The Lexus UX range is available in three trim levels, each with a choice of two engine options. In total, that's six distinct models. The 200 models are powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter gas engine mated to a CVT transmission. It sends the power to the front wheels only. The 250h models add an electric motor to the rear axle, enabling all-wheel-drive. They use the same CVT transmission. The specification levels are the same across both models.
The base model comes with LED headlights and daytime running lights, keyless entry and push-button start, dual-zone climate control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a seven-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa.
The F Sport Model adds 18-inch five-spoke alloys, a sportier suspension setup, LED fog lights and cornering lights, color-coded overfenders, bucket seats, paddle shifters on the steering wheel, and a performance-inspired digital instrument cluster.
The top-spec Luxury has Washi interior trim, rain-sensing wipers, heated and ventilated seats, a hands-free liftgate, and a power sunroof, among other features.
The base price of the Lexus UX 200 is $33,000. The 200 UX F Sport goes for $35,340, while the Luxury model will cost you $38,040. On the hybrid side, the 250h AWD has an MSRP of $35,200, followed by the 250h F Sport AWD costing $37,540. The top-spec 250h Luxury AWD comes in at $40,240. These prices exclude the delivery, processing, and handling fee of $1,075.
The base trim has one package, as well as a few standalone options. The Premium Package retails for $1,515 and adds Washi interior trim, rain-sensing wipers, a power tilt-and-slide moonroof, color-coded overfenders, as well as heated and ventilated front seats.
The F Sport trim can be ordered with a $975 Premium Package, or a $2,390 Luxury Package. The former adds rain-sensing wipers, a power moonroof, and heated front seats. The latter adds a memory function for the driver's seat, a power liftgate with gesture control, heated and ventilated front seats, and side mirrors that dim automatically and tilt down when you reverse.
The Luxury has no optional packages, as it already includes most of the above. There are several standalone features that can also be added to the other models. These are auto-leveling triple-beam adaptive LED headlights with washers, fog lights, and cornering lights for $1,660, a color head-up display for $500, a wireless charger for $75, and a heated steering wheel for $150.
The UX 250h F Sport is the sweet spot in the range. The hybrid powertrain is well worth the additional $2,200. It's a tiny bit faster, way more frugal, and comes with the added benefit of all-wheel-drive. The reason we'd have the F Sport over the base 250h is the bolder exterior, as well as the few other additions. We'd also add the Luxury Package, which requires you to add the 10.3-inch split-screen multimedia display with navigation. The result is a $43,205 compact crossover (including delivery), which seems like a steep price. But try to add some of the standard features this car has to its German rivals and see how quickly you get to $50,000.