Lexus UX 250h F Sport
Lexus UX 250h F Sport
Lexus UX 250h F Sport

2021 Lexus UX 250h F Sport

Pros: High quality interior; impressive fuel economy in hybrid models; good ride and handling balance

Cons: Cramped back seat; polarizing styling; rear visibility

CG Says: The 2021 Lexus UX adds standard blind-spot alert and rear cross-traffic alert. The 250h hybrid gains a split cargo deck. Lexus entered the premium subcompact crossover segment for 2019 with an all-new model. The UX slots below the compact NX in Lexus’s lineup in both size and price; it’s five inches shorter than the NX and significantly less expensive. The UX comes in two versions: The front-wheel-drive-only UX 200 pairs a 169-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with a CVT automatic transmission, while the all-wheel-drive UX 250h hybrid combines a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and CVT with two electric motors driving the rear wheels for a total of 181 hp. (The electric motors only operate at speeds below 44 mph.) Both versions can be fitted with an F Sport package with firmer suspension and unique trim. Standard safety features include forward collision warning and mitigation with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, road-sign assist, and automatic high-beam headlights. Available features include 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, heated/ventilated front seats, power tilt/telescopic steering column, and hands-free liftgate. The Lexus UX is a radically styled urban runabout that counts a nicely finished cabin, a broad list of upscale available features, and attractive-for-the-class starting prices among its virtues. Plus, the UX 250h is the only hybrid available in the premium subcompact SUV segment. Downsides include cramped rear-seat space, subpar rear visibility and a finicky touchpad infotainment interface. If you’re looking for a city-friendly crossover with fine road manners and a genuinely luxurious feel, the UX is worth a look.

The Facts
Class Premium Subcompact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Lexus
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices 200: $33,925
200 F Sport: $35,925
200 Luxury: $38,625
AWD 250h hybrid: $36,125
AWD 250h F Sport hybrid: $38,125
AWD 250h Luxury hybrid: $40,825

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder (200)
Horsepower
169
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
29
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
37

Optional Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder/electric motor (250h)
Horsepower
181
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
41
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
38

Lexus UX 200
2021 Lexus UX 200
Also Consider
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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