2023 Lexus UX: Hybrid Specs, F Sport Package, Overview

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 what we know so far about the release date, price, specs, and new features of the 2023 Lexus UX.

2023 UX specs: Hybrid engine output and fuel economy

Rear angle view of white 2023 Lexus UX, highlighting its release date and price
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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?

Dashboard and front seats in 2023 Lexus UX, highlighting its release date and price
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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.

When will the 2023 Lexus UX be released and available?

Front angle view of white 2023 Lexus UX, highlighting its release date and price
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As of 9/14/2022, the 2023 Lexus UX is available to build and price on the Lexus site. 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?

The starting price of the 2023 Lexus UX Hyrbid is $35,925 for the FWD version and $37,325 for the AWD model. Additional starting trim pricing is as follows:

UX 250h Premium: $38,385 (FWD) / $39,785 (AWD)

UX 250h F Sport Design: $38,385 (FWD) / $39,785 (AWD)

UX 250h F Sport Handling: $43,355 (FWD) / $44,755 (AWD)