2023 Lexus UX 250h Self-Charging Hybrid Review


The forthcoming 2023 Lexus UX 250h is a compact premium crossover SUV that will be powered by a new hybrid system. This model employs a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and two electric motors delivering combined 181 horsepower to all four wheels via standard AWD.

Like the other Lexus-badged vehicle, the forthcoming UX 250h looks modern and very luxurious. On top of that, this SUV is filled with standard features including a 7-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, four USB ports, synthetic leather upholstery, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. You can basically get all this for only $37,000 for the base model. However, upgrading to F Sport and Luxury, the price will increase.

2023 Lexus UX 250h platform

2023 Lexus UX 250h Exterior

The 2023 Lexus UX 250h will arrive with a few changes compared to its predecessor. Released in 2019, the UX as a subcompact premium SUV looks still attractive. This model is available as the gasoline-only UX 200 and the gas-electric hybrid UX 250h.

In general, the design of this model will vary depending on trim level. For example, as a base model, the Lexus UX 250h dominates in the front with a large grille and very attractively shaped headlights. The F Sport trim is the best option if you’re looking for something special. This model comes with a firmer suspension, larger wheels and tires and revised exterior.

Luxurious and Modern Interior

The interior of the 2023 Lexus UX 250h looks very luxurious and modern. Lexus ensures that all passengers can enjoy supportive seats with posh materials. Unfortunately, the cargo area is pretty small. We managed to fit four carry-on suitcases back there, which is less than the rear of the BMW X1. The hybrid model also boasts a bunch of standard features.

Every UX features Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility, Wi-Fi hotspot, and four USB ports. You can also enhance this model with numerous options, including a larger 10.3-inch center screen, navigation, wireless charging, and an eight-speaker premium audio system. On top of that, the UX is also available with plenty of driver-assistance technology. It includes forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

2023 Lexus UX 250h interior

2023 Lexus UX 250h Engine Specs

Unlike the UX 200 that comes with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that produces 169 horsepower to the front wheels, the new 2023 Lexus UX 250h uses a hybrid system. This model employs the same 2.0-liter 4-cylinder but paired with two electric motors.

According to Lexus, this engine combined produces up 181 horsepower sending power to all four wheels via standard AWD. The fuel savings are nice, thanks to a start/stop function and some mapping.

2023 Lexus UX 250h rear

Is the 2023 Lexus UX 250h a Good Value? 

The answer is yes. The base Lexus UX200 has a starting price of around $35,000, while UX 250h is around $37,000 for the base model. Upgrading to F Sport and the price increases to approximately $39,000 for the (F Sport) or $42,000 for the (Luxury).

Compared to other models, this small luxury-badged crossover is much cheaper than many direct rivals from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Cadillac. As far as we know, the manufacturer will introduce this model later this year, while sales are expected to start soon after.

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