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2021 Lexus UX 250h

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$35,200

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

39
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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5

Seating capacity

177” x 60.6”

Dimensions

All-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Carlike handling
  • Front-seat comfort
  • Adults can fit in backseat
  • Supplemental armrest multimedia controls
  • Gas mileage, especially in hybrid

The bad:

  • Front headroom
  • Backseat legroom
  • Small cargo area
  • Touchpad-based multimedia interface
  • Driver’s B-pillar blocks over-shoulder views
  • Hybrid’s gas engine can be noisy

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Lexus UX 250h trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert now standard
  • Five-seat subcompact luxury SUV
  • Gas (UX 200) or hybrid (UX 250h) drivetrain
  • Front- (UX 200) or all-wheel drive (UX 250h)
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
  • 10.3-inch multimedia screen available

2021 Lexus UX 250h review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Lexus UX?

The Lexus UX is a five-seat subcompact luxury SUV offered in gas-only UX 200 and gas-electric hybrid UX 250h forms. The UX 200 comes with front-wheel drive, while the UX 250h has all-wheel drive. Competitors include the Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

What’s New on the 2021 Lexus UX?

Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert is now standard. 

What Features in the 2021 Lexus UX Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane departure warning with steering assist
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include: 

  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Foot-activated power liftgate
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Navigation with 10.3-inch screen
  • Wireless device charging
  • Head-up display
  • Rear automatic braking

Should I Buy the 2021 Lexus UX?

The UX’s standard safety features are a highlight, but this is a small SUV; getting five people aboard will be a squeeze. The cargo area is small, too. The two available drivetrains are in no way bristling with power, but both the UX 200 and the UX 250h have great EPA-estimated gas mileage. The frustrating touchpad-based multimedia interface may be a deal-breaker for some shoppers.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.9
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Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

Overall happy

I have had this car for 6 months now and overall I am happy with my purchase. I have not driven it in snow yet- my previous car was a Subaru crosstrek that did well in the snow, I got the AWD UX but it is lower to the ground so we’ll see how it does in comparison. The cup holder/controls situation is annoying. The cup holders are directly in front of the buttons so if you put a cup in there your moving it around to get to the control buttons- annoying. The remote start through the app is spotty for me. It at times takes multiple attempts to connect to get it to start- and not just when im in an area of bad service. The wireless charging which I thought would be useful is not. With CarPlay you have to have your phone plugged into the USB for it to connect. So there’s no point in using the wireless charging. Which also charges very slow. The interior is small and was an adjustment compared to previous cars because I feel the windshield visibility was lower. So far this hasn’t been a problem because there is so many safety features- blind spot, lane keep, cross traffic monitoring. Because of all these my insurance only went up by a few dollars a month when switching. I do not mind the track pad but a touchscreen would be a nice upgrade in the future, and I do agree that the analog clock on the dash is dumb. I did recently hit a trash can that knocked my mirror off. Due to all the special things the mirror had this is estimated nearly $1,000 to fix. Which I think is a lot for a mirror and something that could easily happen. Some models have auto retract mirrors- also would be a nice upgrade in the future. I will say I had a friend replace the mirror and when he disabled it to replace it I got a call from Lexus stating they were alerted there was an issue with my mirror. That kind of prompt service is nice. No spare tire as the car has run flats- I haven’t had any issue yet but we’ll see how annoying that is when the time comes. I do drive a lot but I feel they are frequently calling me saying I need to rotate the tires. I’m not sure if this is a run flat thing or a Lexus thing. But it’s just annoying to schedule every couple months.

5.0

Happy with my ux

Quick & fun to drive ! Good on gas ! With AWD I had no issues driving in winter. not having a spare is concerning . It comes with run flat tires . When I had a flat I had to wait to be towed Although I was able to drive to a safer location.

3.0

Controls and cup holders need re design

The cup holder placement makes it impossible to reach your phone on the charger or any of the comfort controls if you have a cup(s) in them. Bad design.

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Safety

Based on the 2021 Lexus UX 250h base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
14.0%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Lexus
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
72 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
72 months/70,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Maintenance
12 months/10,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
2 years/unlimited miles from your certified vehicle date of purchase.
Basic warranty terms
2 years/unlimited miles from your certified vehicle date of purchase. Coverage begins after completion of the 4-year/50,000 new vehicle Basic Warranty.
Dealer certification required
161-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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