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Ten Essential Details Regarding the Lexus UX Hybrid


The cheapest Lexus is here to provide luxury at an affordable rate, and it even comes with a hybrid setup. Here's all you need to know about it.

2024 Lexus UX 250h
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Japanese automaker Lexus has been doing its best to meet the ever-increase demand among "environmentally conscious" customers. Thanks to a variety of successful hybrid models, Lexus now has plans for many more. Added to the list is the all-new 2024 Lexus UX 250h, which also happens to be the smallest Lexus of all. Lexus, the luxury vehicle department of Toyota, has manufactured the 2024 UX 250h with city dwellers in mind. It might not be the most spacious or comfortable rides out there for a family but is certainly worth the bucks for individual or couples looking for a daily commute. At one glance, this vehicle comes off as nothing more than a big hatchback, however, the company claims it to be a city SUV and truth be told, it certainly boasts enough features to be called so. The pint-sized hybrid SUV comes in FWD and AWD options. Here are 10 things that you might want to know about this vehicle.

10 Powered By The Fourth-Gen Lexus Hybrid Drive Powertrain

White 2024 Lexus UX 250h
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Thanks to the fourth-generation Lexus Hybrid Drive powertrain, the UX 250h packs 181 system horsepower under the hood. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and two electric motors provide the 2024 Lexus UX 250h with the required oomph to cruise through the city traffic and highways without causing any anxiety. The engine and the motor work in tandem to give this hybrid luxury crossover enough sportiness. Lexus claims the FWD UX 250h can go from 0 to 60 MPH within just 8.4 seconds. The same increases to 8.6 seconds for an AWD. The top track speed is said to be 110 MPH, which isn't bad after all for a daily-use luxury crossover.

Lexus UX Hybrid Performance Specifications

Engine

2.0-liter four-cylinder

Combined Horsepower

181 HP

Transmission

ECVT

0-60

8.4 - 8.6 seconds

Top Speed

110 MPH

9 Signature Lexus Exterior

White 2024 Lexus UX 250h
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Lexus isn't called a luxury brand for no reason. All of its vehicles boast a luxury appearance indeed and the UXh is no different. We begin with the iconic Lexus spindle grille that features a block-shaped mesh pattern that gradually changes shape of the central Lexus insignia. The headlamp design comprising LED DRLs that look like arrowheads complete the face of the UX 250h. The full-width rear lights are distinctive in the all-new UXh. The vehicle exudes sportiness, thanks to its aerodynamic design. The 18-in five-spoke alloy wheels (split-five-spoke in F SPORT trims) add to it. Furthermore, a flat underbody and a wing-styled spoiler at the rear end ensure quiet driving.

Exterior Dimensions

Length

177.0 inch

Width

72.4 inch

Height

60.6 inch

Wheelbase

103.9 inch

8 Based On A High-Strength Global Architecture Platform

2024 Lexus UX 250h
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Lexus has evidently emphasized quiet ride, comfort, and smooth handling agility. To ensure the same, it has built the UXh around the high-strength global architecture platform. This involves the use of high-tensile steel, high-strength adhesives, and laser screw welding. The highly rigid yet lightweight structure makes sure the SUV delivers sporty handling. The hood, side doors, and fenders are made using aluminum, resulting in a low center of gravity of 23.4 inches. This makes the UXh much more agile. The UX hybrid has been purposefully crafted for city driving and its 17.1-foot turning radius is a testament to the same. If these aren't enough, there are also five driving modes to choose from. However, it is a feature limited to the F SPORT HANDLING trim.

7 The Lexus UX 250h Boasts A Driver-Focused Interior

2024 Lexus UX 250h
Lexus 

Lexus has taken lessons from the interiors of the 2022 Lexus UX and the 2023 Lexus UX while designing the 2024 edition. The interior department has been massively revamped to add more luxury and sophistication. A standard seven-inch (eight-inch in the F SPORT HANDLING) touchscreen will be the first thing to catch your eye once inside this subcompact SUV. You can raise this to 12.3 inches with the optional package. The performance-inspired instrument cluster follows. The combo of touchscreen plus knob makes accessing the control easier. Fast-charging USB ports, a wireless charger, and a color head-up display are a few of the notable features inside the Lexus UX hybrid. The posh materials used inside certainly emanate class. You also get decent space, if not much, with this hybrid vehicle.

6 A Horde Of Technology And Convenience Features

2024 Lexus UXh FSPORT
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There is a big bunch of tech and convenience features awaiting the users of Lexus UX users. Some of the main features are listed below.

