Lexus UX250h Racks Up Yet Another (Very) Positive Review

Having recently tested the UX250h ourselves and found it one pretty compelling buy for anyone looking at subcompact premium crossovers, we were curious to find out what other media outlets think about Lexus’ first entry into the niche.

As is obvious from the “h” in its moniker, it is a hybrid and its powertrain combines a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with one electric motor in 2WD, or two in 4WD models, for a combined output of 184 brake horsepower.

Performance obviously isn’t neck-snapping, yet it’s sufficient for a daily driver, with CarsIreland proclaiming that it feels quite powerful on the road. They also found the steering and suspension to be well balanced, although the gearbox is slow to respond.

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The drive selector gives access to three different modes. In its most fuel-efficient setting, the UX250h has a WLTP-rated consumption of 5.6 l/100 km (50.4 mpg UK / 42 mpg US), and the reviewer managed to get very close to that number, averaging 6.1 l/100 km (46.3 mpg UK / 38.6 mpg US) on average. Thus, the small crossover is more efficient than some of its diesel-powered rivals.

The test car was the mid-range Luxury trim, which is offered in Ireland from a little under €45,000 ($50,200), or nearly €5,000 ($5,575) more than the base S-Design. For the extra cash you get 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, leather upholstery, smart entry and others. However, if a sportier styling and even more amenities would suit your needs better, the F-Sport is the one to go for, as it costs only €1,400 ($1,560) more.


  • atomicbri

    I can’t get past the disproportionate looks. The rear doors are small and door handles are huge. The rear ones look oddly placed too far into the doors. Perhaps they should have hidden them into the C-pillar. The very large grille with the very short rear hatch area just all looks wrong. Maybe it drives well and all but this vehicle is definitely not for me.

    • Six_Tymes

      spot on, but honestly, you are being too nice just because its a lexus. that thing is hideous, much worse than the new supra even

  • cbATL

    I can’t imagine anybody other than an @$$hole driving this.

    • khc

      While a decent soul, such as yourself, just brimming with humility, would drive the competing… what?
      ‘Just curious.

      • cbATL

        The New Dodge Ram 1500 and Volvo XC90

  • Dude

    It’s a great car but I couldn’t pay 50k for something that slow. The XC40 is a waaaaay better value imo and it’s getting an electronic version

  • Six_Tymes

    so, ugly is in again with everyone? or just the reviewers? THAT is truly an UGLY vehicle

  • SteersUright

    Its slower than a snail and suddenly a Rav4 chassis is excellent and playful? Then why does the all-new Rav4 get such bad reviews on its chassis be imprecise, poor riding, etc?

  • Joe E

    This car is for dorks.

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