The Lexus UX is a premium compact SUV/crossover and the first model in this sector for Lexus. The UX shares its underpinnings with several Toyota models and is only available in the UK as a petrol-electric hybrid.
The UX has received mostly average to good scores from the UK motoring media. Reviewers have praised it urban fuel economy and driving dynamics, which are greatly helped by its hybrid drivetrain, but have criticised its poor infotainment system and cramped interior dimensions.
The Lexus UX has not yet been awarded a safety rating by Euro NCAP, but previous Lexus models and similar Toyota models in recent years have all scored extremely highly. We will update this page when we have a Euro NCAP rating.
Body style: Compact SUV/crossover
Power unit: petrol-electric hybrid
Price: From £29,905 on-road
Launched: Spring 2019
Last updated: –
Replacement due: TBA
Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media
The Car Expert
“Those who spend most of their driving time around towns and villages will no doubt find the Lexus UX suits them down to the ground.”
Model reviewed: UX 250h Premium Plus Pack
Score: 7 / 10
“A Volvo XC40 is a more complete, well-rounded package, while the Audi Q3’s cabin offers even greater levels of premium appeal. But for those after something a little different, that’ll stand out from the rest of the compact SUV field, the Lexus UX is easy enough to recommend.”
Score: 7 / 10
“Refreshingly different, cost-effective premium SUV is a credible, if not class-leading, alternative.”
Score: 7.8 / 10
“The economical Lexus UX looks and feels great, but falls short on versatility.”
“It’s frustrating that more effort hasn’t been concentrated on giving the UX an extra sprinkling of showroom appeal, but the budget has clearly been spent on producing a car that’s well built and will be cheap to run.”
“Is the UX enough to compete with the XC40? For me, not quite. But it’s the first Lexus which knows exactly what customers want, rather than persuading them to break the norm and take a gamble.”
The Sunday Times
Model reviewed: UX 250h SE (FWD)
Score: 7 / 10
“Everything we’ve come to expect from the bigger Lexus SUVs, but in a tighter package.”
Model reviewed: UX 200h F Sport
Score: 6 / 10
“The family SUV market really needs hybrid cars like this to reduce CO2 emissions and provide an alternative to diesel. Unfortunately the UX, while providing a serviceable hybrid drivetrain, misses the mark with its poor internal packaging, connectivity options and screen graphics.”
Model reviewed: Range review
Score: 4 / 10
“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. If you want a hybrid SUV you’d be better off with a larger Toyota RAV4 for the same money.”
Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP
The Lexus UX has not yet been crash tested by Euro NCAP. Check back soon.
Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP
The Lexus UX has not yet been lab-tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.