Lexus UX

The UX offers much of the style and luxury that buyers have come to expect from Lexus but in a small and relatively affordable package. Though it’s based on the entry-level Toyota C-HR, the little Lexus hides it well with dramatic sheet metal and a surprisingly upscale interior. Owners rate the UX highly for those qualities as well as its nimble handling around town, top-notch safety tech, and excellent fuel economy. On the downside, rear-seat legroom is less than generous, and both acceleration and refinement from the four-cylinder engine are subpar for the segment.

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The UX offers much of the style and luxury that buyers have come to expect from Lexus but in a small and relatively affordable package. Though it’s based on the entry-level Toyota C-HR, the little Lexus hides it well with dramatic sheet metal and a surprisingly upscale interior. Owners rate the UX highly for those qualities as well as its nimble handling around town, top-notch safety tech, and excellent fuel economy. On the downside, rear-seat legroom is less than generous, and both acceleration and refinement from the four-cylinder engine are subpar for the segment.

Lexus UX Model Lineup

The UX is Lexus’ offering in the subcompact crossover SUV class. Capable of seating up to five people, it’s the smallest sport-ute in the luxury automaker’s lineup, measuring about seven inches shorter than the compact NX. The UX shares a platform and some components with the Toyota C-HR, made by Lexus’ parent company.

Lexus offers the UX in several configurations, starting with its two available powertrains. The UX 200 utilizes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine making 169 horsepower. It drives the front wheels via a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). A hybrid variant, called the UX 250h, adds a small battery pack and a pair of electric motors to deliver 181 total horsepower and all-wheel drive.

Additionally, the UX can be outfitted in one of three trims: the entry-level base, the well-equipped Luxury, and the performance-themed F Sport. All come standard with numerous premium features, including LED headlights, power-adjustable front seats, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration (the latter added in 2020). Standard safety tech is generous, too, offering adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, forward collision mitigation, and a rearview camera. Blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert became standard in 2021 and was optional beforehand. Other notable options include a sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, parking sensors, and a wireless smartphone charger.

Lexus UX Owner Reviews

Average Rating for 2019

3.9

407 verified owner reviews

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Top 2019 Reviews

Ms.t. S. from FL

Verified Owner · Feb, 2021

2019 Lexus UX FWD

3.0

It is a nice vehicle, it is a decent ride, but it could be better.

Gordon V. from MN

Verified Owner · Dec, 2020

2019 Lexus UX Hybrid AWD

4.0

It's great on gas mileage

Regina B. from CA

Verified Owner · Nov, 2020

2019 Lexus UX Hybrid AWD

3.0

Though this vehicle gets great gas mileage the smaller gas tank means you still need to go to the gas station often.

Carol W. from OK

Verified Owner · Nov, 2020

2019 Lexus UX Hybrid AWD

5.0

A luxurious vehicle that manages well, gets great gas mileage with a flare of beauty.

Vladyslav A. from AZ

Verified Owner · Sep, 2020

2019 Lexus UX FWD

4.0

Overall UX is a great vehicle. The only downside for me is a very small cargo space

Sabrina R. from FL

Verified Owner · Aug, 2020

2019 Lexus UX FWD

3.0

The vehicle is sluggish and is not the best when it comes to passing and starting/stopping.

Luis C. from CT

Verified Owner · Aug, 2020

2019 Lexus UX Hybrid AWD

3.0

if you don't need a trunk this is a great car

Lynell T. from MN

Verified Owner · Aug, 2020

2019 Lexus UX Hybrid AWD

5.0

It's fun and very smooth!

Hajira B. from WI

Verified Owner · Aug, 2020

2019 Lexus UX Hybrid AWD

5.0

Lexus is a has a history of & luxury. I highly recommend it!

Yolanda R. from CA

Verified Owner · Aug, 2020

2019 Lexus UX Hybrid AWD

5.0

It is a wonderful looking, driving and reliable car. I strongly recommend it.