Lexus UX 250h E4 2.0 5dr CVT [Premium Plus/Sunroof] Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

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RRP £42,765What Car? Target Price£38,913
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

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.

This entry-level UX comes with 17in alloy wheels, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, an 8.0in infotainment screen, DAB radio and Bluetooth, ambient lighting, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance and road sign detection.

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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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

47

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

401

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

136

g/km