Lexus UX Hybrid – Review

June 22nd, 2022 by

The Lexus UX Hybrid is a highly efficient compact hybrid SUV from Lexus. With 38 highway MPG and 41 city, it is one of the most fuel efficient 2022 models available. At Ray Catena Auto Group, we’re the experts in the Lexus line of LEVs.

Japanese automaker Lexus has thus far stuck to releasing hybrid vehicles in the US instead of fully electric models. But they are making the most of this strategy, with a very robust line of hybrid models. Among them is the Lexus UX Hybrid, a compact SUV with tremendous fuel efficiency. The UX’s combination of side, handling, and efficiency make it an exceptional, sporty vehicle for city dwellers. Here is an overview of all the key features that the Lexus UX Hybrid offers.


Fuel Efficiency

Even among other hybrid SUVs, the Lexus UX Hybrid is extremely efficient. It gets an estimated combined 39 MPG. The UX is a rare model that outperforms its highway estimates in the city: 41 city MPG to 38 highway. In comparison, the standard gas engine UX model has a combined 32 MPG.

 

The UX is not a plug-in hybrid, which means there is never a need to plug in to a charger. Instead, the car’s electric vehicle is charged by its gas engine. Drivers simply need to fill up at a gas station as they normally would to keep their car running. But because of the UX’s incredible efficiency, they will be doing so less frequently.

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Speed and Performance

The appeal of the Lexus UX Hybrid is its compact size and sporty handling. As such, its speed and horsepower specs will lag behind other luxury electric SUVs. The standard UX 250h model offers 181 horsepower and a top speed of 110 MPH. It does have slightly more horsepower and faster acceleration than its standard gas powered counterpart: 0-60 in 8.6 seconds, compared to 8.9 seconds.

The hybrid version of the UX also offers all-wheel drive, which contributes to a better overall ride than the gas vehicle. The UX is designed to be a fun and sporty SUV with exceptional handling. Additional models also add improved suspension for even more of a sporty ride.

The UX is perfect for those who are looking for a compact SUV with great efficiency and no electric charger. 

Design and Technology

As mentioned, the UX Hybrid has a compact design. This is done intentionally to improve handling and aerodynamic performance. The 2022 model is available in a wider range of colors than previous models.

The cabin exudes comfort and gives easy access to the hybrid’s advanced technology. A 10.3 inch touchscreen display system sits flush atop the dashboard. Using this system, drivers can manage music, communication, navigational, and safety information. Safety features on the UX Hybrid include parking and blind spot assist, and whiplash-dampening front seats.

Standard and optional advanced tech includes a Head-up display, fast charging USB ports, and dynamic navigation and voice control.

Cost of Ownership

The Lexus UX Hybrid comes in three distinct trims. The base 250h model starts at $35200. The enhanced F Sport increases the price to $38765, while the Luxury model costs $41465.

Visit your local Ray Catena Lexus dealership to browse all of Lexus excellent hybrid models. Or return to our FAQ page to learn more about luxury hybrids and electric vehicles.

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