The 2020 Lexus UX is the luxury brand’s entry vehicle and its smallest. Sizewise, the UX is about as large as a Toyota Corolla hatchback. And, in fact, it shares the Corolla’s 103.9-inch wheelbase and a smattering of powertrain and chassis components. It’s available as a conventionally powered, front-drive UX 200, or as the subject of this review: the all-wheel-drive hybrid UX 250h.
The UX 250h is the most powerful and most fuel-efficient version of the small Lexus crossover — major factors, Lexus says, that make it the best-selling version of the UX. With a decidedly urban appeal and a highly maneuverable, easy-to-park size, Lexus sells more UX crossovers to women than men. The UX competes in the small premium SUV segment along with the Volvo XC40, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar E-PACE, and BMW X1 and X2 — none of which is available as a hybrid. Including the $1,025 destination charge, the 2020 Lexus UX 250h starts at $35,525; the F Sport trim costs another $2,000 and the Luxury trim is a $5,200 upcharge.