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2019 Lexus UX Review

2019 Lexus UX Review

The 2019 Lexus UX is a completely brand-new model on a new platform. To Lexus, UX means “Urban Crossover”, highlighting that it is an SUV specifically built for driving around cities and towns. The new UX brings a brand-new take on the entry Lexus that many buyers will find a breath of fresh air. Having an ‘X’ on the end also makes it apart of Lexus' current SUV family i.e. the popular NX and the even larger RX and RXL.

The UX will compete directly against premium family SUV’s like the Volvo XC40 and BMW X1, plus hybrid rivals like the KIA Niro and MINI Countrymen SE. The UX is a modern stylish crossover car that is cheap to run, easy to drive and has an abundance of space in the front and rear seats, along with the latest infotainment technology.

Our Lexus UX leasing prices start from £238.49 exc. VAT per month

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Exterior features of the Lexus UX

On the Outside, the UX has a prominent spindle grille that looks similar to an hour-glass, including sharp, muscular lines all across its exterior and lightning-bolt LED headlights that immediately stand out. However, the most noticeable feature is undoubtedly the UX’s rear lights that stretches right across the width of the boot lid.

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An optional F Sport is also available, which includes a body kit with new front and rear bumpers and 18-inch alloy wheels, as well as fog lamps, badges and its own mesh grille.

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Technology and safety mechanism

The UX gets a 7.0 inches or 10.25 inches infotainment system (depending on specification) with a large speedometer and ancillary gauges, as well as a touchpad to operate it; on the F Sport, the cluster can go up to 8.0 inches. It also comes equipped as standard with advanced second-generation Lexus Safety System+. This includes: Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Road Sign Assist, Automatic High Beam (AHB)/Adaptive High Beam System (AHS), Pre-Crash Safety (PCS) Day and Night-Road Sign Assist, Lane Keep Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), which recognises road signs.

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As far as innovative tech goes, the UX gets a Panoramic View Monitor that combines a collection of images from four individual cameras to provide drivers with an amazing 360 degree birds-eye view of the car and its surroundings via the infotainment display. Drivers will also be able to charge their mobile devices through a Qi-compatible wireless charger. This means you won’t have to worry about cables getting in the way, all you have to do is place your device on the charger.

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Inside the Lexus UX

Inside, the UX sits noticeably lower and narrower to the ground than its rivals. The windscreen offers clear visibility and lots of adjustability for drivers and passengers to get comfortable. As for the rest of the interior, it is typical Lexus. The UX designers took inspiration from Japanese Engawa architecture which is based on seamlessly merging the interior with the exterior, allowing for a more emotional bond between the driver and the car. This is most noticeable in the drivers' seat where the instrument panel appears to continue through the windscreen into the bonnet. This allows the driver to have a better sense of the size of the car which, coupled with fantastic front visibility, makes it easier to drive through cities. The UX also gets ‘Takumi’-crafted ‘sashiko’ leather upholstery, a traditional Japanese stitching technique.

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In terms of layout and space in the front seat, the UX is great. There’s more headroom in the front seat, thanks to the low-set seats. Moving towards the back seat, there is a decent amount of space for passengers to feel comfortable and at ease. There is also a small transmission tunnel so sitting in the middle seat isn’t too cramped either. Boot capacity is 320 litres. You can lower the rear seats if you want more cabin space.

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Lexus UX Models

The 2019 Lexus UXcomes available in three trim levels: UX, F Sport and Takumi. Examples of features included at each trim level can be seen in the table below;

2019 Lexus UX Models

UX F Sport In addition to UX Takumi In addition to UX
Lexus Safety System + consisting of: Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Road Sign Assist, Pre Crash Safety (PCS) Day & Night, Road Sign Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Automatic High Beam (AHB) Lexus Safety System + consisting of: Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Road Sign Assist, Pre Crash Safety (PCS) Day & Night, Road Sign Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Automatic High Beam (AHB) Lexus Safety System + consisting of: Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Road Sign Assist, Pre Crash Safety (PCS) Day & Night, Road Sign Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive High Beam System (AHS)
Premium Fabric upholstery Parking assist sensors, 4 front and 4 rear Smooth leather upholstery
Reversing Camera with back guide lines F SPORT Fabric Tahara upholstery Driver and Passenger 8-way electrically adjustable front seats
7" Lexus Navigation 2-way electrically adjustment for driver lumbar support 13 speakers Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound with 13 speakers with Clarifi TM 2.0
17" alloy wheels (215/60 R17 with Tyre Repair Kit) Driver and Passenger 8-way electrically adjustable front seats Reversing Camera with back guide lines
Bi-LED (low and high-beam) headlights with Auto High Beam (AHB) Heated front seats 360° Panoramic View Monitor
  Reversing Camera with back guide lines 10.3" Lexus Navigation
  7" Lexus Navigation 18" alloy wheels (225/50 R18 Run Flat Tyre)
  18" F SPORT alloy wheels (225/50 R18 Run Flat Tyre)  
  Bi-LED (low and high-beam) headlights with Auto High Beam (AHB)  
  F SPORT exterior styling consisting of: Black Spindle front grille, Enhanced side rockers, Metallic coated front bumper, F SPORT badging, 18" alloys with F SPORT specific styling  

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