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Can a hybrid vehicle actually be fun to drive? If that vehicle is the 2023 Lexus UX 250h F Sport, the answer is a resounding “yes.” This little Lexus SUV is the small package in which good things come. It brings you the benefits of being affordable, quick, reliable, and efficient while also delivering the Lexus qualities you admire. Let’s see what makes this Lexus subcompact luxury SUV fun to drive.

What makes the 2023 Lexus UX 250h F Sport special?

The entire Lexus UX lineup brings the brand’s styling language down to the smallest vehicle in the lineup. This impressive little Lexus is only offered as a hybrid, but it resembles some larger models such as the RX and NX, making it an attractive choice.

The F Sport part of the name means you’ve got some cool features added to the mix. This package brings you:

  • Sportier 18-inch F Sport wheels
  • A revised grille
  • A black roof
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Fog and cornering lamps
  • Painted wheel arch moldings

The rear taillights have a distinct look with a small fin that sticks up to offer a standout appearance to the rear of the Lexus UX.

What makes this Lexus subcompact luxury SUV fun to drive?

Red 2023 Lexus UX 250h Driving on a road
2023 Lexus UX 250h | Lexus

This small hybrid SUV adds the benefits of adaptive dampers and four drive mode settings to make driving fun. You’ll find a relatively smooth ride with the settings in Normal or Eco mode, but Sport S adds some firmness with the damping and the Sport Plus takes things up another notch. This might not be a racing machine, but it’s a fun little SUV with plenty of active driving when you see the open road in front of your Lexus UX.

How much horsepower does a 2023 Lexus UX 250h F Sport have?

This version of the Lexus UX uses a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine attached to a CVT and a pair of electric motor generators for its power. The engine sits in the front of the SUV while the motor generators run the rear axle. The total power output is 181 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. These are pretty generous numbers for this Lexus subcompact luxury SUV.

What’s the fuel economy of this Lexus subcompact luxury SUV?

Depending on the drive setup chosen, you’ll enjoy 43 city/41 hwy mpg in FWD versions of the Lexus UX or 41 city/38 hwy mpg in the AWD models. This small hybrid luxury SUV provides the desired fuel savings while being a small and enjoyable SUV.

Does the Lexus UX 250h require premium gas?

White 2023 Lexus UX 250h Parked and Posed
2023 Lexus UX 250h | Lexus

Although the Lexus UX 250h uses a hybrid powertrain, it does not require premium fuel. This is another great way this Lexus SUV offers consumers savings over other small luxury models. Many subcompact SUVs use powertrains that require higher-octane fuel.

How much does the 2023 Lexus UX 250h F Sport cost?

The base price of the Lexus UX is $37,640, but when you go for the gusto and drive the 250h F Sport model, the price increases to $47,440. Still, that’s about the average price of a new car these days, and the Lexus UX isn’t just any ordinary new car.

Next, check out the new Lexus TX, or learn more about the 2023 Lexus UX 250h F Sport in this video below: