Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Lexus UX US Pricing

Maybe I am one of the few, but I always kind of liked the Lexus CT.
Now they finally have a replacement for it, and of course, it is a small SUV.

The UX looks a lot like the larger NX. (Except maybe even more tortured. )

There will be 2 versions available in the US. A regular 2.0 Liter with front wheel drive for $32 000.
Or AWD Hybrid for about $2000 more.

Of course, these prices don't seem to bad next to the competition from Mercedes, BMW or Audi.
But for $32 000, you basically are getting an SUV version of the $20 000 Toyota Corolla hatchback, in a Lexus suit.
As the UX uses the same 2.0 Liter engine and CVT as the small Toyota.
(The same could be said about the Audi Q3 and VW Golf...)

The hybrid version seems to be more interesting since for the $2000 extra you get both AWD and Hybrid. Which also has a little bit more power.
An "F-Sport " option package is available on both versions. 

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

under-powered

Anonymous said...

Quite the extended proboscis on the UX. BTW, is UX pronounced "yucks"? LOL

C-HR? said...

You mention that this is the Lexus version of the Toyota Corolla wagon, but is it more exactly the Lexus version of the Toyota C-HR?

Vince Burlapp said...

I guess the wagon too ( I just mentioned the regular Corolla hatch). It is based on the same platform as the C-HR. But uses the same engine and transmission as the Corolla. So this is basically a $10 000 mark up for the Lexus. Even if the interior is much nicer etc.. This is quite a mark up.

Anonymous said...

BUTT UGLY!

6-speed said...

This is hideous ...looks like multiple designers worked on this with zero communication between them.

The NX design although long in the tooth now, is their most cohesive design in their cuv/suv lineup

Anonymous said...

I think I'm alone on this, but I plan on getting the hybrid when it comes out. I agree it's not the best design (particularly the rear). But I like the interior, front, size, and MPG.

Doug F said...

So $34k for an AWD hybrid. Now compare to a barely cheaper Buick Encore...