A bit about me, I measure less than 6'0" and have been driving a Toyota Prius for the better part of 8 or so years now and just recently purchased the Lexus UX250h as my primary vehicle. Generally speaking, most of my weekly driving is spent on the highway on a commute to work but I also have an occasional several hundred mile drive to visit family and an every now-and-then need to move … cargo like moving boxes, tables, and chairs around for friends.
I'm happy to say that I've thoroughly enjoyed practically every bit about this car so far. If I'm being honest, I did have a few hesitations based on some reviews and videos I watched while I was researching online, so I'm going to try to address those points based on my own experience just below:
"the rear seat situation is not roomy enough"
I just spent a weekend driving two adults around seated in the rear seats who both measure about 5'6" and neither complained at all about the leg room, head room, or width of the rear seats. Yes, it is slightly smaller than some other vehicles (like the Prius), but the comfort of the seats themselves make it a pleasant and cozy enough ride. Again, highly contingent on how tall you (the driver) and your passengers are, I'd go as far to say that if you are under 6'0" it should be a pretty enjoyable ride throughout.
"not enough cargo space in the trunk"
Totally subjective to your needs, but I found going from a Prius (which I think has a ton of cargo volume) to this UX250h (less space than the Prius) hasn't been an issue so far. I can fit two golf bags in the rear space when removing the cover and some pretty massive boxes when the rear seats are lowered which has more than suited my needs up to this point.
"infotainment trackpad is frustratingly annoying to use"
I don't disagree that the trackpad needs some work, but that hasn't been an issue because:
A) the most-used controls (for me, that's the A/C controls, radio on/off, and volume control) all have their own physical buttons so I don't have to use the trackpad for the most common functions. I'd like to add that the A/C control buttons are super satisfying to use, I find myself fidgeting with them all the time, kudos to Lexus on not forgetting the little details.
B) Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. I have never been a fan of any of the OEM-installed navigation systems ever so the inclusion of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in this vehicle allows me to not only use the GPS app of my preference (Google Maps or Apple Maps are the two I use), it also allows me to use my phone to input things like addresses before I leave for my destination. Again, in this case I don't have to use the trackpad for this function either
All that said, the need for the trackpad is minimal, and even when I do have to use it I've now found that after a short while of use I am now used to its somewhat finicky design (i.e. it's not unbearably bad).
"not enough horsepower"
Once again, completely subjective (you know you), but I've found this has more than enough power for all the everyday driving situations I've run into in life. Merging onto highways, navigating stop-and-go traffic, keeping up with highway speeds so as not to interrupt the flow of traffic, and generally zipping around town have been done with ease. Will I be taking this to the track? Absolutely not. Would I be able to beat out my old Prius merging into a lane? 100%. I've come to grips with the reality that I really only need so much car to get an enjoyable and comfortable ride and this UX250h meets (and even sometimes exceeds) that.
Again, been more than happy with this vehicle so far and am looking forward to keeping it for many many years to come.
2023 Lexus UX 250h F SPORT Handling 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
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How much does a 2023 Lexus UX 250h SUV cost in Colorado Springs, CO?
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How much is a brand-new Lexus UX 250h in Colorado Springs, CO?
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How much does a 2023 Lexus UX 250h cost in Colorado Springs, CO?
A 2023 Lexus UX 250h costs from $38,180 to about $49,505 in Colorado Springs, CO. The prices will vary based on trim level, installed options and dealership discounts. Learn more