The smallest crossover in the lineup has the oldest design. The company didn’t change the UX too much over the last 5 seasons. The 2025 Lexus UX redesign is almost certain after no changes for the 2024 YM.
The bad thing is – we don’t know what to expect. The UX can’t be compared to the rest of the lineup. The subcompact luxury crossover is 177 inches long, which also limits the interior space and the number of features designers can add. Still, compared to the non-premium class, the UX is more elegant and comfortable.
The company dropped a classic petrol configuration and the vehicle is now using only a hybrid drivetrain. We’ll see the options after the redesign. The current system should be improved, and additional configurations added. It can be a PHEV or even an EV. The larger NX is an all-electric model, but this setup is unavailable in the US for now.
All in all, it will be exciting to see the all-new 2025 Lexus UX. Here are some of the things we know about it.
2025 Lexus UX Hybrid Specs
Lexus and its parent company, Toyota, are leaders in the electrification. There is no surprise why the petrol engine is dropped since the focus is on the efficiency and savings. The UX can’t haul too much, and it is not the best vehicle for larger families. Exceptional gas mileage makes it up for most downsides, not of the particular vehicle, but the class where it belongs.
A 2.0-liter engine is paired with electric motors to deliver 180 horsepower and return 42 mpg combined. Knowing Toyota, they will try to improve the system and bring it back with more power and miles. Fans won’t have anything against the luxury crossover banging better performance. It is not easy to beat and the upgrade could be costly. A good thing about the UX is the AWD as an optional system. It consumes slightly more gas, but the mileage is still around 40 mpg.
PHEV and EV
A plug-in hybrid is a logical upgrade for the current configuration. The best model to compare the UX to it is Toyota Rav4. The flagship crossover can do 38 mpg while bursting 302 hp. The 2025 Lexus UX won’t go so far, but a performance configuration would be a great alternative.
Another possible drivetrain is all-electric. This one is possible to compare to the NX. It is a larger crossover, but the UX can be the first Lexus EV in the US. The vehicle is announced in Europe. It uses a 150-kWh motor and regenerative braking system to maximize efficiency. There could be other configurations as well, but the goal is to deliver an EV that can go at least 200 miles on a single charge.
Some of the notable features of the UX 300e are a sunroof, triple-LED headlights and the PCU. This feature will maximize the potential and enhance driving experience, no matter of weather and terrain conditions. Do not expect the UX to be an off-roader. High-end options will be Mark-Levinson audio, paddle shifters, premium navigation with improved graphics and traffic updates, or the leather upholstery with the ‘sashiko’ quilting. It is a traditional Japanese technique with more twisted threads.
2025 Lexus UX F Sport
The redesign also means new options and packages. The current model is available in base, Premium, and a couple of F Sport trims. This is the most exciting model thanks to the upgrades that make it look and ride sportier. There won’t be specs enhancements.
The 2025 Lexus UX F Sport will use unique wheels, probably 18-inchers. The exterior is pretty different from the rest of the lineup. There is a lot of black accents. Cornering lights were standard, as well as the ambient lighting. The sunroof as well. The small crossover offers two versions of the F Sport model. A higher grade also adds special suspension, paddle shifters, more driving modes options, and aluminum pedals. Also, seats and steering wheel are sportier. For the new version, HUD should be standard, as well as the big infotainment screen. Ventilated seats are currently optional. There is a big chance that the new UX is going to offer it with one or both F Sport packages.
2025 Lexus UX Will Cost More
After the redesign, the crossover might enter the second generation. All those upgrades will cause the price to go up. The current MSRP starts from $36,500 and the F Sport Handling will cost you at least $44,000. The new version will be $1,000 higher at lower ends. Some unique top trim might sit above the current F Sport with a price tag of around $50,000, or even above, if the carmaker brings a PHEV system. The UX300e electric crossover costs $50,000-$55,000 when we convert local currencies to USD. The release date is not set yet. The 2025 Lexus UX is expected to debut in the second or third quarter of next year.