Thursday, August 11, 2022

JeffCars.com’s Review: 2020 Lexus UX 250 Hybrid AWD

2020 Lexus UX 250h AWD  (Photo Credit: JeffCars.com)

Highlight: The UX is the most fuel-efficient luxury subcompact or compact crossover  available on the market without a plug-in application.

Vehicle’s MSRP: $44,190 (Base Model: $35,525)

Seating Capacity:  2 to 4 (the rear seat is a tight fit)

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; all-wheel drive; traction control; vehicle stability control system; a lane departure warning accident avoidance system; an emergency brake assist system; a tire pressure monitoring system; a traction control system; a rearview camera; a radar activated cruise control system; heated mirrors;  run flat tires; and a pre collision safety system

Standard Equipment: 18-inch wheels and tires;  a manual operated tilt/telescopic steering wheel; a keyless ignition system; a leather steering wheel; electric power steering; interior air filtration; a hands free entry system; a 7-inch infotainment screen; a heads up display system; power sunroof; a heated steering wheel; power front seats; leather-like seats; a folding center armrest; roof rack cross bars; a power rear tailgate with kick sensor; and Amazon Alexa integration

Review Vehicle With Luxury Package: a blind spot lane departure warning system; 8 speakers; 1 subwoofer; an automatic rearview mirror; a reverse tilt side view mirror with curb view; multi-level heated/cooled front seats; driver’s seat with mirror; and a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel

Optional Features On Test Vehicle: wireless charger; windshield deicer; a heads up display; triple beam headlamps with auto-leveling; LED foglights; cornering lamps; a parking assist system; rear cross traffic alert with braking; a heated steering wheel; carpeted cargo mat; key gloves; and a paint protection film

RELATED: JeffCars.com’s Review: The All-New Mercedes-Benz GLB250 (Wagon?)

Other Trim Level:

UX 200 (non hybrid)

F-Sport hybrid

Standard Audio On Test Vehicle: a 6-speaker AM/FM/HD with SiriusXM

Bluetooth Connectivity: Yes

USB Connectivity: Yes

Bumper to-Bumper Warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty: 6 years or 70,000 miles

Hybrid Warranty: 8 years or 100,000 miles

Standard Engine/Horsepower: 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder/181-hp

Recommended Fuel: Regular

Standard Fuel Mileage: 41-city/38-hwy

What’s New: After joining Lexus portfolio in 2019, the UX is basically a carryover for the 2020 model year. Android smartphones are finally compatible with Lexus vehicles infotainment system. Up until now, only iPhones were compatible with the Lexus brand.

To continue reading the review, click here.

Jeff Fortson
Jeff Fortson

About The Reviewer: Jeff Fortson is the host of SiriusXM’s only automotive show, Auto Trends with JeffCars.com.  The syndicated multicultural weekly 30-minute show, which airs on a number of FM dials too, includes one-on-one conversations with many of today’s pioneers and trendsetters. To find out how to tune in and for all of your car-buying needs, click here.

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