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LEXUS UX HATCHBACK

250h 2.0 5dr CVT [Premium Plus]

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Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeHybrid
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency68.90mpg
Emissions
Emissions125.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed110mph

Driver Convenience

  • 4 driving modes EV/Eco/Normal/Sport
  • 7" Lexus media display
  • 7" TFT instrument cluster
  • Analogue clock with GPS function
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Compatible mobile phone bluetooth with audio streaming
  • E-call
  • Electric power steering (EPS) with speed sensitive
  • Lane change flasher function
  • Lexus link connected services
  • Lexus navigation system
  • Lexus safety systems + includes dynamic radar cruise control, pre collision system day and night, lane tracing assist, road sign assist
  • Parking assist sensors, 4 front and 4 rear
  • Push button start
  • Remote touch interface
  • Reversing camera with back guide lines
  • Trip computer

Entertainment

  • 2 front USB and 2 rear USB charging points
  • 6 speakers
  • AM/FM and DAB radio
  • AUX socket with VTR compatibility
  • CD player

Exterior Features

  • Acoustic windscreen
  • Aero stabilising arch mouldings
  • Aero stabilising rear lights
  • Aero ventilated wheels
  • Aluminium roof rails
  • Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Bi-LED (low and high beam) headlights with Auto High Beam (AHB)
  • Body adhesive, laser screw welding and laser brazed roof structure
  • Electric adjustable/heated door mirrors
  • Front and rear one touch power windows, with anti-jam protection
  • Headlight cleaners
  • Illuminated door handles with puddle light
  • LED cornering headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front and rear fog lights
  • LED tail lights
  • Power back door system
  • Privacy glass, rear doors and tailgate
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Rear wiper
  • Shark fin roof aerial
  • Single hidden exhaust pipe
  • Towing preparation

Interior Features

  • 12V accessory port centre console and luggage compartment
  • 2 cup holders in the centre console
  • 2 x folding shopping bag hooks in boot
  • 2 x sun visors with vanity mirror and lamp
  • 4 x tie down hooks in the boot
  • 5 headrests
  • 6 way driver and passenger manually adjustable front seats
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Card holder installed in driver and passengers sun visors
  • Centre armrest with storage
  • Driver and passenger door pocket
  • Dual zone electronic climate control + Nano-E humidity sensor
  • Glovebox
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather gear lever
  • Leather steering wheel
  • LED interior illumination
  • Map pockets in the rear of passenger's front seat
  • Rear air vents with 2 USB chargers
  • Rear armrest with 2 cupholders
  • Smooth leather upholstery
  • Storage tray under audio panel
  • Textile carpet mats
  • Tilt/reach adjustable steering column
  • Under deck storage
  • Under desk side storage

Safety

  • 2 x Isofix child rear seat restraints
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • BAS (Brake Assist System)
  • Driver and front passenger 2 stage airbag
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbag
  • Driver/front passenger side airbags
  • EBD - Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • ECB (Electronically Controlled Brake System)
  • Electric parking brake
  • Front adjustable seatbelt anchor points
  • Front and rear curtain shield airbags
  • Front outer seatbelt+pre-tensioners,force limiter+tension reduction: 3-point with active safety link to PCS
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Passenger airbag cut-off device
  • Rear outer seatbelt+pre-tensioners,force limiter+tension reduction: 3-point with active safety link to PCS,Centre belt w/o pre tensioner+force limiter
  • Secondary Collision Brake (SCB)
  • TRC (Traction Control)
  • Tyre pressure warning

Security

  • 2 x remote key fobs
  • Anti theft system : Alarm instruction sensor,glass breakage sensor and engine immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central door locking
  • Smart keyless entry
  • Speed sensitive auto door locking
  • Two motion door lock with double lock
  • VIN Window etching

Technical

  • Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM)
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Wheels

  • 18" alloy wheels with run flat tyres

Exterior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Trim

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    125
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    67
  • NOx
    0.0049
  • Particles
    0.0002
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    125
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    128
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    125
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    152
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max
    155
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min
    152
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    111
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max
    113
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min
    111
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    116
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max
    120
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min
    116
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    105
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max
    108
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min
    105

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1987
  • Compression Ratio
    14.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    80.5
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    97.6
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    68.9
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    6.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    6.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    6.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    4.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    4.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    5.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    5.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    4.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    4.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    4.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    51.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    49.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    51.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    42.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    41.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    42.1
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    57.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    56.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    57.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    55.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    53.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    55.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    61.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    58.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    61.4

