2020 Lexus UX 250h F Sport Performance Meshes Well With Hybrid Efficiency
A sports performance treatment on a modest vehicle always risks criticism for being underwhelming. With the new UX 250h F Sport Lexus ups the ante of small crossover popularity by bundling a hybrid drivetrain into the package.
Those who follow Grand Prix motorsports know that combination internal combustion and electric drive trains are very compatible, And despite a quiet ramp up, all electric Formula E Racing is coming into its own.
The basic equation of the Lexus UX is a very tidy but spaciously designed 5 passenger small crossover format, the palpable design and build quality of Toyota’s luxury division, the 21.7 cu ft cargo capacity of a hatchback and superior combined 40 MPG fuel efficiency stats.
The 2.0 L 4-cylinder gas engine and the hybrid electric combo pumps an ample181 horsepower, and the electric power provides limited all-wheel drive up to about 43 miles per hour, and powers this stylish, luxury and tech laden 3,600 lb ride to fulfill spirited if modest F Sport intentions.
The most salient exterior features of the UX is a slicked up variation of the now ubiquitous Lexus front grille with cat like headlights, bulging wheel wells with modest cladding and a tall stance on custom two tone 18 inch alloy wheels.
With a base price of $36,000 the Lexus UX is a smart value.