The modelRead full Lexus UX review
The UX is an interesting alternative to established premium family SUVs, with distinctive looks and a very efficient hybrid system. However, it's only the promise of good fuel economy, cheap company car tax, and Lexus's excellent reliability that appeal. The driving experience is so-so, and practicality is poor for a family SUV. As a result, it's impossible to recommend it over a Volvo XC40 or Range Rover Evoque, and if you want a hybrid SUV you'd be better off with a larger Toyota RAV4 for the same money.
The trimSee full equipment
Top-spec Takumi favours comfort and convenience over sportiness. It brings adaptive LED headlights, a head-up display, 13-speaker Mark Levinson sound system upgrade, powered bootlid, keyless entry and 360-degree parking camera and a sunroof. It's too expensive to recommend, though.
The engineSee full engine specs
The 2.0-litre petrol engine and an electric motor produce a combined power output of 182bhp. It's not a plug-in hybrid, so it can't do a vast range using just its battery power, but it will go for extended periods using the electric motor alone in stop-start traffic — making it a very quiet companion indeed. It's not quick when running on electricity, but fast enough for tootling along in town, but out on the open road when the petrol engine cuts in it delivers plenty of poke. In fact, it's quicker than a Range Rover Evoque D180 diesel, and a match for faster rivals, such as the Volvo Xc40 D4.
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