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.0
  • Badge Power
    184
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    h
  • Coin Series
    [Premium Plus]
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    22E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    96
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    85
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    82
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    77
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    10000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    8.5
  • Engine Power - BHP
    184
  • Engine Power - KW
    135
  • Engine Power - RPM
    6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    140
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    19.4
  • Engine Torque - NM
    190
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    4400
  • Top Speed
    110

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    225/50 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear
    225/50 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare
    RUN FLAT TYRES
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1540
  • Length
    4495
  • Wheelbase
    2640
  • Width
    1840
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2080

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    43
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2110
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1231
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    438
  • Max. Loading Weight
    570
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    750
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1540
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.2

The Lexus UX has positioned Lexus optimally in the compact part of the mid-sized premium brand SUV sector. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the revised version

Background

The UX competes directly against cars like the Volvo XC40, the Jaguar E-PACE, the Audi Q3, the BMW X1 and the Mercedes GLA. The angular Lexus NX, which previously represented the company against rivals such as these, has been repositioned a little further up-market as an alternative to slightly larger medium-sized models (think Audi Q5s and BMW X3s). So, does the UX stand a chance against such an army of fiercely talented competitors? Well the looks are certainly a little different to what's on offer elsewhere in this sector - and so is the core powertrain, a non-Plug-in petrol/electric hybrid. There's also an alternative UX 300e battery full-electric version available if you want it. Lexus believes that over 80% of buyers will never have owned one of the company's products before. Will they like this one? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

A few engineering changes have enhanced the handling of this revised UX. Steering feel has been improved with a redesigned rigid joint between the top of the steering gearbox mount and the suspension member, plus shock absorber damping force has been re-tuned. The 'F Sport' model now gets standard Adaptive Variable Suspension too. Otherwise, things are as before, which means that all models get 250h badging and use the same 2.0-litre self-charging full-Hybrid petrol engine, with fourth generation Lexus Hybrid technology and 181bhp on tap. So you can't plug it in but you will get exemplary fuel returns, even though this unit has to be had mated to electronic continuously variable transmission CVT auto transmission. It's available both with front-wheel drive and with Lexus's E-Four AWD system. Performance is good enough to take the car to 62mph in about 8.5s en route to 110mph. Lexus says that particular efforts have been made to reduce any "rubber band" effect in the operation of the hybrid system and transmission, by optimising the level of electric motor assistance and engine rpm to generate a sense of linear acceleration without the engine running at high revs. You'll still feel this issue a little though if you stab your right foot down. Handling's better than you might expect thanks to the impressively stiff GA-C global architecture platform. This model's surprisingly light for a Hybrid too, thanks to weight-saving measures in the body construction, including the use of lightweight aluminium for the side doors, wings and bonnet, as well as a resin material for the back door. The alternative version of this model is the all-electric UX 300e. This derivative's 54.3kWh lithium-ion battery generates plenty of power - 204hp, with 300Nm of almost instantly available torque which spears you away from rest like a hot hatch. 62mph from rest occupies 7.5s but top speed is limited to 100mph and you can use steering wheel paddleshifters to alter the level of braking regeneration. Driving range is pretty limited though, rated at 196 miles.

Design and Build

Does this look like an SUV to you? For us, it's more of a family hatch than it is any kind of crossover - but maybe that's just the point. Lexus is trying to blur the boundaries here to make movement into this car from, say, a BMW 1 Series or an Audi A3 that much easier. From a stylistic point of view, the Japanese brand says that its aim with the UX wasn't to conform to the established, solid crossover look, but to achieve a strong and stylish silhouette that was more distinctive and dynamic. This design approach can be seen in the way the front and rear wings flare strongly outwards in relation to the car's basic form, which flows out from the lines of the spindle grille to envelop the cabin. At the front, the arrangement of the headlights and the spindle grille are incorporated into a deep, strong shape created by the hood and bumper to try and generate a sense of security. At the rear, a condensed styling treatment contrasts sharply with the flared wings to try and emphasise the UX's crossover qualifications. The UX measures 4,495mm long, 1,520mm high and 1,840mm wide and has a 2,640mm wheelbase. An 870mm couple distance ensures ample space for rear seat passengers in the surprisingly roomy cabin. The instrument panel has a low, unobtrusive design and the slim A-pillar mouldings have been shaped to improve visibility and give the kind of commanding outward view that is expected of a crossover. The key change made to this revised model lies with the adoption of Lexus' latest multimedia systems, which dispense with the previous much-criticised trackpad for control, using a touchscreen format instead; 8 or 12-inch monitors are fitted, size depending on chosen trim. All have sharper graphics, 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Adroid Auto' connectivity and "Hey Lexus" voice recognition, plus the larger display has built-in navigation. There's not a massive amount of rear seat room, but a couple of adults will be OK. Out back, the load area isn't huge - it's 791mm long - which means the front-driven version can take up to 320-litres loaded up to the tonneau cover; it's 283-litres with the E-FOUR variant and 367-litres with the UX 300e.

