Lexus UX 300e AWD Sports Luxury 2022 Review

We drive the Lexus UX 300e on a road test review

Lexus UX 300e – Lexus UX comes in choice of either petrol, hybrid petrol or electric variants. Today we are chatting about the fully electric version version.

Lexus UX 300e front The Lexus UX is a stylish compact urban based SUV that has the full array of safety features. Inside it is typically Lexus, which means luxurious and well laid out. Its comfortable more for two people but that’s probably the typical number anyway.

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Lexus UX 300e interior

Fit and finish is excellent and heated seats are comfortable. The driver instruments and central screen easy to read but I’m not a fan of the mouse style touch pad, for the controls for the central screen.

Recharging the  is simple and relatively quick, but as with all EVs you need a garage or somewhere undercover overnight and that’s a problem for a lot of people.

One thing I noticed was at full charge the range was only 250km or so and while my daily drive is around 50-80km and well covered, a weekend trip requires a bit of planning.

Priced from around $81,000 plus the usual costs its expensive when you consider that the Hybrid is some $21,000 cheaper along with excellent economy. It’s a high price to pay for a fully electric car.

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Lexus UX 300e interior

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Quality build
  • Nice to drive
  • Quiet and smooth

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Lexus UX 300e charging

Model   

Lexus UX 300e EV 

Model Price $81,000 *MLP
Engine Electric
Drivetrain FWD 1 Speed reduction gear
Power 150 kW
Torque 300 Nm
0-100kmh / Top speed 7.1 secs / TBC
Safety 5 Star ANCAP (tested 2019)
CO2 Emissions Zero driving emissions
Battery AH/ Volts / Range 53.4 / TBA / 250km + (360km claimed by Lexus)
Servicing  12 months/15,000km Capped Price for around $1500 3 yr free Chargefox access
Warranty 5 yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges).

Lexus UX 300e interior

Overall Rating    

79/100

Behind the Wheel 8
Comfort 9
Equipment 8
Performance / Range 7
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 8
Fit for Purpose 8
Design / Style 8
Technology / connectivity 8
Value for Money 7

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Lexus UX 300e front

Some more UX 300e thoughts

  • Comfort is a feature in sitting and driving
  • Quiet and smooth around town
  • Its quick to charge overnight and the three year free Chargefox subscription is appreciated
  • With a range of an indicated 250km its not ideal for weekends away, but ideal for daily around town driving
  • Pleasantly responsive to accelerator inputs when underway and overtaking is easy
  • Its packed with little luxuries I like
  • I like the ‘roll on’ driving style with selectable regenerative braking
  • I’m not an advocate of the ‘one pedal’ driving style and a milder regenerative braking suits my driving style
  • Rear seats are cramped (as are most in this class of car)
  • As many EVs are moving to a specific platform using an ICE platform limits functionality
  • Having mentioned I’m not a fan of the mouse like pad I will mention it again
  • Appreciation of looks and style is subjective, but I like it and it looks better in the flesh than in photos
  • Boot space is ok and practical with the lip and tie down points
  • Being part of the Lexus Encore program with loan vehicles will ameliorate the range anxiety for weekends away.
  • Setting aside the range issue, I actually really enjoyed driving the UX 300e

Lexus UX 300e rear

  • 7.9/10
    Overall UX 300e Rating - 7.9/10
7.9/10

Summary

Lexus UX 300e – Lexus UX comes in choice of either petrol, hybrid petrol or electric variants. Today we are chatting about the fully electric version version.

Priced from around $81,000 plus the usual costs its expensive when you consider that the Hybrid is some $21,000 cheaper along with excellent economy. It’s a high price to pay for a fully electric car.

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Brianna has been driving a different car every week since she got her learners permit. Now writing and doing videos for us she is also qualified in the Hospitality, Beauty and Child Care industries but still finds time to be our resident gourmet chef. She provides the most magnificent meals when the mood takes her. Her camp oven damper made at Ute weekends and camping trips has to be tasted to be believed. In addition to that, she has a particular affinity with off road driving and has been driving since she was 9 years on the same farm as Rob learned to drive on. Unusually for one so young she is exceptionally competent with off road driving, keeping up with drivers that many more years experience. Brianna is currently compiling her own bush cook book along with her other business interests.