Lexus UX- best crossovers and small SUVs

The Lexus UX is a genuine alternative to the German SUV mainstream thanks to bold looks, refinement, efficiency and affordability.

The Lexus UX is a new addition to the premium small SUV market containing the Mercedes GLA, BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Volvo XC40

While the UX has SUV pretentions with its slightly raised ride height and wheel arch mouldings, it feels more like a hatchback than an SUV - in this respect it’s more like the BMW X2. 

We’ve previously tried the 2.0-litre four cylinder petrol with two electric motors, which creates 181bhp, and it has plenty of punch. It’s fitted to a CVT transmission, which is usually a downside, but it delivers smooth and relatively rapid acceleration. It’s fairly efficient too. 

Lexus UX review

The UX is one of the market’s more sporty SUVs, yet it can settle down and become a comfortable long-distance cruiser when needed. Granted, you wouldn’t want to spend an extended period of time in the back seats as it’s quite cramped. Luggage space isn’t a plus-point of the UX, either, and it falls short of its rivals. 

However, while it’s not the most spacious, if you intend on spending most of your time behind the wheel of an SUV, the Lexus UX is a great proposition.

Top 10 best crossovers and small SUVs to buy now

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        1. 1. Skoda Karoq
        2. 2. Peugeot 3008 
        3. 3. Citroen C3 Aircross
        4. 4. Range Rover Evoque
        5. 5. Dacia Duster
        6. 6. Volkswagen T-Cross
        7. 7. Toyota RAV4
        8. 8. Audi Q3
        9. 9. Lexus UX 
        10. 10. SEAT Arona
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