Here’s What Makes the 2019 Lexus UX 250h Cooler Than We First Thought

When it comes to buying a luxury SUV, many people overlook Lexus as a brand. Owners love the Lexus brand, and because the cars share so many mechanical components with Toyota that they are known for being reliable, without being as expensive to maintain as other popular luxury brands. The Lexus lineup features a handful of sporty sedans and sports cars, and even some smaller SUVs that are great options if you’re looking for a practical car that doesn’t feel like you’re driving a bulky SUV. The Lexus UX 250h is an impressive option for a crossover sized SUV, and the more we learn about it the more we love it.

Slightly used luxury

Buying a 2019 model of the Lexus UX 250h won’t leave you disappointed just because it’s a year old. Still within the same generation as the 2020 model, not much has changed, except for one major factor. Price is a big deterrent that keeps many people from buying a brand new car, but buying one that is just slightly used can mean saving a lot of money. Luxury cars depreciate faster than most other cars, even after just a year, so you can get an almost brand new 2019 Lexus UX 250h for a bargain compared to the 2020 model, and essentially get the same exact car.

Lexus UX Luxury SUV | Lexus

What the Lexus UX 250h has to offer

The Lexus UX 250h isn’t just a luxurious option for an SUV, it’s all-wheel-drive capabilities make it practical and capable in any sort of weather or terrain. While you probably won’t want to take your new Lexus down a rocky dirt path, the driving capabilities can make you feel confident driving in any type of weather. Opt for the rubber mats and these are the best all-season SUV that you can get without picking between luxury and practicality.

Lexus UX Wheel | Lexus

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Surprising luxury features

Upon first glance inside you will notice how well-designed the cabin of the Lexus UX 250h is. Sitting down into the seats you might not even realize that the seats aren’t actually leather. They are upholstered with a newer material called NuLuxe, a leather alternative that is vegan and eco-friendly but feels just as soft and luxurious as real leather. That isn’t the only quirk about the seats, they are also ventilated, but not in the way most cars have ventilated seats. For the Lexus UX, the seats are designed to pull air in to help the rider cool down, rather than blowing air out.

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The Lexus UX 250h has some standard luxury features with an innovative twist. From the first glance to an initial test drive most people were already head over heels for the Lexus UX 250h, and these smaller quirks just make the car that much better. Were we expecting the car to have high-quality materials and modern touches, but the innovation used on this sporty SUV is surprising even to Lexus fans, and we couldn’t love it more.