Automakers are racing to fill every niche in the crossover market. The Lexus UX is going for the small premium segment. It’s the brands entry-level vehicle. Tom Voelk drives the all-wheel drive UX 250h which is not only the most powerful UX, it’s the most fuel-efficient too because it’s a hybrid. And there’s no drive shaft to the rear wheels. They’re powered by, well, watch the video and find out.

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Comments

    • fredintheshed1
      fredintheshed1

      Wow are you Doug Demuro grampa ? You sound the same. I thought we might finish on a Doug Score. Good review by the way. :-)

      about 1 hour ago
    • Christopher Jones
      Christopher Jones

      When she brags that her Japanese are better with architecture than everyone else, I have to disagree. Some of the buildings in Dubai, India are unbelievably nicely made, and there are plenty of other examples of other nationalities that make nice buildings. The architecture of this SUV will not allow me to sit in the back seat because of my height, and it probably should have been considered in the architecture that tall Americans like me will likely sit in the back seat, and that we might want to have more space in the back because Americans tend to have more money, because of more well off financially people like architects need space to load more things in the back.

      about 2 days ago
    • MinisterC
      MinisterC

      Maybe it time to stop calling them crossovers and just call them cars. They are what people want a car to be... a little more interior space, a little higher off the ground, and possibly more capable. At the expense of handling. But this is "car" according to most consumers.

      about 3 days ago
    • kubanskiloewe
      kubanskiloewe

      i like Chika Kako when she is explaining how they designed the interior.... nice people at Lexus !

      about 3 days ago
    • stupid8911
      stupid8911

      The topography GPS feature is kind of rad. Is this on any other hybrid?

      about 6 days ago
    • Sleepy
      Sleepy

      As good as Acura RDX?

      about 7 days ago
    • David Parks
      David Parks In reply to Sleepy

      Acura is trash. But this is not in the same class as the rdx. Far now luxurious than the rdx though

      about 3 days ago
    • Jasper DiLincoln
      Jasper DiLincoln

      I guess this is taking the place of the CT

      about 12 days ago
    • FRIEDRICE
      FRIEDRICE

      0:46 It’s Donald Trump!

      about 20 days ago
    • Y&S FOOD!
      Y&S FOOD!

      Terrific video footage! Right here at Y&S FOOD! we all love to discover such type of content. We make Travel & Food videos too, anywhere in the world, so we are constantly aiming for inspirations as well as approaches. Thank You.

      about 21 day ago
    • mac daddy
      mac daddy

      Uglyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. No way I want that monstrosity in my driveway.

      about 21 day ago
    • John Son
      John Son

      u can't please everyone

      about 21 day ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T

      Hollowing sounding plastics, wind noise around the A-pillar...Toyota+?

      about 21 day ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T

      sUX!

      about 22 days ago
    • Ali Erikenoglu
      Ali Erikenoglu

      I'm probably going to get killed for this, but I think I prefer my much larger, fully loaded Prius V...with better MPG.

      about 22 days ago
    • Ali Erikenoglu
      Ali Erikenoglu In reply to Ali Erikenoglu

      +Norm T ...Look into it more closely. The government (as in WE) purchased shares of GM stock at around $87 and GM bought back the shares for an avg of $26. Secondly, in the case of Toyota, the profit margins are far higher than GM (and they never needed financial assistance). The Camry has been the best selling car in the US for the past 2 decades and is the most produced car in the US and the most exported. GM...can't even keep up with all its recalls :(

      about 21 day ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to Ali Erikenoglu

      +Ali Erikenoglu
      The actual taxpayer profit on the bailout is about $350 billion, by my math. That’s right, $350 billion. All in cash, most of which has held down the federal budget deficit over the past six years. That’s serious money, even by today’s standards. Washington Post

      All auto companies around the world needed financial assistance for their operations or for their lending banks. At least GM paid most of it back and they are shoveling investment into the future of EV's and motility.

      The Tundra will cost more today and be worth the same tomorrow compared to a domestic truck. It is one reason why Toyota cannot compete in large trucks and SUVs. That's why we say, "Avoid the Toyota Tax .

      about 21 day ago
    • Ali Erikenoglu
      Ali Erikenoglu In reply to Ali Erikenoglu

      +Norm T ...Norm, how many times have GM and Chrysler needed to be "bailed out" with billions of taxpayer $$$??? Wake up and smell the coffee. A 2006 Toyota Tundra will bury your Silverado in longevity, quality and resale value. As an added benefit, it's break lines don't rot to pieces in less than 80K miles! (According to Consumer Reports).

      about 21 day ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to Ali Erikenoglu

      +Ali Erikenoglu My Dad has more on his 2006 Silverado he bought used for $32K and it spends most of it's time towing. It is probably worth more than a 2006 Prius with similar mileage.

      GM can play the discount shell game as they make it back on trucks and SUVs. Toyota and Honda cannot as they do not make enough or sell a full line like GM does.

