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2022 Lexus UX

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3.2 (Good)

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2022 UX 200 Base 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $33,450
2022 UX 250h Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $35,750
2022 UX 200 F SPORT 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $35,790
2022 UX 250h F SPORT 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $38,090
2022 UX 200 Luxury 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $38,490
2022 UX 250h Luxury 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $40,790

Overview

What's New

The 2022 Lexus UX carries into 2022 with few changes beyond a few new exterior and interior colors. As before, the UX is available as either a gas-powered subcompact SUV or a gas-electric hybrid vehicle.

Choosing Your Lexus UX

The 2022 Lexus UX is available in three trims; base, F Sport, and Luxury. Prices range from $34,075 to $39,115. The UX 250h is offered in the same trims and is $2,200 more.

Engine Choices

All UX trims are fitted with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine while the UX 250h AWD adds a 24 kW Ni-MH battery pack and two motors for more power, efficiency, and all-wheel drive. The gasoline engine-only UX 200 develops 169 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque which is routed through the front wheels.

The hybrid powertrain features a combined rating of 181 horsepower while one of its two motors drives the rear axle at speeds up to 43 miles per hour, at which point it becomes front-wheel-drive only. Both units use a continuously-variable transmission.

The UX 200 earns an EPA-estimated 29 miles per gallon city, 37 mpg highway, and 32 combined rating, and the hybrid scores 41, 38, and 39 mpg combined.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The UX is just 177 inches long, rides on a 104-inch wheelbase, and sits 72.4 inches wide. It’s about the same size on the outside as the Audi Q3, BMW X2, and Volvo XC40 but inside, its 33.1 inches of legroom and 36.3 inches of headroom for the rear passengers is significantly less than its competitors, as is its 17.2 cubic feet of space behind the second row. Those looking for wins for the Lexus will point to its 34.2-foot turning circle, which is best in class.

The UX is not recommended for towing.

Lexus UX

Safety Features

The 2022 UX is equipped with Lexus’ Safety System 2.0+ that includes automatic emergency braking with low-light pedestrian detection and daytime bicyclist detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, lane centering, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and road sign recognition.

Parking assist with automatic low-speed braking is available for $565 on all trims.

Lexus’ small crossover earns IIHS’ 2021 Top Safety Pick award but only the pricey triple-beam headlights earn a Good rating. The standard headlights are rated Poor. The UX earns a five-star overall rating score from NHTSA.

Connectivity

All trims feature an infotainment system with a 7.0-inch display with a remote touchpad and Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and SiriusXM compatibility. Lexus’ remote services and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot are also included while four USB ports (two for the rear passengers) and a 12V power outlet are on board for charging duties. A wireless phone charger is available as a $75 option across the lineup.

A 10.3-inch infotainment display with navigation is available within a package that also brings an eight-speaker (up from six) premium sound system and a host of other convenience features.

Lexus UX

UX 200/ UX 250h - MSRP From $34,075

The entry-level Lexus crossover is well equipped with 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, daytime running lights, and taillights that run the width of the UX, heated mirrors, aluminum roof rails, and proximity entry. The interior lists synthetic leather seats with eight-way power-adjustable front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a seven-inch digital gauge cluster, and dual-zone climate control among its notable standard features. The Hybrid trim is equally equipped but is distinguished by its blue exterior Lexus badging.

The Premium Package is offered for $1,515 and includes heated and ventilated seats, a uniquely-Japanese Washi fabric design on the upper dash panel, a moonroof, color-keyed over-fenders, and rain-sensing wipers.

There are several stand-alone options available such as a $600 hands-free power tailgate, a $1,100 moonroof, a $500 head-up display, and a $100 heated windshield wiper-park area which all seem very reasonably priced.

Other features, however, require the selection of the Premium Package first, such as the $2,200 navigation/ larger touchscreen package that also includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a power tilt/ telescope steering wheel, the $1,660 triple-beam package with its compact but powerful LED headlights, adaptive front lighting, fog lights, and cornering lights, and a $150 heated steering wheel that mandates the selection of a $325 auto-dimming rearview mirror.

UX 200/ UX 250h F Sport - MSRP From $36,415

The F Sport gives the UX a sportier attitude with differently-styled 18-inch wheels, a unique front grille and front and rear bumpers, LED fog lights and cornering lights, color-keyed fender flares, and an F Sport-tuned suspension underneath. Inside, the steering wheel is wrapped in perforated leather and features paddle shifters, the front seats gain additional bolstering, the pedals and door sill plates are aluminum, the gauge cluster grows to eight inches and features a sliding physical bezel, the dash, steering wheel, and shifter gain red stitching, and the active sound control system pumps in more engine sound to enhance the experience.

The Premium Package is less expensive ($975) as the color-keyed fenders are already included but, otherwise, adds the same features. The Luxury Package is available for $2,390 (although it requires the addition of the navigation system) and it includes heated and ventilated seats with driver’s position memory, power-folding mirrors with driver’s side auto-dimming, and a hands-free tailgate.

