Lexus' entry-level luxury SUV is the brand's smallest model.
It has standard front-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive comes only on the hybrid version.
The hybrid got an excellent 37 mpg overall in our tests, but its engine is very whiny when it revs.
The UX has a comfortable ride, but it isn't as plush as the bigger, more expensive Lexus SUVs.
Handling is responsive, and the compact size makes the UX very maneuverable, but it isn't sporty to drive.
Visibility is limited all-around, and the interior is tight, particularly the rear seat.
The interior is not as fancy as it is in other Lexus models, yet it has many of the brand's fussy controls.
Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane keeping assistance are standard.
Blind spot warning and rear cross traffic warning are now standard on all trim lines for the 2021 model year.