Review and Test Drive: 2019 Lexus UX 200 Luxury

By Jonathan Spira on 21 November 2019
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Lexus introduced its tiny (based on Lexus standards) UX 200 subcompact crossover SUV at the March 2018 Geneva Motor Show, slotting it below the compact NX, which we last reviewed in April.   For the curious, UX stands for “Urban Explorer,” Lexus tells us, and the moniker does fit nicely.

The UX is brand new for 2019 and offers excellent value for the money, with an MSRP that starts at $32,300.

The smallest of the Lexus crossovers is also the first Lexus to use the GA-C platform, which is largely used by Toyota for a variety of models including the current Toyota Prius, C-HR, and Corolla.

Lexus introduced the UX by calling it a “bold and stylish design” while noting its “expressive bodywork.” We have to agree – it’s quite a good-looking vehicle and it fits into the Lexus family quite nicely.

Our UX 200 Luxury arrived on a sunny fall morning sporting a most unusual Nori Green Pearl color.  Nori Green Pearl is one of the more unusual colors we’ve seen in a new vehicle and it’s quite stunning, if not a bit nostalgic for an age when cars weren’t all silver, black, grey, or white.  Nori, by the way, is a Japanesename appropriate for either gender, and it meansbelief, law, rule, or ceremony.

INSIDE THE 2019 LEXUS UX

Lexus’ reputation for posh interiors extends down to the UX.   Soft leather seats are heated and ventilated up front.  The Washi interior trim adds an elegant look inside the vehicle, and the navigation sports a 10.3” (diagonal) display.

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