UX 200/ UX 250h Luxury - MSRP From $39,115

The Luxury trim returns to the base trim’s styling but includes the Premium and Luxury packages and the upgraded infotainment, while uniquely featuring LED-illuminated air-vent knobs and acoustic front side glass.

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The UX 250h with the Premium Package, triple-beam headlights, and the upgraded infotainment add the power, efficiency, safety, and comfort worthy of a compact luxury crossover.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Bold exterior design
  • Upscale interior
  • Impressive fuel economy with hybrid
  • Packed with safety
Cons
  • Unintuitive infotainment system
  • Not exactly spacious
  • Could use more power
  • Engines lack refinement
Expert Rating
3.2 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Distinct Look. The majority of German luxury vehicles in the subcompact class wear high-end designs that aren’t too bold or flashy. The 2022 Lexus UX doesn’t. Instead of playing it safe, the UX goes big and bold. Some people may think it’s too bold striking, but in a class that’s dull, we think it’s a good thing. The design helps the UX stand out as a small luxury SUV.

While the UX’s exterior design makes an immediate impression, whether good or bad, the cabin is far more conventional and oozes class. Posh materials, an upscale design, and an attractive layout ensure passengers will know that they’re in a luxury vehicle. Lexus has found a way to incorporate a few of its standard touches into the UX, including an analog clock and a drive mode selector that’s integrated into the instrument cluster.

Sips Fuel. Lexus offers the UX and UX 250h with fuel-efficient engines. Both UX models utilize a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). In the regular UX 200, the engine produces 169 horsepower and is rated to get up to 32 mpg combined. The UX 200 has some of the best fuel economy figures in the subcompact class.

For even better fuel economy, there’s the UX 250h. It adds two electric motors to the four-cylinder engine for a combined output of 181 hp. With FWD, this UX 250h can get up to 42 mpg combined, while AWD brings that figure down to 39 mpg combined. These are excellent figures for the segment and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more efficient vehicle.

There’s no denying that the UX gets excellent fuel economy, but it lacks power. Both powertrains feel sluggish on the highway, though the powertrains feel plenty powerful enough for urban use. Still, a zero-to-60 mph time of 8.9 seconds is tough to live with.

Outstanding Safety Tech. The UX may be a tiny SUV, but it’s packed with the latest safety features. Against competitors, especially ones that hail from Germany and don’t come with a lot of standard safety features, the UX’s list is impressive.

The subcompact SUV comes with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, traffic sign recognition, lane-keeping assist, pedestrian and cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control, and much more as standard. The few available safety features that are optional with the UX include parking sensors and hands-free park assist.

In crash tests, the UX earned great scores. The NHTSA gave the SUV a five-star overall safety rating, while it was named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS.

Lexus UX

Loathsome Infotainment System. With subcompact SUVs, you almost go into a purchase expecting the vehicle to not be roomy. It’s par for the course and it remains true for the UX. There’s a sufficient amount of space for four adults to sit reasonably comfortably for a short drive, but it’s not a place where you’d want to spend all day in.

Surprisingly, the UX Hybrid has more cargo space than the non-electrified model. The UX Hybrid has 21.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. The regular UX offers up to 17.1 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats. Both of these figures are below average for the subcompact segment.

While the small cabin is understandable and the lack of cargo space is easy to overlook, the UX has an infuriating infotainment system that’s difficult to use. Instead of a touchscreen, the UX’s display is controlled via a touchpad controller. It’s difficult to use, especially when driving, and makes it a chore to scroll through the menus. We’d prefer Lexus move to offer the UX with a touchscreen.

Final Thoughts. In the now packed subcompact class, the 2022 Lexus UX stands out for its design, fuel economy, and extensive list of standard safety features. For a lot of shoppers, those qualities will be enough to warrant a purchase.

The Volvo XC40 is our top choice for the class. It has spunky engines, an upscale design, similar safety features, more cargo space, and an infotainment system that’s easy to use compared to the UX.

The BMW X1 is one of the more enjoyable SUVs to drive, but it’s also one of the oldest. It comes with a 228-horsepower engine, perky handling, and a roomy cargo area.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 169 HP / 151 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 10-spd sequential shift control w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
29 / 37 / 33 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 169 HP / 151 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
29 / 37 / 33 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
12.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$47
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
90 Cu.ft. / 89 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
177.0 "
Exterior Width
72.4 "
Exterior Height
60.6 "
Front Headroom
37.2 " / 35.7 "
Rear Headroom
36.3 "
Front Legroom
42.1 "
Rear Legroom
33.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
52.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,307 Lbs.
Wheel Base
104 "
Turning Radius
17.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Nuluxe Leatherette
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
6 / 8
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt / Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Pre-collision System (pcs) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Alert (lda) With Steering Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Lane Tracing Assist (lta) Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Pre-collision System (pcs) W/pedestrian Detection Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Vehicle Sway Warning Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Automatic High Beam (ahb) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Intuitive Park Assist Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 10,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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