A-List Rides: 2019 Lexus UX 250h F Sport Luxury

There’s nothing like driving a hybrid and being impressed by no matter how far and how long you drive, you barely see the fuel gage move at all.

That was my experience in the 2019 Lexus UX 250h F Sport Luxury. Marrying the luxury of Lexus, the versatility of a crossover vehicle and the fuel economy of a hybrid was one heck of a mix. And I did some city sleeking in this car for seven days to see how this union all comes together.

I had a busy seven days in Washington, DC during my time in the Lexus UX 250h. I’m talking TV appearances in uptown D.C., meetings in downtown D.C., a Mother’s Day dinner for my mom in Old Town Alexandria, several industry events in D.C. and Maryland… it was a hectic time. And I did all that moving and shaking in this Lexus, which allowed me to see how comfortable it made me feel in traffic.

This is the newest and smallest edition to the growing Lexus SUV family. And it only has two trims, which are the 200 or the 250h. (Get the 250h – the hybrid is worth it). As I already mentioned, the fuel economy alone makes this car a standout in its class.

It also comes with standard all-wheel drive, a premium cabin and standard Apple CarPlay, along with Lexus’ track record of reliability and a host of standard driver assist features.

The 4th-generation 181-horsepower hybrid system features two electric motors in the front with the 2.0-liter gas engine and a third in back to power the rear wheels. You can choose between Eco, Normal and Sport drive modes. The 250h trim comes with standard all-wheel drive as well.

I really dig this crossover design and the F Sport trim I tested featured a sexy black grille and bumpers and aluminum front door scuff plates.

This car also has a 10.3-inch infotainment for navigation and entertainment management that also features a high-resolution backup camera with grid lines that move. To control the infotainment system, Lexus has a touchpad that I hate and a very unique controller on the center console.

You can use Apple CarPlay in this Lexus, as well as Alexa integration, but unfortunately Android Auto users are out of luck. The car has voice commands, a dynamic 10-speaker sound system and plenty of USB ports, auxiliary connections and a wireless charger.

Favorite Feature: Black grille and red/black leather interior

Least Favorite Feature: Lexus touchpad

Spin Control: The UX 250h F Sport AWD starts from $36,000, and my top of the line model had a sticker price of $42,785. It’s worth it!

Status: B+ LIST

VIDEO: So check out my inside look into the 2019 Lexus UX 250h F Sport Luxury and determine whether it’s an automobile that meets your needs



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