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Lexus UX Review, Interior, For Sale, Colours & Specs in Australia

The Lexus UX launched in 2018 as a small SUV that went big on luxury. With city-friendly size and the choice of a number of variants – all packed with lengthy standard equipment lists – it has been a hit for the Japanese luxury brand on a global scale.

Part of the appeal is the fact it comes with the choice of petrol or petrol-electric hybrid variants across the range. The desire for hybrid models across SUVs and cars of all shapes and sizes has been gathering momentum over the years, and Lexus has remained at the forefront.

It’s one of the brand’s most affordable vehicles, too, with the UX UX200 Luxury starting at $46,085, while the fully kitted-out UX UX300E Sports Luxury costs $87,665

Lexus UX Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Lexus UX varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $46,085 and going to $87,665 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2023 SUV 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $46,085 $87,665
2022 SUV 2.0L, ULP $41,030 $87,560
2021 SUV 2.0L, ULP $40,260 $85,800
2020 SUV 2.0L, ULP $39,050 $69,410
2019 SUV 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $36,080 $64,570
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Lexus UX Dimensions

The dimensions of the Lexus UX SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2023 SUV 1520x1840x4495 mm 160 mm
2022 SUV 1520x1840x4495 mm 160 mm
2021 SUV 1520x1840x4495 mm 160 mm
2020 SUV 1520x1840x4495 mm 160 mm
2019 SUV 1520x1840x4495 mm 160 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Lexus UX Dimensions

Lexus UX Interior

The Lexus UX is a compact five-door hatchback, with raised ride height and five seats. Though classed as a small SUV, it is more akin to a crossover due to that smallness. Consider it an alternative to a Mercedes-Benz GLA or Subaru Crosstrek.

Entry/egress up front is fairly straight forward, and as long as the rear occupants don’t mind, there is plenty of legroom if the front seats are slid back far enough. Headroom and shoulder space is also sufficient.

Stylish and beautifully presented, the UX’s dashboard is in keeping the Lexus’ luxury reputation, enhancing the premium ambience that the quality trim and materials offer.

For 2023, the revised UX is quieter inside, and brings in a two-inch larger centre touchscreen (now 12.3-inches) as well as a completely overhauled multimedia system. The fiddly old system has been turfed.

Ventilation is good, storage is excellent, and the driving position is first-class. Other than poor side/rear vision, there’s little to complain if you’re sat in the front of a UX.

Further back, rear-seat access is tight as a result of small door apertures. Longer-legged passengers may find leg/knee room to be very limited, and three larger folk may have discomfort being squeezed three-across.

On the other hand, Lexus has not skimped on the quality or ambience back there, while amenities like air vents, USB outlets, cupholders, overhead lighting, a map pocket and overhead grab handles are also present.

Overall, the UX should be viewed as a small and meticulously built and presented hatchback on stilts. The interior is worthy of the luxury badge.

Lexus UX Interior

Lexus UX Colours

The UX is offered in 12 exterior colours, being Sonic Quartz, Titanium, Sonic Chrome, Onyx, Graphite Black, Caliente, Khaki Metal, Celestial Blue and Sonic Iridium – the latter two only available on Luxury and Sports Luxury.

F Sport grades also offer Carnelian, White Nova and Cobalt Mica hues.

Seven interior colour schemes are available, with Black and White Ash on Luxury grades, and Rich Cream and Hazel on Sports Luxury. F Sport comes in a choice of Black, White or Flare Red.

  • Sonic Quartz
  • Titanium
  • Sonic Chrome
  • Onyx
  • Graphite Black
  • Caliente
  • Khaki Metal
  • Celestial Blue
  • Sonic Iridium
  • Carnelian
  • White Nova
  • Cobalt Mica
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Lexus UX Boot Space

The UX has a fairly small tailgate opening and a high loading lip, but once that is overcome, you’ll find a fairly long flat floor. Note there is a secondary floor underneath if you remove the top one.

The 200 petrol has a space-saver spare wheel while the hybrids have a tyre-inflation kit.

The VDA-rated luggage capacity varies, from 371 litres (200 petrol) and 364L (250h 2WD) to 334L (250h AWD).

A flimsy, fiddly, foldable fabric mesh cover is used instead of a parcel shelf.

Lexus UX Boot space

Lexus UX Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Lexus UX here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What used hybrid should I buy?

    The world of hybrids is moving very fast, Hannah, and the rule of thumb is that newer is better purely because the technology is improving all the time. You’re obviously concerned with running costs and your carbon-footprint, so the latest hybrid technology with a full factory warranty would seem to be an obvious way to go.

    That puts the new Corolla Hybrid firmly in the frame as both a car with the latest planet-saving and life-saving tech as well as Toyota’s five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty as well as a ten-year warranty on the hybrid’s batteries. For some reason, Lexus hasn’t budged on its four-year warranty, meaning that a 2017 CT200h might only have a few months of factory cover to run if your bought it now. You’ll also potentially pay more for the second-hand Lexus than you will for the brand-new Corolla.

