Lexus UX SUV - MPG, running costs & CO2
Cutting-edge hybrid tech makes the Lexus UX impressively economical, although other running costs may vary
Lexus UX MPG & CO2
The Lexus UX 250h uses the very latest hybrid technology that Toyota has to offer, having much in common with the latest Toyota Prius. Official WLTP figures span from 49.5 to 53.2mpg for the standard UX and 46.3 to 47mpg for the four-wheel drive version. We managed 50mpg in a test car, despite the big 18-inch alloy wheels included with the F-Sport trim level.
Stick with two-wheel drive and the Lexus UX emits from 120g/km of CO2 with 17-inch wheels fitted and 128g/km with 18-inch alloys. Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) liability for company-car drivers spans from 29 to 30%. Emitting around 135g/km, the four-wheel drive UX sits in a higher BiK band with either size wheels.
The Association of British Insurers has placed the Lexus UX in insurance groups 22 to 26 out of 50, making the Lexus a little more expensive to insure than the cheaper but mechanically related Toyota C-HR hybrid, which occupies insurance group 14 in top-spec Excel form. Meanwhile, the most economical Mercedes GLA is in insurance group 21, while the BMW X1 starts in insurance group 26.
Lexus offers fixed-price servicing for all models. Although pricing for the UX has yet to be announced, service schedules are sure to match the pattern of other hybrid models in the range, with a major service every 20,000 miles and an intermediate oil-change service every 10,000 miles.
Lexus' three-year/60,000 mile warranty closely matches that provided by Volkswagen and Audi, but falls behind the three-year/unlimited-mileage warranties of Mercedes and BMW. Yet like parent firm Toyota, you can extend cover up to 10 years or 100,000 miles, provided you continue to have the car serviced at an authorised dealer over the same period. Lexus can provide an extended warranty, though, keeping you covered once your original policy's age or mileage limit is breached. It's also worth noting that the hybrid powertrain comes with a five-year/60,000 mile warranty for extra peace of mind.