2020 Lexus UX F Sport Radio Review

2020 Lexus UX 250 h AWD F Sport 10 exterior side

Lexus joined the seemingly insatiable push for small SUVs with the release of the Lexus UX in 2019.

Can the Lexus brand offering translate to a small SUV? With the Urban Crossover UX F Sport. Rob Fraser takes the AWD Hybrid for a drive to see where it fits in.

Lexus UX is designed purely as an urban runabout. A gateway product offering to introduce buyers to the brand and for those that want to downsize yet retain brand loyalty.

Built on the same global platform as the new Toyota C-HR, the UX has an edgy design, is absolutely packed with clever features and technology has a five start ANCAP safety rating and boasts a new 2.0L Hybrid engine mated to a CVT and an electronic AWD system.

However Lexus persists with the mouse scratch pad that is a little annoying and while it has spritely performance and handling, it seems a little devoid of personality.

At around $61,000 plus the usual costs it definitely is at the pricey end of the segment, but they will sell a lot of these.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.