You can choose between normal gas-powered or hybrid Lexus UXs and both of these flavors are available in three trims: Base, F Sport, and Luxury. The gas-powered models are motivated by a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 169 hp and the UX 250h hybrid models add a battery and electric motor to that for a total of 181 hp. The gas engine drives the front wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission in all models, but hybrid models send their electric motors’ assistance to the rear axle at speeds of 43 mph and less, turning them into all-wheel drive vehicles.
Even the base UX 200 comes fully equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, Bi-LED headlights, remote keyless access and push-button start, remote engine start, dual-zone climate control, eight-way electrically adjustable front seats, NuLuxe leatherette upholstery, and a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear shifter. The infotainment system’s screen measures seven inches and it includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, voice commands, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth, SiriusXM, Wi-Fi, and a six-speaker audio system. Standard safety and driver-assistance features include ten airbags, forward-collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, road-sign recognition, and automatic high beams.
The F Sport trim adds unique F Sport wheels and front and rear bumpers, LED fog lights with cornering lights, color-coded overfenders, sporty suspension settings, paddle shifters, bolstered F Sport front seats, aluminum pedals, active sound control, and an eight-inch driver-information display.
The flagship is the Luxury and it additional gets a gesture-controlled hands-free liftgate, acoustic front side glass, a power tilting/sliding sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, power-folding and auto-dimming exterior mirrors, a memory system for the driver’s seat and mirror settings, and heated and ventilated front seats.