Lexus recently revealed the details about the 2023 Lexus UX luxury subcompact crossover SUV. The Japanese automaker stated the 2023 UX will be offered exclusively as a hybrid, while providing enhanced styling and performance with F Sport packages. Find out the release date, price, specs, and new features of the 2023 Lexus UX.
When will the 2023 Lexus UX be released and available?
The release date of the 2023 Lexus UX will be in late Summer 2022. It will be available to buy at Lexus dealerships throughout the United States, as well as in select international markets. The Lexus UX is built in Miyawaka, Japan.
How much does the 2023 Lexus UX cost?
Lexus didn’t yet release the price information of the 2023 UX. However, the 2023 Lexus UX will likely cost slightly more than the 2022 UX. The starting price of the 2022 UX ranges from $33,450 MSRP for the 200 trim up to $40,790 MSRP for the 250h Luxury trim.
2023 UX specs: Hybrid engine output and fuel economy
For the 2023 model year, the Lexus UX drops the gas-engine variant. It will be offered exclusively as a hybrid. Combining an electric motor with a 2.0-liter inline-four engine, the hybrid powertrain delivers a total system output of 181 hp. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) and an all-wheel drive are standard for all UX models.
Compared to its luxury crossover SUV competitors like the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, the Lexus UX has fairly lackluster acceleration. It takes the UX 8.6 seconds to complete the 0-60 mph sprint. However, with its hybrid powertrain, the UX gets an estimated fuel economy of 39 city/41 highway mpg.
Features in 2023 UX F Sport Design and Handling packages
For a sportier driving experience and an exclusive look, the 2023 Lexus UX offers F Sport Design and Handling packages. Both of the packages have F Sport wheels, a unique grille, dark roof rails, a black roof, painted wheel arch molding, rain-sensing wipers, a moonroof, fog and cornering lamps, and automatic headlamp leveling.
The F Sport Handling package builds off of the F Sport Design package with various performance enhancements. This includes performance dampers and an active variable suspension.
Notable interior features in the UX F Sport Design and Handling packages include:
- F SPORT-exclusive sports seats, steering wheel, shift knob, meters, and aluminum sports pedals
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Digital key
- Rear-view mirror with HomeLink
- Aluminum footrest and scuff plate (F Sport Handling package only)
What else is new for the 2023 Lexus UX?
In addition to the F Sport packages and dropping the gas-powered variant, the 2023 Lexus UX has better handling and a quieter ride. These improvements are a result of changes to the UX’s suspension and chassis.
Also, the UX offers the new Lexus Interface multimedia system. Available with either an 8” or 12.3” touchscreen, the new multimedia system features over-the-air updates, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and an integrated voice assistant.
As more information about the 2023 Lexus UX luxury crossover SUV becomes available, we’ll provide updates. This includes:
- Official release date
- Official price information with the cost for each trim
- Color options