The Lexus UX 250h is the first model of the Nobel subsidiary based on the new GA-C (TNGA) architecture. Also supplied in the form of the UX 250h is the commendable hybrid drive, which Lexus has apparently improved a little. More about this in our video driving report.
Video driving report Lexus UX 250h
Lexus UX 250h scores with a quiet cabin
Under the bonnet of the crossover, the 2.0-liter hybrid drive with a system output of 184 hp works. The combination of a naturally aspirated engine with 152 hp (112 kW) and a synchronous motor with 80 kW (109 hp) allows the UX to cover most of the urban kilometers largely electrically. The crossover can score points in the city with a consumption of less than four liters. With just under six liters, it is still acceptable on the autobahn. Compared to a supposedly identical Toyota model, the Lexus UX 250h is, above all, quieter in the cabin and quieter thanks to what appears to be more insulation.
The crux of the matter: the loading edge of 820 millimeters
In the interior, typical Lexus, there is a flawless workmanship, which you would otherwise look for rather than find in this segment. The operation of the infotainment is a bit difficult at the beginning, but you get used to the touch control via the “mouse pad”. A major shortcoming of the UX is not so much the operation, not the trunk volume of 320 liters, but the loading sill. At 820 millimeters you have to lift your luggage incomprehensibly. Hardly a problem for the test period of two weeks, but in the long term this would be an absolute no-go when making a purchase decision. Inevitably, Lexus has to somehow improve this with a far-reaching facelift.
UX scores with comfort, especially in the city
The crossover does well in the city, especially because of its smooth running and low fuel consumption. But with the latest hybrid system, you no longer have to fear long tours. Last but not least, you have comfortable upholstered seats, which make long journeys just as pleasant.
Text: Fabian Meßner