Ding, ding. We have a winner! The Lexus UX 200 has been deemed the best crossover of 2020. It outpaces competitors such as the Mazda CX-3, Nissan Kicks, and more to dominate at the top of the list. So, let’s go over what makes the Lexus UX 200 number one.
The Lexus UX 200 Is The Best Crossover
Despite the Lexus UX 200 having a higher price tag by starting around $32k, it’s still ranked as the best crossover for 2020. However, this price is way higher than the cost of its rivals.
The Mazda CX-5 starts around $25k, and the Nissan Kicks starts around $18k, so cheaper options certainly exist.
But with the Lexus UX 200, you will be saving at the fuel pump. It has the best fuel economy in its class and gets up to 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.
Lexus UX 200 Performance
The Lexus UX 200 is a powerful competitor. Under the hood, you will find a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 161 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. It sends power to the front wheels with a continuously variable automatic transmission.
The Lexus UX 200 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 8.7 seconds, making it faster than crossover rivals that take around 10 seconds to reach 60 mph.
However, the Lexus UX 200 only offers an all-wheel-drive with the hybrid model. So, keep that in mind if you live in an area that receives snow.
18” alloy wheels allow the Lexus UX 200 to sit up higher and provide better cornering to tight city areas.
It also sports a lower center of gravity, making it fun to drive with the best turning radius in its class for nimble maneuvers.
The Lexus UX 200 is also equipped for a smooth ride with an independent front MacPherson suspension with coil springs and gas-pressurized shock absorbers.
In the rear, there is an independent multi-link suspension with trailing arms, coil springs, and gas-pressurized shock absorbers.
Lexus UX 200 Features
While the Lexus UX 200 may only have 26,7 cubic feet of cargo space, it makes up for it in passenger space.
The Lexus has a lot of room to seat up to five passengers comfortably. There are 52.3 inches of hip room in the rear seats with 33 inches of legroom in the back as well. Also, the interior has a styled race design to feed your need for a sporty drive around town.
Plus, the Luxus UX 200 is loaded with tech. The infotainment center can connect to Apple CarPlay and Android auto. Plus, your Lexus can connect to your smartwatch to be started, locked, and more with the touch of a button.
The remote touchpad makes it simple to change songs, navigate, and more with a few swipes of your finger. Plus, the remote liftgate simplifies loading cargo.
Best of all, the Lexus UX 200 is a Top Safety Pick, and it was awarded five stars from the NHTSA.
It includes advanced safety features such as blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic braking, blind-spot monitoring, and more.