Lexus UX250h AWD Sports Luxury 2022 Review

We drove the Lexus UX 250H on a road test review

Lexus UX250h – Lexus UX comes in choice of either petrol, hybrid petrol or electric variants. Today we are chatting about the UX250h petrol hybrid version.

Lexus UX 250h front qtr 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. UX is comfortable more for two people as the rears seats are tight, but that’s probably the typical number anyway.


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.

Lexus ux 250h interior

The UX 250h comes with a 2.0-litre 131kW UX 250h regular hybrid petrol engine that drive through an AWD drivetrain and a CVT.

This provides enough driving zip for around town and will cruise easily on the freeway. Economy is excellent and we used around 5.0L/100k on our week long test. The UX was quiet and smooth to drive and is ideal as a city runabout and weekend getaway car.

Hybrid cars are often a better choice for buyers that want better economy without any range anxiety. Lexus and Toyota do hybrids as good as anyone in the market.

Priced from around $64,100 plus the usual costs it’s relatively well priced especially against the all-electric version.

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Lexus UX 250h front profile

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What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Excellent economy
  • Fit and finish
  • Can dial in drive characteristics

Lexus UX 250h front bonnet

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Lexus UX250h AWD Sports Luxury

Model Price $64,100 *MLP
Engine 2.0L 4 Cylinder Petrol Hybrid Electric
Drivetrain AWD 1 Speed CVT
Power 107kW @ 6000rpm
Torque 188Nm @ 4400-5200rpm
Fuel Economy ADR 4.7L/100K – 5.5L/100K on test
0-100kmh / Top speed TBC / TBC
Safety 5 Star ANCAP (tested Nov 2018)
CO2 Emissions 107g/km
Battery AH/ Volts / Range N/A
Servicing Capped Price –  12 months/15,000km
Warranty 5yr/ 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 UX250h dash

Overall Rating    


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

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Lexus UX 250h rear

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Lexus UX 250h comes in two models the F Sport and Sport Luxury

  Lexus UX Model walk through

1 – UX 200 FWD 2 – UX 250h FWD 3 – UX 250h AWD
Sports Luxury
F Sport

Standard Features


  • 2.0-litre petrol engine
    • UX 200: 126 kW, 205Nm
    • UX 250h: 131kW combined power
  • 750kg towing capacity (UX 200 only)
  • Front performance rod
  • 3 drive modes (Eco, Normal & Sport)
  • Euro 6 emission compliance


  • 18-inch alloy wheels with 225/50 RF18 tyres
  • Temporary spare tyre
  • Acoustic windscreen glass
  • UV-cut front side glass
  • Roof rails
  • Bi-LED headlamp with auto levelling
  • LED fog lamps
  • LED rear lamps
  • Tailgate wiper
  • Heated, power exterior mirrors with light
  • Paint colours: Sonic Quartz, Mercury Grey, Premium Silver, Titanium, Onyx, Graphite Black, Caliente, Khaki Metal, Celestial Blue


  • Leather-accented steering wheel, shift lever
  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Electro-chromatic interior mirror
  • NuLux® seat trim
  • 8-way power-adjustable, heated front seats
  • Steering-wheel switches: driver support, display, audio, telephone
  • Trim/Ornamentation: Rich Cream/Brown, White Ash/Black, Black/Black, Ochre/Black. SL only: Zephyr Blue/Cobalt.

Multimedia & Comfort/Convenience

  • Latest Lexus multimedia system
    • Lexus Connected services
    • 12.3-inch display screen
    • Satellite navigation with SUNA Live Traffic
    • Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity
    • 10-speaker audio
    • AM, FM, DAB digital radio
    • CD/DVD player
    • Accessory charge points (1 x 12V, 2 x rear USB)
    • Audio jacks: 2 x front USB, 1 x AUX
    • Micro SD audio files playback
    • Bluetooth (phone and music)
    • Voice recognition
  • Keyless smart entry and start
  • Air-conditioning
  • Lexus Climate Concierge
  • 7-inch thin-film transistor multi-information display
  • Analogue GPS clock
  • Illuminated entry

Safety, driver assist and security

  • Lexus Safety Sense+ including:
    • Pre-collision system with pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection
    • All-speed radar active cruise control
    • Lane Tracing Assist
    • Traffic-sign recognition
    • Automatic high beam
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Reversing camera
  • Parking support alert
    • Clearance sonar
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
    • Rear Camera Detection
  • 8 airbags: driver, front passenger (dual), driver’s knee, side, cushion & curtain side.
  • Anti-theft system with siren, intrusion and glass sensors
  • Parking sensors
  • Tyre inflation warning
  • Vehicle speed-limit warning

UX250h Sports Luxury Highlights

  • Available E-Four electric AWD system
  • 18-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels, dark grey metallic coating and machine finish
  • 225/50RF18 95V Dunlop run-flat tyres
  • Acoustic front side glass
  • Leather-accented seats
    • Above three items are exclusive to Sports Luxury
  • Ventilated front seats
  • 13-speaker Mark Levinson audio (Sports Luxury and F Sport with EP2)
  • High-grade 3-beam LED headlamps with separate LED high beam and dynamic auto levelling
  • Adaptive high beam
  • Front indicators with 20 sequentially lit LEDs
  • Panoramic view monitor (Sports Luxury and F Sport with EP2)
  • Exterior mirrors: electro-chromatic, reverse-linked tilt, memory
  • High-grade interior stitching, garnish and finish

SPORTS LUXURY – Enhancement Pack 1

Adds the following features:

  • Moonroof
  • Head-up display (260 x 97.5mm)
  • Smart key card

Lexus UX250h Boot area

UX250h F Sport Highlights

Adds the following features compared with Sports Luxury:

  • Adaptive variable suspension
  • 5 drive modes (Eco, Normal, Sport, Sport+, Custom)
  • Rear performance damper
  • Active sound control
  • F Sport front and rear bumper, grille, badge, 18-inch alloy wheels with dark coated flange spoke design
  • 225/50RF18 95V Dunlop run-flat tyres
  • F Sport seats, shift lever, steering wheel, pedals
  • Paddle shifters
  • 8-inch thin-film transistor multi-information display
  • Exclusive paint colours: White Nova, Carnelian, Cobalt Mica
  • Exclusive interior trim colours: F Sport White, F Sport Black, F Sport Flare Red. All with Black ornamentation.

F SPORT – Enhancement Pack 1

Adds the following feature to F Sport:

  • Moonroof

F SPORT – Enhancement Pack 2

Adds the following features to F Sport:

  • Moonroof
  • 13-speaker Mark Levinson audio
  • Head-up display (260 x 97.5mm)
  • Panoramic view monitor
  • Smart key card
  • 7.9/10
    Overall Rating - 7.9/10


Lexus UX250h – Lexus UX comes in choice of either petrol, hybrid petrol or electric variants. Today we are chatting about the UX250h petrol hybrid version.

Priced from around $64,100 plus the usual costs it’s relatively well priced especially against the all-electric version.

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