Flash Drive

2020 Lexus UX 250h

Model Tested: 2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport

The Ultrasonic Blue Mica is an extra cost color on the 2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport, but it’s well worth it.

Engine: 2.0-liter I-4 hybrid, 181 horsepower

Transmission: CVT automatic, all-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 41-mpg city, 38-mpg highway, 39-mpg combined

Base Price: $36,350

As Tested: $44,450


Strong fuel economy—our best was 43.1-mpg highway

EV mode for limited city use

Fun, relatively sporty handling with F Sport suspension tuning

The 2020 Lexus UX has crisp styling, but the low roof and slanted rear hatch do affect cargo capacity.

Very smooth highway ride

Good acceleration

Drive mode options: Sport, Normal, Eco

Comprehensive safety features


High quality interior materials and design

Roomy front seats at expense of rear seat room

Driver power lumbar

Power tilt/telescopic column

Medium thick, slightly contoured leather wheel

3 temperature heated and ventilated front seats

The 2020 Lexus UX 250h has strong Lexus styling cues from the front 3/4 view.

Very snug rear seat unless front seats are moved up

Good head and shoe room in back seat

Soft rear armrest with cupholders


Totally flat cargo deck

Low, sloping roofline affects cargo capacity

Split, folding read seats

Handy infotainment controls at front of center armrest

Power liftgate clears tall people

The dark wheel arch trim suggests an SUV, but although the UX 250h has AWD it isn’t really an off-road warrior.

Medium size console bin

Medium size front door bins

Limited glovebox space due to big owner’s manual

WOW Factors:

Hybrid models have AWD

Comfortable, quality interior

Ultrasonic Blue Mica paint well worth $595 extra cost

Very useful Head Up Display

Bonus storage space under cargo deck

Quality fit and finish

Handy hatchback

The 2020 Lexus UX 250h shines on the open road where it comfortably eats up the miles and very little gas.


No rear door bins

Steering wheel auxiliary controls not well marked

Bottom Line:

The 2020 Lexus UX 250h is a unique vehicle that straddles the line between compact SUV and luxury hybrid sedan/hatchback. On paper that seems odd, but in practice it’s a very enjoyable, versatile, semi-sporty, comfortable compact luxury vehicle that’s fun to drive with impressive fuel economy. It’s a great two-person vehicle with enough room for back seat kids or occasional adults. The Lexus UX 250h has style, comfort, luxury, practicality and all-weather driving confidence.