A safety review of the Lexus UX range saw it earn an overall rating of five stars from the NHTSA. It's worth mentioning that it only received four out of five stars in the frontal crash subcategory. The IIHS named the 2021 UX a Top Safety Pick. The IIHS did not test the hybrid separately, but since the two models are almost identical, it will likely hold up just as well in a crash.
The traditional safety kit includes ten airbags, a rearview camera, ABS, stability and traction control, as well as a rigid body with multiple crumple zones. Unlike so many other manufacturers who expect you to pay extra for advanced driver assistance systems, Lexus includes its Safety System 2.0 as standard. This comprises frontal-collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, road-sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and intelligent high-beam assist.
|Lexus UX Trims||UX 200||UX 250h||UX 200 F SPORT||UX 250h F SPORT||UX 200 Luxury||UX 250h Luxury|
|Rear Parking Aid||O||O||O||O||O||O|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||S||S||S|
The very first Lexus, the LS 400 sedan, is well-known for its solid reliability. One famously got to a million miles simply by following the basic service schedule (and replacing a few parts along the way). Lexus cars tend to be extremely reliable, no doubt because of their Toyota roots and the UX has remained remarkably recall free, except for one slight niggle on the 250h in 2019. The 2020 and 2021 models were recall-free, as well as the 2022 models so far, at the time of writing.
Last year, the UX scored 81 our of 100 overall in the J.D. Power survey, with 80 for quality and reliability. The UX comes as standard with a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, a six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty, and a one-year/10,000-mile maintenance plan. The hybrid components are covered for eight years/100,000 miles.