2021 Lexus UX 250h

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2021 Lexus UX 250h
2021 Lexus UX 250h

Key specs

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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

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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 design 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


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.


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.


The design of the vehicle is excellent.

LEXUS 2021 UX 250h - It is very fuel efficient. I am very happy with the vehicles. The vehicle is good, well designed, pretty comfortable and is very responsive.

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New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
72 months/unlimited distance
72 months/70,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
12 months/10,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance

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