New 2023 Lexus UX (Overview). – HIGHS
Tidy handling, Lexus-grade interior environs, generous standard equipment.
Wheezy hybrid powertrain, laughably small cargo area, poky acceleration.
A small luxury SUV that looks and drives like a small, unexciting hatchback car and delivers small-car mileage thanks to its hybrid powertrain.
The Lexus UX 250h is a stylish and fuel-efficient SUV. A distinctive interior design helps set it apart. But it’s very slow, and traces of its Toyota Corolla roots come through in the on-road experience, making the high price tag hard to swallow.
High fuel economy
Lots of standard technology
Small size makes it easy to drive around town
Cramped back seat
Small cargo area with a high liftover height
– What’s new
New infotainment system with larger touchscreen display
Enhanced collection of driver assist and collision avoidance systems
Part of the first UX generation introduced for 2019
If you’re looking for a new Lexus on a tight budget, the 2023 UX 250h is the vehicle for you. With a base price well under $40,000 and up to an EPA-estimated 42 mpg in combined driving, this small hybrid-powered crossover SUV doesn’t cost much to buy or drive. Plus, the UX 250h offers all the style and amenities you expect in an entry-level Lexus combined with the added utility of a rear liftgate and a folding back seat.