  • Drive Connect
  • Intelligent Assistant
  • Remote Connect
  • Safety Connect
  • Service Connect
  • Bluetooth® phone connectivity, with support for standard wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto
  • Wi-Fi Connect with 4G connectivity for up to five devices
  • Audio playback ability with HD Radio®
  • USB data and a SiriusXM® Platinum Plan 3-month trial subscription
  • Integrated Streaming feature for Apple Music® and Amazon Music

5 Safe Driving With Lexus Safety System+ 2.5

2024 Lexus UXh
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The UX Hybrid is equipped with the hallmark Lexus Safety System+ 2.5. This suite of features provides an array of driver-assistance features required to drive without having to worry about safety. It includes:

  • Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection
  • Low-light Pedestrian & Daytime Bicyclist Detection
  • Left Turn Vehicle Intersection Support
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Intelligent High Beams
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Tracing Assist and Road Sign Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor With Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Intuitive Parking Assist

Not to forget the 10 airbags that are standard across all trims.

4 Economy Good Enough To Rival The Competition

White 2024 Lexus UX 250h
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One of the biggest perks of owning a hybrid vehicle is getting enough performance without having to sacrifice fuel efficiency. Thankfully, the Lexus UX is a hybrid vehicle in its segment that offers decent MPG. The FWD versions of the Lexus UX hybrid across all trims deliver an estimated City/Highway/Combined MPG of 43/41/42. It comes down to 41 (City), 38 (Highway), and 39 (Combined) for the AWD. Considering the class of the Lexus vehicle, we really cannot complain. The UX 250h boasts better MPG than many of its rivals under the same price category.

Fuel Economy Comparison

MPG (City/Highway/Combined)

Lexus UX 250h

43/41/42

Kia Sorento Hybrid EX

35/39/37

Toyota Sienna Hybrid

36/36/36

Honda CR-V Hybrid

43/36/40

3 It Is The Cheapest Lexus Model

Ultrasonic Blue UX 250h F SPORT front 3/4
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Lexus isn't just a name synonymous with luxury but also expensive vehicles. However, with the 2024 UX 250h, Lexus has proven luxury need not come with a hefty price tag. Targeting city dwellers, Lexus has fairly priced this subcompact SUV. The cheapest UX 250 h is the standard trim FWD with a base MSRP of $36,490. The UX 250h F SPORT HANDLING finds itself on the other end of the spectrum with a base MSRP of $45,320 for the AWD variant. Check them out in detail below:

Price Comparison

TRIMS

FWD

AWD

UX 250h

$36,490

$37,890

UX 250h PREMIUM

$38,950

$40,350

UX 250h F SPORT DESIGN

$38,950

$40,350

UX 250h F SPORT HANDLING

$43,920

$45,320

2 The UX 250h Has F SPORT Trims For Added Sportiness

2024 Lexus UXh
Lexus

The UX 250h F SPORT HANDLING is the top model that possesses top features. The UX 250h F SPORT HANDLING takes the F Sport experience to an even higher level of refinement and luxury. It includes all the features of the UX 250h F SPORT DESIGN trim but adds additional premium elements. It boasts features like:

  • F SPORT bolstered front seats
  • Perforated leather-trimmed F SPORT steering wheel and shift knob
  • F SPORT interior details, including aluminum pedals and front aluminum door-sill scuff plates
  • Performance-inspired instrumentation with sliding bezel
  • Lexus Memory System for driver's seat and outside mirrors
  • Power-folding outside mirrors with auto tilt-down in reverse and driver's-side auto-dimming functionality
  • Lexus Interface* with 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen display. Includes a 3-year trial of Drive Connect* with Cloud Navigation, Intelligent Assistant (Hey Lexus), and Destination Assist
  • Active Sound Control
  • 8.0-in color multi-information display
  • Lexus 10-speaker Premium Sound System
  • Drive Mode Select with ECO, Normal, Sport S, Sport S+, and Custom drive modes
  • Paddle shifters

There are also many features common across both F SPORT Trims. Like:

  • F SPORT 18-in split-five-spoke alloy wheels with run-flat tires
  • F SPORT exterior styling, including unique front and rear bumpers, black roof, black roof rails
  • LED fog lamps and cornering lamps

1 Dearth Of Interior Space And Cargo Volume Is A Concern

White 2024 Lexus UX 250h
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All things considered, the Lexus UX 250h is a dream daily commute luxury vehicle crafted for the city roads. But, if there's one department where it shatters the expectation is the lack of space when it comes to rear passengers and cargo space. The front passengers get to enjoy a headroom of 37.2-inch, 42.0-inch legroom, 55.0 shoulder room, and 53.8-inch hip room as compared to the backseat passengers.

Interior Dimensions

UX 250h / Premium / F SPORT DESIGN

F SPORT HANDLING

Headroom (front/rear)

37.2 / 36.3 inches

35.0 / 36.3 inches

Legroom (front/rear)

42.0 / 33.1 inches

42.0 / 33.1 inches

Shoulder room (front/rear)

55.0 / 52.9 inches

55.0 / 52.9 inches

Hip room (front/rear)

53.8 / 52.3 inches

53.8 / 52.3 inches

Cargo Space (front/rear)

17.1 cubic-feet

17.1 cubic-feet

The above-listed numbers are if you do not opt for a moon roof. If you do, you might have to sacrifice a bit more on the front passenger headroom.

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