      Today all makes will not leave you stranded and GM has some models that have passed Honda and Toyota that costs less and offer more features for the price.

      about 21 day ago
    • Ali Erikenoglu
      Ali Erikenoglu In reply to Ali Erikenoglu

      +Norm T ... I'm glad you admitted it. Any car that sells for 10 large below the MSRP tells me everything I need to know about the brand :( Don't get me wrong, my family has had 6 Buick LeSabre's from 1961 to 1987. The sad fact is that no GM product can stand up to the Japanese brands. My 2012 Prius V has well over 277,000 miles on it, has every option you can imagine, just regular maintenance, NEVER had a mechanical or electronic problem, looks like the day I bought it (used) well almost...and it STILL gets 42mpg!

      about 21 day ago
    • Dr Earbuds
      Dr Earbuds

      With No rear leg room it's to Expensive . Fully loaded it shouldn't reach over $36,000

      about 23 days ago
    • David Parks
      David Parks In reply to Dr Earbuds

      Uh? What? Lol

      about 3 days ago
    • james T. kirk
      james T. kirk

      Hey everyone. So I had a UX. Let me tell you that the car failed at 1251 km. A complete computer failure happen and 32 codes were thrown. Lexus after 3 weeks couldn't fix it. Then Lexus shafted me in my lease and refused to help me out of it. Beware. This hybrid is crap and a company that doesnt know how to fix it it even crazier. This car has a history with lexus and 2weeks after I got oit of this car they still cant fix it. Buyer beware

      about 24 days ago
    • james T. kirk
      james T. kirk In reply to james T. kirk

      Send me yr email. I send you all the reports. Also found out after the fact. This car was throwing errors as it left the assembly line and were constantly cleared. Lexus what are you producing?

      about 16 days ago
    • JM 7
      JM 7 In reply to james T. kirk

      sounds like a hater.... post the dox on imgur to prove

      about 23 days ago
    • Xavier Mathews
      Xavier Mathews

      This car is trash.

      about 24 days ago
    • DriveCFL
      DriveCFL

      Low hp and no Android Auto in a $42k vehicle. That Lexus huge grill too.

      about 25 days ago
    • Tom Foolery
      Tom Foolery In reply to DriveCFL

      The big grill is nice

      about 22 days ago
    • Dereck EV Owner
      Dereck EV Owner

      Home run ball?

      about 25 days ago
    • Driven Car Reviews
      Driven Car Reviews In reply to Dereck EV Owner

      Yup! I've sat in those seats for years and this is the first ball I've ever snagged.

      about 25 days ago
    • Vernes Choi
      Vernes Choi

      I would buy CLA with that money

      about 25 days ago
    • Christopher Bowling
      Christopher Bowling

      Hey Tom, what kind of car should I buy?

      about 26 days ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to Christopher Bowling

      Definitely not this one at $36K!

      about 21 day ago
    • raven50x
      raven50x

      UX = Ugly Xover

      about 26 days ago
    • Alex Beatty
      Alex Beatty

      A whole heap of meh!
      This is clearly a luxury fat ch r with the better Japanese powertrain where it is offered in hybrid. This vehicle should start at 25k

      about 26 days ago
    • touraneindanke
      touraneindanke In reply to Alex Beatty

      Alex Beatty ,come on get real

      about 24 days ago
    • Leifur Pálsson
      Leifur Pálsson In reply to Alex Beatty

      When you buy a lexus you are buying reliability. While I would choose a new Mercedes over a new Lexus I would choose a used Lexus over a used Mercedes.

      about 24 days ago
    • Dan Lekin
      Dan Lekin

      10:08 Lady, please give me some of your drugs. I need them to write a fantasy bestseller.

      about 26 days ago
    • Peter Pabian
      Peter Pabian

      Dude this camera is crazy

      about 26 days ago
    • Robb Eason
      Robb Eason

      Hi TOM! Thoughts on reviewing the hot looking new Kia Telluride? Word on the street is that it's going to be a great value, and surpass the Highlander in the segment.

      about 27 days ago
    • M. A.
      M. A.

      Super ugly in design and use of cheap materials and poor quality well well below Lexus brand stands for... some of the better buys are Buick Encore, Volvo xc40, cadallic xt4

      about 27 days ago
    • Moe Anthony
      Moe Anthony In reply to M. A.

      Buick encore? Hahahaha

      about 24 days ago
    • Ali 1002jj
      Ali 1002jj

      Looks like a Toyota CHR just a little more luxurious!
      Nice review btw!!

      about 27 days ago
    • Roberto Miranda
      Roberto Miranda In reply to Ali 1002jj

      Far from it!

      about 22 days ago
    • touraneindanke
      touraneindanke In reply to Ali 1002jj

      Ali 1002jj ,look again!

      about 24 days ago
    • Marc Spunt
      Marc Spunt

      I drove the Tesla model 3 and X, then i test drove this UX250h and I cannot stop thinking about it. I really like it. I will have to try the new Rav4 hybrid and make sure i can live with a smaller car then my current Jeep Cherokee, but I am ready for good gas mileage and high tech. What else should I test drive that is in the price range of this UX250h? TIA!

      about 28 days ago
    • Alberta Here
      Alberta Here In reply to Marc Spunt

      The Lexus NX Hybrid is great too! But the regular Lexus NX 2.0 Litre Twin scrolling  
      Turbo is amazing too, and gets nice gas mileage for a mid-sized SUV (30 MPG / 10.8 L/100kms) highway.

      about 2 days ago
    • Marc Spunt
      Marc Spunt In reply to Marc Spunt

      mem68sf let me know what you get if you want. I am going to wait a year and see how things go in my end. Hope to put down the T-Y and get it in 1-2 years.

      about 3 days ago
    • mem68sf
      mem68sf In reply to Marc Spunt

      We are testing and considering the exact same cars! I test drove the new RAV 4 and really like it too. I love the Tesla but not sure I can stomach the price tag.

      about 3 days ago
    • Justin Xu
      Justin Xu In reply to Marc Spunt

      Marc Spunt I have the RAV4 Hybrid and I’m getting more mpg than suggested!

      about 5 days ago
    • Doc Will Joe
      Doc Will Joe

      It’s alright

      about 28 days ago