Market and Model

Both front and all-wheel drive versions of the UX 250h, are available and prices start at around £33,500 for the base UX model. An 'F Sport Design' grade has been added to the line-up, so you can have the look of sporty 'F Sport' trim at a lower price. As before, 'F-Sport' and top 'Takumi' variants complete the line-up. The base UX grade features a navigation system, dual-zone air conditioning, full-LED headlights, 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring and 17-inch alloys. All UX models get an improved Lexus Safety System+ package of camera-driven kit, which gains 'Intersection Turning Assist' and 'Curve Speed Reduction' as part of a wide range of features. Key features for the 'F Sport' include an 'F Sport'-themed sporty interior and exterior styling features, including 'F Sport' 18-inch alloy wheels and a front spindle grille, plus F Sport front seats with fabric and Tahara upholstery, pedals and steering wheel in the cabin. The specification also includes rear privacy glass, heated, power-adjustable front seats and a heated steering wheel. The Takumi, named in celebration of Lexus's skilled takumi craftsmen, offers smooth leather upholstery, integrated front seat ventilation, a bespoke Mark Levinson 13-speaker Premium Surround Sound system, a 10-inch multimedia display, a 360-degree camera, a driver's head-up display, a sunroof, a Blind Spot Monitor and a Rear Cross Traffic Alert with braking function system. Premium Pack and Premium Plus Pack options are available to add in more luxury. If you're interested in the all-electric UX 300e, prices start from just under £43,000 and there's a choice of standard, 'Premium Plus Pack' and 'Takumi Pack' variants.

Cost of Ownership

You might be approaching this UX wanting diesel-style returns from petrol power - and that's pretty much what you get. Let's look at the WLTP figures. Mated to front wheel drive, the Hybrid engine with the front-driven model delivers up to 53.3mpg on the combined cycle and up to 120g/km of CO2. For the E-FOUR AWD version, the figures are up to 47.1mpg and up to 136g/km. As you'd expect, to get the full benefit of the potential efficiency of this Lexus, you've got to do your part as a driver - and that means proactive use of the various modes and systems provided. You'll need to keep a very careful eye on the Hybrid system gauge that replaces the usual rev counter on the dash, making sure that the needle stays as often as possible in either of the blue 'Eco' or 'Charge' zones. Those in a frugal frame of mind will also want to keep an eye on the various graphical screens provided by the fascia's centre-dash colour monitor. Go to the 'Trip Information' part of its 'Vehicle' section and you'll find under 'Past Record' a screen that graphically shows your success - or otherwise - in terms of recently achieved frugality. Another option on this screen is the useful 'Energy Monitor', there to show at a glance at any time what's charging or being driven by what. The graphics for this are provided in simpler form as one of the selectable settings provided by the central instrument binnacle display screen. The alternative version of this car is the all-electric UX 300e, which has a WLTP driving range of 196 miles and can be recharged from a 7kW garage wallbox in 7 hours.

Summary

You might wonder whether the market really needs another posh little SUV like this Lexus UX, but we would contend that this segment wasn't really complete until this premium Japanese brand entered it. True to form, this Oriental maker is the only one of the established players in this class to offer the option of self-charging full-Hybrid power and that in itself will be enough to garner this UX plenty of sales in a market where plenty of buyers want an alternative to diesel. Obvious rivals offer Plug-in Hybrid technology - strangely lacking here, an oversight that might in future look somewhat short-sighted. If you really must plug in your UX, you'll have to choose all-electric UX 300e variant, but that's pricey and has restricted range. So the standard UX 250h is the version to choose and if you'd like one, a better comparison point would be with an ordinary Focus-style family hatch rather than with any kind of SUV: this car is a Lexus CT200h replacement in all but name. Think of it in those terms and it makes plenty of sense. As Lexus models tend to do.

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