Vehicle Profile: 2020 Lexus UX
Style meets efficiency in the 2020 Lexus UX
In order to stand out in the compact SUV segment, a vehicle needs to do everything it can to stand out from the crowd. That’s precisely what the 2020 Lexus UX does, offering distinct styling, tons of tech and the best fuel economy of any non-EV in its class.
The 2020 Lexus UX proves that the automaker is a master of design. Its exterior is defined by sharp contours, including a sleek taillamp that stretches across the entire rear end, shrinking to just three millimeters in the middle. The F Sport trim takes this edgy appeal up a notch by adding available angular wheel spokes and a striking front grille.
Inside, the UX touts an incredible balance of aesthetics and functionality. The infotainment display is slightly angled toward the driver’s seat, alternative audio controls are integrated into the palm rest and the windshield offers one of the best fields of view of any luxury SUV. If that’s not enough, Lexus’ engineers employed traditional techniques to develop a unique upholstery that emulates the feel of soft Japanese paper.
If you want an SUV that sips fuel without sacrificing capability and fun, it doesn’t get any better than the 2020 Lexus UX. The 200 model combines a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a 10-speed Direct-Shift Continuously Variable Transmission to achieve an impressive 33 combined mpg.* The 250h — the UX’s hybrid variant — pairs a 2.0-liter engine with a high-capacity battery, ultimately hitting a range-leading 39 combined MPG.**
The UX doesn’t stop at power or fuel economy. It features advanced systems designed to take every drive to the next level. For one, its engine comes with VVT-iE technology that will calculate the engine’s activity to increase torque at low speeds and smooth out acceleration. At the same time, its advanced all-wheel-drive system can automatically optimize traction by distributing up to 80 percent of available power to the rear wheels. Finally, Predictive Efficient Drive can work with the on-board GPS to learn your driving habits and regular routes to automatically adjust performance and maximize efficiency.
Considering how advanced the 2020 UX is, it’s no surprise that Lexus packed it to the gills with all the technology you need to stay safe and entertained. From the 10.3-inch touch-screen infotainment display, you can manage navigation, interact with select smartphone applications through Android Auto™ or Apple CarPlay®, access SiriusXM® satellite radio and more. You’ll even be able to control select smart home devices with Amazon Alexa compatibility. The cherry on top is the available wireless charging station, which ensures you’ll never run out of power on the road.
The Lexus is equipped with everything you need to tackle any journey with confidence. It all starts with the basics: a system of 10 airbags that can detect when a seat is occupied to maximize protection. Next, you can rely on the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert to act as a second set of eyes, Vehicle Stability Control to help you stay in charge during inclement weather and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist to keep your UX perfectly centered.
By combining peerless design elements, an innovative powertrain and a slew of advanced tech, the 2020 Lexus UX is changing the game for luxury SUVs.
*EPA-estimated 29city/37hwy/33comb MPG for 2020 Lexus UX 200. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle's condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.
**EPA-estimated 41city/38hwy/39comb MPG for 2020 Lexus UX 250h AWD. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle's condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.
This article is presented by Lexus of Henderson.