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Motor Trend Reviews the Lexus UX Crossover

Lexus UX Review Motor Trend

The folks at Motor Trend are not sold on the Lexus UX crossover, turning in a lukewarm review with a harsh final judgment:

In public, the 2019 Lexus UX stands out, especially in F Sport guise with its blacked-out grille and large faux air intakes in the lower front fascia. Taillights with integrated fins create a distinctive look, especially with the full-width LED light strip. The available triple-beam LED headlights provide the full predator effect.

With both of our testers checking in at just over $40,000, you have to be completely sold on the Lexus’ curb appeal, unique interior design, or the hybrid’s superior fuel economy to get a UX. Young, tech-savvy consumers who expect everything to seamlessly integrate with their lives will find it hard to overlook the UX’s poor packaging, frustrating driver assists, and complicated infotainment system.

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The 2019 Lexus UX Provides Plenty of Luxe for Your Buck
Lexus's new entry-level crossover is convincingly premium, despite being little more than a dressed-up Toyota hatchback.

Our more cynical side wants to deride Lexus for pandering to badge snobs with a vehicle that amounts to little more than a dressed-up econobox. But all the cool kids are doing it these days, and the UX is mostly convincing in its impersonation of a premium product, thanks to its plush interior, agreeable demeanor, and—yes—even its polarizing looks.
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a23065063/2019-lexus-ux-crossover-first-drive/
I like it and believe many other people will too. Lexus and Toyota never seem to get great reviews from many of publications out there not sure why - it is the same in South Africa fortunately most of the public know a good thing when they see it.
My simple explanation is that most of the people reviewing cars in many publications are young guys wanting all cars to be Porsche like and drive like sports cars. They simply have no idea about how trouble free these two brands are particularly compared to many of the fancy brands. To own a Lexus or a Toyota is a priviledge and one to be grateful for.
Jezza819
(...) My previous car before my current '17 IS200t was a CT200h and I hated every minute of it.
Why would you get a car that you hate? This thread full of messages that make me scratch my head: From all the talk about the greatness of using metal covering the primary driver airbag, to the Mazda 3 supposedly having nicer interior quality than the UX, which seems to contradict that the UX has class leading interior quality. See, as an example, in-debt reviews of both the UX and Mazda 3 by Savage Geese.

I also have a CT. It is a nice, silent and calm ride. It was exactly what I needed back in 2012 when I had back issues. It simply had the best seats and calmest ride in the class. Now it is great for those hectic days where I know work will be hectic. To contrast the throwaway lines in the topgear review: Cramped? Yes. Uncomfortable? Not by a long shot!
LDeleuran
Why would you get a car that you hate? This thread full of messages that make me scratch my head: From all the talk about the greatness of using metal covering the primary driver airbag, to the Mazda 3 supposedly having nicer interior quality than the UX, which seems to contradict that the UX has class leading interior quality. See, as an example, in-debt reviews of both the UX and Mazda 3 by Savage Geese.

I also have a CT. It is a nice, silent and calm ride. It was exactly what I needed back in 2012 when I had back issues. It simply had the best seats and calmest ride in the class. Now it is great for those hectic days where I know work will be hectic. To contrast the throwaway lines in the topgear review: Cramped? Yes. Uncomfortable? Not by a long shot!
Because it was our cheapest lease and what I could afford at the time. Actually the seats were about the only thing I did like about it.
Jezza819
Because it was our cheapest lease and what I could afford at the time. Actually the seats were about the only thing I did like about it.
So the lease agency had a selection of cars and the CT was the only one within budget? That sounds like a bad situation.

In my area the BMW 1-series occupies this entry point for leasing and is frequently seen with hubcaps and cloth seats. When I say frequently, I am talking about there being at least one of these ultimate driver's cars for every 20 or so cars I see. Only the Volkswagen Golf is more common!

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