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Lexus UX Hybrid

(2019 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

66
%
B

Used car score:

66
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

60
%
D

Safety Rating:

74
%
B

Eco Rating:

67
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

59
%
C

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

66
%
B

Used car score:

66
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

60
%
D

Safety Rating:

74
%
B

Eco Rating:

67
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

59
%
C

Summary


The Lexus UX Hybrid 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.

An electric version of the Lexus UX called the UX 300e joined the range in 2020. We have built a separate page for that model as it drives somewhat differently to the conventional UX Hybrid models covered here.

The UX has received mostly average to good scores from the UK motoring media. Reviewers have praised its 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.

As of January 2024, the Lexus UX Hybrid holds a New Car Expert Rating of B with a score of 66%.

Key specifications


Body style: Compact SUV/crossover
Power unit: petrol-electric hybrid
Price: From £34,770 on-road

Launched: Spring 2019
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: May 2019
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 96%
Child protection: 85%
Vulnerable road users: 82%
Safety assist: 77%

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the Lexus UX Hybrid has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Lexus UX to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the UX, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Hybrid models50 mpgB47 – 53 mpgB – C
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Hybrid models129 g/kmA120 – 137 g/kmA – B
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models25B22 – 50A – F
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£253B
Year 2£639B
Year 3£1,054C
Year 4£1,250C
Year 5£1,626B
Overall£4,822B

The Lexus UX Hybrid is a relatively affordable car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

Fuel consumption is very good, although – like all hybrids – your results will very much depend on how careful you are with the accelerator and brake pedals to maximise use of the electric motor and battery.

Servicing and insurance costs are also likely to be better than average for the first five years of ownership, which is good for a premium-price car.

Security rating

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Independent vehicle theft and security ratings from Thatcham Research

Rating: Superior | Good | Basic | Poor | Unacceptable
Relay Attack: Fail

Date: 2019

The Lexus UX Hybrid received a Poor rating because it failed a relay attack test, which measures the security of a car’s keyless entry and/or keyless start system. This means the car is susceptible to thieves intercepting its keyless signal and using it to steal the car.

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If you’re looking at the Lexus UX Hybrid, you might also be interested in these alternatives

Audi Q3 | BMW X1 | BMW X2 | DS 3 Crossback | Jaguar E-Pace | Lexus UX Electric | Mercedes-Benz GLARange Rover Evoque | Volvo XC40


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The Lexus UX has received average to good scores from the UK media, with praise for its urban fuel economy and urban driving dynamics.Lexus UX Hybrid