    The only real drawback with the Corolla Hybrid is that its luggage space – because of the battery-packs – is quite shallow. But beyond that it’s a great car with the hybrid driveline thrown in for just a couple of grand extra. That’s a bargain and it’s one of the reasons the new Corolla will be a lot of Australian families’ first hybrid.

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Lexus UX Accessories

All UX grades offer eight airbags, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control.

Standard equipment levels in the base Luxury grade include a 12.3-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto, Bluetooth telephony, ‘Hey, Lexus!’ voice recognition, 10-speaker audio, DAB+ digital radio, satellite navigation, climate control, an electronic park brake, keyless entry/start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote engine-start/door-unlocking/hazard flashers/buzzer, acoustic windscreen glass, heated/powered mirrors, a powered steering column, heated/powered front seats, roof rails, alarm, a powered tailgate and alloy wheels.

Going for the hybrid version also ushers in a kick sensor for that powered tailgate, a wireless phone charger, cornering lights, headlight cleaners and rear privacy glass. These form part of an ‘Enhancement Pack 2’.

For goodies like LED headlights, auto-folding mirrors, a sunroof, surround-view camera, head-up display, larger alloy wheels, memory settings for the front seat, premium leather upholstery, upgraded audio, ritzier finishes, and all-wheel drive, you’ll need to forgo the base UX Luxury grade and step up to the Sports Luxury or F Sport models.

The latter, by the way, introduces sportier trim, firmer suspension, and a host of other changes designed to make the UX seem a little bit racier.

Lexus UX Accessories

Lexus UX Engine

Two powertrains are offered with the Lexus UX.

The first is the 200, featuring a 1987cc 2.0-litre twin-cam four-cylinder petrol engine, delivering 126kW of power at 6600rpm and 205Nm of torque at 4800rpm.

Meanwhile, the UX250h hybrid employs a variation of that 2.0-litre engine, making 107kW of power at 6000rpm and 188Nm of torque between 4400 and 5200rpm. It is paired to an 80kW/202Nm electric motor mounted up front and 1.4kWh Ni-MH battery slung underneath the vehicle, for a combined power output of 135kW.

If you want all-wheel drive (AWD), another, rear-mounted motor is available in higher grades, but not in the base Luxury.

Lexus UX Engine

Lexus UX Fuel Consumption

The Lexus UX is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Electric, —, Hyb/ULP and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 4.5L/100km for SUV /— for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2023 SUV Electric 1 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 4.5L/100km 2.0L
2023 SUV 4.5L/100km 2.0L Hyb/ULP
2023 SUV 5.8L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
2022 SUV Electric 1 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 4.5L/100km 2.0L Hyb/ULP
2022 SUV 5.8L/100km 2.0L
2022 SUV 5.8L/100km 2.0L ULP
2021 SUV Electric 1 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 4.5L/100km 2.0L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2021 SUV 5.8L/100km 2.0L ULP
2020 SUV 4.5L/100km 2.0L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2020 SUV 5.8L/100km 2.0L ULP
2019 SUV 4.5L/100km 2.0L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2019 SUV 5.8L/100km 2.0L ULP CVT AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Lexus UX Pricing and Specs for 2023

Lexus UX Seats

The Lexus UX is fitted with soft, sumptuous seats up front that are heated as well as powered, as you would expect from the brand. They offer both comfort and support, even after a long spell in them. They recline and slide, and offer lumbar support.

The rear seats are also well-padded, and benefit from a thoughtful angle, to help maximise comfort. However, three larger people will struggle to fit across the back bench easily, as shoulder space is limited due to the comparative narrowness of the UX.

Amenities back there include a centre armrest and cupholders. There backrest is also split, allowing for longer items of luggage in the cargo compartment to be placed into the cabin while still allowing for either one or two occupants (at a squeeze) to also ride along.

Lexus UX Seats

Lexus UX Towing Capacity

The Lexus UX has maximum towing capacity of 750kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2023 SUV 0kg 750kg
2022 SUV 0kg 750kg
2021 SUV 0kg 750kg
2020 SUV 0kg 750kg
2019 SUV 0kg 750kg
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Lexus UX Wheel Size

The Lexus UX has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x60 R17 9 for SUV in 2023.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2023 SUV 215x60 R17 9 215x60 R17 9
2022 SUV 215x60 R17 9 215x60 R17 9
2021 SUV 215x60 R17 9 215x60 R17 9
2020 SUV 215x60 R17 9 215x60 R17 9
2019 SUV 215x60 R17 17x6.5 inches 215x60 R17 17x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Lexus UX Wheel Sizes

Lexus UX Range

All figures are on the ADR 81/02 test cycle.

The UX200 has an Urban, Extra Urban and Combined fuel consumption figures of 7.0/5.1/5.8 litres per 100km respectively, for 132/103/107 grams per kilometre of carbon-dioxide emissions respectively.

Buyers can use standard 91 RON unleaded to fill up the fuel tank, which is 47 litres in capacity in the 200 and 43L in the 250h. Brimming it means you can enjoy up to 920km of range in the 200 and 1000km in the 250h, between refills.