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The hybrid-powered Lexus UX could be 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, the infotainment system is poor, while practicality is shocking for a family SUV when it comes to rear-seat and boot space. As a result it's impossible to recommend over a petrol or diesel powered 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.
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The entry-level UX comes with a 7.0in infotainment screen, European sat-nav, DAB radio and Bluetooth, ambient lighting, a centre armrest, LED headlights and a reversing camera, but it's worth considering some of the optional packs. The Premium Pack, for instance, adds privacy glass, heated front seats and parking sensors front and rear, or the Premium Plus Pack throws in leather seats, keyless entry and a powered tailgate. Every UX has Lexus’s Safety System Plus package, which includes adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance and road sign detection.
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