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Lexus UX SUV - Practicality & boot space

The Lexus UX is reasonably spacious for passengers, but boot space is tight

Carbuyer Rating

3.9 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

2.5 out of 5

The restrictions enforced by the Lexus UX's compact overall dimensions presented its designers with a major challenge when it came to interior packaging, and the sleek crossover is further hamstrung by its low, curvaceous roofline. As a result, although space inside is adequate, there's no mistaking the Lexus UX for a versatile family car and a lack of space is the car’s biggest weakness.

Lexus UX interior space & storage

Front-seat passengers get by far the best deal inside the UX, where the wraparound dashboard gives the driver a cocooned feeling without claustrophobia setting in. There's more headroom than you might expect, thanks largely to the low-set seats.

The same is true in the back, but the narrow windows don't let a great deal of light in. It means rear-seat passengers get the impression of there being less space than there actually is, and most will actually find knee and headroom adequate.

Boot space

With a high floor, boot space is just 321 litres - a small size for the class and 150 litres less than the BMW X2 offers. Things get even worse with four-wheel drive fitted, because the extra mechanical hardware reduces boot space to 281 litres - less than you get in a Ford Fiesta. The all-electric Mazda MX-30 has a 366 litre boot, despite having a large battery pack to lug around.

The rear seats fold with a 60:40 split should you need to expand the boot without passengers on board, but the steeply raked rear windscreen puts paid to the notion of carrying bulky items.

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