2025 Lexus UX 300h hybrid will get extra energy, greater mpg


The Lexus UX hybrid crossover will get a lift in energy and gas economic system for the 2025 mannequin 12 months, together with a change in badging from UX 250h to UX 300h.

It is nonetheless basically the identical design that was launched for the 2019 mannequin 12 months and refreshed for 2022, however now with some modifications to the hybrid system. This is identical planetary system utilized in different Lexus (and Toyota hybrids), and retains a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine for gasoline energy, nevertheless it now options extra highly effective electrical motors. As earlier than, a devoted motor powers the rear wheels in all-wheel-drive fashions.

2025 Lexus UX 300h

2025 Lexus UX 300h

Mixed output from gasoline and electrical sources is now 196 hp, up from 181 hp earlier than. Lexus estimates 0-60 mph in 7.9 seconds with all-wheel drive and eight.0 seconds with front-wheel drive. The latter is an enchancment of 0.4 second over the 2024 UX 250h, however Lexus did not publish a 0-60 mph time for the all-wheel-drive model of the outgoing mannequin.

Lexus additionally anticipates improved gas economic system of 43 mpg mixed for front-wheel-drive fashions and 41 mpg mixed for all-wheel-drive fashions. The outgoing UX hybrid is EPA-rated at 42 mpg mixed with front-wheel drive and 39 mpg mixed with all-wheel drive.

2025 Lexus UX 300h

2025 Lexus UX 300h

Aside from the hybrid powertrain upgrades, the UX continues mainly unchanged. The smallest and least-expensive Lexus, it is out there solely as a hybrid within the U.S. A completely electrical model, the UX 300e, has been offered in Europe since 2020. It received a greater battery and extra vary final 12 months.

The UX adopted the sportier-looking, sportier-driving Lexus CT hybrid hatchback because the entry-level mannequin within the luxurious model’s lineup. In contrast to the CT, the UX has designed to catch the crossover wave that reveals no indicators of breaking anytime quickly.


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