2019 Lexus UX in West Springfield
Lexus has introduced an exciting new vehicle to their already thorough lineup for the 2019 model year. The UX is a subcompact crossover that has all of the luxury and convenience you would expect from a full-sized model, but in a smaller package – which also means a lower price. There are three trims to choose from – the base UX, F Sport, and Luxury – all with a 169 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission. Take a look below for a summary of what to expect from this exciting new set of wheels.
Comfort and Convenience
The name Lexus not only sounds luxurious, it’s become synonymous with the term. The UX’s design was partly inspired by traditional Japanese concepts in art and architecture. The base trim is nicely set up with heated side mirrors, proximity entry and push-button start, selectable drive modes, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, and a 60/40-split folding rear seating arrangement. There is also a Premium Package that can be added for heated and ventilated front seats, a sunroof, automatic wipers, and unique interior trim inspired by washi, a soft-grain Japanese paper.
The F Sport is set up for enhanced performance with a sport-tuned suspension, an augmented engine sound generator, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and sport-style front seats. Then there’s the top-tier Luxury trim, which provides you with all of the features from the base in addition to its Premium Package’s contents. This appropriately named trim also adds sound-damping front side windows, auto-dimming side mirrors, a hands-free liftgate, and driver-seat memory functions. There are also a few stand-alone options that you can include with any of your UX trims, including a windshield-wiper de-icer, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a heated steering wheel.
The base trim starts you off with the Lexus Safety System 2.0, which includes driver assistance features such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, road sign recognition, and Lexus Enform Safety Connect emergency services. The F Sport does not add any more safety features, but the Luxury trim receives a blind-spot monitor. A few more standalone items can be added to your safety docket, such as triple-beam LED headlights and parking sensors with low-speed automatic braking.
Tech features are generous right out of the gate with the UX. On the base, you will find a standard 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, smartphone app-based navigation, onboard Wi-Fi, four USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and a six-speaker sound system complete with satellite radio. Opting for the F Sport adds an upgraded digital gauge cluster, but going all in with the Luxury trim will round out the standard technology with an integrated navigation system, a 10.3-inch central display, and an eight-speaker audio system. Options include a heads-up display and a wireless smartphone charger.