smeared into every Lexus’ nose in the same way it was 20 years ago when Audi decided the grille size needed to grow exponentially, then its I found the charm. So while the UX 250h may come off as a mini Lexus RX with enough utility for a quick trip to Whole Foods thanks to its 17.1 cu-ft behind the second row, the Home Depot shopping list is more about tools and Keep it limited to glue.
For our target market, the US 250h looks somewhat sporty, but we’re not the target market and our opinions may be the opposite. Nevertheless, the UX 250h could look sportier with a trim level up from the base. This includes colorkeyed ‘overfender’ wheel well bulges, a more aggressive front fascia and a black contrast roof. The latter two are hallmarks of both F-Sport models. , design and handling. Both F-Sports feature 18-inch F-Sport alloy wheels, which sets them apart from the 18-inch on the base model and his UX 250h premium model.
With nine colors to choose from, choosing a color can be indecisive. With the UX 250h F Sport Handling, color choices he is limited to six, with Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0 being the color of our test car.
The interior of the 2023 Lexus UX 250h F Sport Handling is a mix of (surprise!) luxury and sport. F-Sport handling models add highly attractive sports seats with unique interiors and race-inspired instruments, aluminum pedals and front door scuff plates, perforated leather steering wheel and shift knob, and more. The cabin has plenty of legroom and headroom for front and rear passengers, but we don’t recommend three people in the back unless they’re very familiar with each other.
All models of the UX 250h feature the standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a hallmark of F Sport Handling, but F Sport Handling has a 12.3-inch features upgrades. Optional on UX 250h Premium. Similarly, all models retain the F-Sport Handling features and feature a 7-inch color multi-information display (a.k.a. the ‘instrument panel’), but the key F-Sport Handling information is displayed on a larger one. will be
All versions of the Lexus UX 250h are equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor, producing a total of 181 horsepower. Like most hybrid powertrains, it’s paired with a continuously variable transmission that offers smooth acceleration, but no one can accuse it of being brisk. In fact, Lexus’ own tests show that his FWD version is faster than his AWD version, which is against most cars. The EPA rated his UX 250h at an estimated 41 city, 38 mpg highway, 39. That’s pretty generous for a car disguised as an SUV.
A shining aspect of the UX 250h F Sport handling is the sport-tuned suspension that provides a firm and comfortable ride. The handling model offers more drive modes to give credence to its apt name. Steering is precise and responsive, and easier to maneuver in tight spaces than your average crossover. The UX 250h F Sport Handling also had the option of all-wheel drive, which is optional on all his UX models.
The Lexus UX 250h F Sport Handing is packed with various features such as:
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
- 10-speaker premium audio system
- WiFi and other connectivity technologies available
- heated outer mirror
- Automatic dual zone climate control with rear vent
- Adjustable rear cargo deck board
- power moonroof
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink
- Lexus memory system for driver’s seat and door mirrors
- active sound control
- paddle shifter
Various safety features are also included.
- 10 airbags
- Collision Avoidance System by Pedestrian Detection
- dynamic radar cruise control
- lane tracing assist
- Lane Departure Warning with Steering Assist
- road sign assist
- blind spot monitoring
- Lexus Enform Safety Connect and Service Connect
Overall, the 2023 Lexus UX 250h F Sport is a luxury subcompact, but falls short of being a crossover SUV. Some may be drawn to its unique blend of performance, style and efficiency, but don’t expect it to be any more practical than your average hatchback. The UX 250h F Sport Handling model adds a sporty touch to the interior and sometimes that driving chop, and the hybrid powertrain offers a smooth but non-irritating driving experience. With advanced safety features and excellent fuel economy, his UX 250h F Sport is a solid choice for those looking for a luxury subcompact, but if you want practicality and fun to drive, its sweet There are more traditional crossover options that can offer stuff. spot.