Lexus UX variants
Total price
Monthly payment
Figures are based on a 20% deposit

Finance representative example (PCP)

Total cash price £22,999. Borrowing £18,399 with a £4,600 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

49 monthly payments
£328.67
Fixed interest rate
12.9%
Total amount payable
£30,163.23
Cost of credit
£7,164.23
Optional final payment
£9,787.00
Annual mileage limit
6000 miles

Lexus UX buying guide

What Lexus UX trim levels are there?

The Lexus UX trim level range is a little complicated. There are three main grades – base UX, F-Sport and Takumi – but there are also Premium and Premium Plus packs and a Takumi pack for the F-Sport that adds luxury features.

Every UX comes with LED headlights, Bluetooth and sat nav. The Premium pack adds parking sensors at both ends, a reversing camera, auto wipers and heaters for the steering wheel and front seats. Premium Plus gets all this plus a powered tailgate, wireless phone charging, leather seats, keyless entry and blind-spot monitoring.

F-Sport cars come with 18-inch wheels, exclusive styling tweaks and man-made leather upholstery. F-Sport Premium Plus cars add adaptive suspension, sporty driving modes and the equipment mentioned above.

Takumi and F-Sport Takumi cars benefit from a Mark Levinson premium sound system, upgraded headlights, cooled front seats, a 360-degree parking camera and a head-up display.

Lexus UX interior and technology

Sink into the UX – it doesn’t have the high ride height of many SUVs – and you’ll find high-quality materials that feel like they’ll last the test of time. The dashboard will be familiar if you’re used to Lexus but a little different-feeling if you’re not, but the numerous physical buttons should make it easy to find your way round.

You can control the main screen by touch or by using the mousepad next to the gear lever. This can be fiddly to operate so you might find it easier to stretch out and touch the screen. Newer UXs have Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay if you’d rather use your phone’s apps rather than Lexus’ infotainment system.

Lexus UX engine range explained

(Most popular) Lexus UX 250h 2.0 hybrid

The majority of UXs come with a fuel-sipping petrol-electric hybrid engine. Lexus calls its 184hp powertrain ‘self-charging’ because it can’t be plugged in – instead the two electric motors can power the car at low speeds before the 2.0-litre petrol engine kicks in. You can expect up to 53mpg, or slightly less in the rare four-wheel-drive version. Despite its economical billing, the UX is also quite quick off the line.

Lexus UX 300e electric

For maximum quietness and smoothness, there’s a fully electric version called the UX 300e. It has a 196-mile range and can be recharged to 80% at a 50kW charger in under an hour, or in eight hours plugged in at home. The UX 300e is more powerful and quicker than the hybrid.

FAQs

The Lexus UX only comes as a five door hatchback SUV, but it does offer hybrid and electric options plus a selection of trim levels. It’s been on sale since 2019.

At 4.5 metres long, the Lexus UX is roughly the same length as the Audi Q3 and the latest BMW X1. Both those cars make slightly better use of their size than the UX, with more spacious interiors and bigger boots. Boot space for the UX stands at 320 litres for the hybrid and 367 litres for the electric one.

By far the most popular engine for the Lexus UX is the hybrid, badged 250h. It’s quite efficient, offers decent performance and is cheaper than an equivalent electric UX.

Four-wheel drive has been offered on the UX – these are called 'E-Four' by Lexus – but the vast majority of UXs are front-wheel drive. Don't let that put you off if you live somewhere rural – a good set of winter tyres will vastly improve grip in wintry conditions.

If sleek looks, refinement and lots of equipment are higher on your priority list than practicality, then the UX is a good car for you. The UX is quite small inside, even for a small SUV, but it packs a lot in. All UXs come with hybrid or electric power, so all should be cheap to run.

Lexus would like you to think so – the UX has the cladding on its bodywork and the X in its name that are also used on the NX and RX SUVs. Four-wheel drive is also available.

Yes, the Lexus UX should be very reliable. The UX uses a hybrid powertrain developed by parent company Toyota, which has been proven to last hundreds of thousands of miles if maintained properly. Lexus typically has glowing customer feedback, both in terms of its reliability and customer service if anything does go wrong.