Leave it to Lexus to completely freshen up the compact luxury SUV segment, and few are more evidence of this reinvigorated experience than the 2021 Lexus UX. Found in a FWD trim and a hybrid AWD variant, these Lexus SUVs blend modern urban technology with a stark look that’s ready to tackle any obstacle. Brimming with the best of luxury that only Lexus can present in a package like this, it’s filled with new-age tech and safety features that make driving in 2021 such a sophisticated affair. Learn all about this dynamic sports SUV below, then come see how the Lexus UX fits into your life with your local Calgary Lexus dealership, Lexus of Royal Oak!
Standing out from the crowd has never looked so beautiful in a Lexus, and the UX takes it one step further with its uniquely bold and dramatic design. Its imposing signature grille flares out to cut strong, powerful lines down the vehicle, accentuating its crossover SUV style. The sleek look of both the front lights and wheels that slyly frame the vehicle create an aerodynamic build that is just waiting to cut through the wind.
Every stunning design feature and flourish is all brought to vibrant life thanks to an eclectic choice of colours, like Cadmium Orange, Nori Green Pearl and Grecian Water. F SPORT colour options include Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0, Obsidian, Redline and Ultra White.
|Dimensions:||2021 Lexus UX 200 FWD|
|Length (mm/in)||4,495 / 176.9|
|Width (mm/in)||1,839 / 72.4|
|Height (mm/in)||1,539 / 60.6|
|Wheelbase (mm/in)||2,639 / 103.9|
|Base Curb Weight (kg/lbs)||1,499.99 / 3,306.9|
The interior of the UX continues the luxurious theme of the exterior by expertly transitioning it inside. From the hood seemingly flowing right into the instrument panel, to an available Japanese paper-inspired “Washi” trim on the panel, it’s elegant both to look and touch.
Both front seats are heated and 8-way power adjustable to suit your needs, with the rear seat occupants enjoying incredible spaciousness in the deceptively open cabin of the UX. As well, bask in dual zone automatic climate control, allowing you to pick a unique temperature for each person in the front.
This spacious seating for five expertly balances comfortability and supreme luxury, but easily transitions should you need more space for cargo, and not passengers. The rear seats split 60/40, for all of your storage needs, ready and waiting for your next luxurious adventure with 486 VDA L of cargo capacity. Introduced in 2021 for the UXh is a rear cargo deck that lifts out for more storage below, adding up to 26% more ability for storage.
|Dimensions:||2021 Lexus UX 200 FWD|
|Front Headroom (mm/in)||907 / 35.7|
|Rear Headroom (mm/in)||922 / 36.3|
|Front Legroom (mm/in)||1,067 / 42.0|
|Rear Legroom (mm/in)||842 / 33.1|
|Cargo Capacity (L/cu-ft)||487 / 17.2|
Whether you want the traditional Lexus UX or the Lexus UX Hybrid, you’ll be in more than capable hands. Both vehicles feature a high-performing 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine, while the UX 250h model has the Self-Charging Hybrid Electric powertrain. The hybrid UX gets its power kicked up to 181 horsepower, from the 168 of the UX 200. That also means added fuel efficiency for our hybrid Lexus model.
Another benefit of the UX250h is its all-wheel drive capabilities, with the regular UX200 only available in front-wheel drive. AWD gives you ultimate control over your environment, gripping on slippery roads and easily cornering without losing a handle.
The UX was made to handle expertly, made possible by the new Compact Global Architectural Platform, featuring a low centre of gravity, rigidity and a tight-turning radius that puts all others in its class to shame. Not only is the 2021 Lexus UX strong and power, but also agile and efficient, especially in its hybrid form.
|Specifications:||2021 Lexus UX 200 FWD||2021 Lexus UX 250h AWD|
|Engine||2.0L inline 4-cylinder DOHC Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i)||2.0L inline 4-cylinder DOHC Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i)|
|Fuel Efficiency (combined) (L/100km)||7.2||6.0|
|Powertrain||Gas||Self-Charging Hybrid Electric|
Convenience, connectivity and entertainment are all represented out of this luxury SUV through its convenient touchscreen systems. Standard is a 7-inch display, supported by 6 speakers, and available is a 10.3-inch screen with an 8-speaker system.
Standard, on trial periods, is the Enform Remote, Service and Safety Connect to put you in better control of your Lexus vehicle. The remote, using the Lexus app, lets you do things like locking/unlocking your doors, and ensuring your doors are locked, all from your smartphone. Service Connect informs you of important vehicle information, like health reports and warning notifications, sent directly to you. Safety Connect enables systems like Stolen Vehicle Locator, Roadside Assistance and Emergency Assistance for when you need help most.
Mixing Lexus tech with the many safety features in your UX is the backup camera. Take care of your Lexus in any crowded parking lot or tight street parking situation by being able to see exactly what’s behind you as you slip into a spot, avoiding every obstacle as you park.
Driving with such dynamism in the Lexus UX means you need to be ready for everything, and the standard Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 ensures that you are. The LSS+ 2.0 consists of a plethora of active features that assists you and your Lexus SUV toward a safe drive. Highlighted are:
A standard Blind Spot Monitor lets you know of any vehicles you can’t see with your own eyes, allowing you to change lanes when safe.
When it’s time to park or back out, the Intuitive Parking Assist with auto braking alerts you if you come close to an obstacle, even helping with reducing drive force and applying braking if needed.
Classic safety features like airbags abound, 10 are standard in the 2021 Lexus UX, including a driver and front passenger supplemental restraint system, along with knee and side airbags, as well as front and rear side curtain variants.
Versatility and safety tech are the highlights of the subtle yet effective upgrades the 2021 Lexus UX has seen over the 2020 model. The 250 UXh AWD enjoys the benefit of double deck cargo space with the addition of the underneath cargo deck, allowing for even more storage ability and options. On the safety side, both trims see blind-spot monitoring and rear-cross traffic alert coming as standard.