2022 Lexus UX Hybrid

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2022 Lexus UX Hybrid Review: Budget Lexus Doesn't Feel Cheap

The Lexus UX, hybrid or otherwise, took over the CT's job of being the gateway to Japanese luxury car ownership. To be frank, the CT was a horrible car with many flaws, so we're happy Lexus built a replacement for the subcompact from the ground up. The UX has everything going for it. It's a crossover, which already makes it relevant, but the hybrid powertrain adds another layer of the "want one" factor. To be honest, it needs all of these things to take on the established players like the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and Volvo XC40, most of which are new or heavily revised. The UX is still the only compact luxury crossover with a hybrid powertrain, but it will soon lose this unique selling point as its German and Swedish rivals launch new models in the USA. The hybrid powertrain is the most powerful available in the UX, offering 181 horsepower. Its combined fuel consumption figure of 39 mpg is exceptional as well.

2022 Lexus UX Hybrid Changes: ๐Ÿš™Whatโ€™s the Difference vs the 2021 Lexus UX Hybrid?

Lexus has left the 2022 UX as is, save for some tweaks to the interior and exterior colors. Nebula Gray Pearl has been deleted from the paint palette and two colors are added: Cloudburst Gray and Grecian Water - the latter restricting your interior color choices to Black, Birch, or Birch with Lapis. The normally black plastic overfenders can be ordered in body color on the base car and gets painted this way by default on the other trims.

Pros and Cons

  • Sublime interior
  • Excellent fuel efficiency
  • Lots of standard features
  • Decent safety and reliability rating
  • Premium interior hides its humble roots extremely well
  • The F Sport model looks cool
  • The infotainment system is clunky
  • Rear seats are tiny
  • F Sport isn't sporty

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2022 Lexus UX Hybrid Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
UX 250h
2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
All-Wheel Drive
$35,350
UX 250h F SPORT
2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
All-Wheel Drive
$37,690
UX 250h Luxury
2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
All-Wheel Drive
$40,390

UX Hybrid Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 177.0 in
  • Wheelbase 103.9 in
  • Height 60.6 in
  • Max Width 72.4 in
  • Front Width 61.0 in
  • Rear Width 61.0 in
  • Curb Weight 3,605.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Obsidian
  • Caviar
  • Grecian Water
  • Redline
  • Nori Green Pearl
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Cloudburst Gray
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Ultra White
  • Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0

UX Hybrid Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid
  • Transmission
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain
    AWD

UX Hybrid Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Front Leg Room 42.1 in
  • Front Head Room 37.2 in
  • Rear Leg Room 33.1 in
  • Rear Head Room 36.3 in

UX Hybrid Trunk and Cargo Space

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UX Hybrid Safety

Warranty

  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    6 Years \ 70,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    6 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Hybrid/Electric Components:
    8 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Maintenance:
    1 Years \ 10,000 Miles

Verdict: ๐ŸIs the 2022 Lexus UX Hybrid a Good SUV?

As an entry-level model, the Lexus UX is an exceptional vehicle, mainly because it doesn't feel entry-level at all. The interior quality is superb, and the exterior styling helps it stand out in a crowd. We reckon this is exactly what shoppers are looking for in this segment: the comfort, handling, and ride quality of a hatch, neatly wrapped up in a stylish crossover SUV body. On the downside, the hybrid engine only offers 181 hp. All of its competitors are faster, but for the moment, none of them can match the UX's stellar fuel economy. You have to ask yourself whether you want the best performance or economy. The standard AWD also makes the UX better suited to cold-weather states in the US. Some might not like that the UX isn't sporty at all, even though one of the trims has the word "sport" right there in the name. But we definitely dig the UX's well-balanced suspension setup, even though it errs on the side of comfort.

๐Ÿš˜What's the Price of the 2022 Lexus UX Hybrid SUV?

The base UX 250h has an MSRP of $35,200. F Sport trim adds $2,340 to the base price of the Lexus UX Hybrid, while the top-spec 250h Luxury will cost you $40,240. These prices exclude Lexus's destination charge of $1,075.

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