After the initial release, the 2020 Lexus UX will bring the first updates to the smallest SUV by this brand. Definitely, there is a room for improvements. A 2.0-liter engine could get the reinforcement with more power. Also, the all-wheel drive could become available for the standard model. The good thing is that hybrid engine is there, so buyers can pick this fuel- and environment-friendly unit.
Now, with UX, Lexus has the complete crossover / SUV segment. Subcompact model is what they needed. As everyone expected, the model got the hybrid drivetrain. As other stablemates, the 2020 Lexus UX will come with an appealing look and comfortable and elegant cabin. Also, the new models are as versatile as a bigger RX crossover SUV, for example. There are standard, Luxury version, F Sport, and hybrid.
2020 Lexus UX Specs
Under the hood of the 2020 Lexus UX will be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It is capable to create 170 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. Although it is a subcompact crossover, we found this energy insufficient to compete with other vehicles in the same class. Until the new unit is there, the UX will continue to use this four-pot mill in combination with CVT. Well, Lexus could also add a manual transmission for its smallest crossover. Fuel economy is an advantage. Lexus UX will return 38 mpg on highway and 30 mpg in urban areas.
2020 Lexus UX 250h Hybrid
A hybrid version will appear as 2020 Lexus UX 250h. It pairs a 2.0-liter engine with a 24-kW battery. This configuration is ready to deliver 181 hp. The hybrid is giving its best in a city drive. There, the engine raises its efficiency to 41 mpg. On the highway, hybrid returns the same 38 mpg as the standard setup.
2020 Lexus UX Luxury, F Sport
For the 2020 Lexus UX Luxury model, the company prepared many additional features. Well, the base model brings cool equipment, but things such as power rear tailgate and blind spot monitoring are only available with Luxury trim. Also, the cabin is quiet thanks to the acoustic glass.
On the other hand, for the F Sport model, everything is larger. This version will add 18-inch wheels and 8-inch infotainment screen. The sportier suspension will improve drive impression, although the 2020 Lexus UX F Sport doesn’t get any power improvement. Navigation, 10-inch display, and premium audio system with eight speakers are optional. Apple CarPlay is standard, and the UX is not compatible with Android Auto.
2020 Lexus UX Price
The luxury has its price. The 2020 Lexus UX is the best example. You can buy the much more powerful vehicle at the cost of this premium crossover. But, you are not getting all the things from Toyota’s premium brand. The base subcompact crossover costs $32,000. The luxury package adds $5,000. Hybrid and F Sport upgrades will cost you an additional $2,000, combined – $4,000. Top of the class model is 2020 Lexus UX 250h Luxury hybrid, with the price just under $40k.
The competition for the UX will be Volvo XC40, Infiniti QX30, BMW X1, and the brand-new Audi Q2. The 2020 Lexus UX belongs to the most luxurious vehicles, together with Mercedes GLA-Class.