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2025 Lexus UX 300h more powerful, more expensive, starts at $37,490 – Autoblog



Lexus has uploaded the updated UX to its configurator, the more powerful compact hybrid crossover renamed UX 300h from UX 250h. That higher number leads to more power from Toyota’s fifth-generation hybrid powertrain, the same one used in the latest Toyota Prius. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder core is aided by a pair of motor-generators, a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and a lithium-ion battery instead of the current UX 250h’s nickel-metal hydride pack. Lexus also fitted a new hybrid transaxle to increase system output to 196 horsepower, up from 181 in the 2024 car.

The extra power translates to higher MSRPs compared to the 2024 UX 250h, figures ranging from $800 to $2,290. Prices, including the $1,150 destination charge, and their differences from 2023, are:

  • Base: $37,490 ($800)
  • Prime: $40,690 ($1,540)
  • F-Sport design: $41,440 ($2,290)
  • Sport Handling F: $45,955 ($1,835)

These all buy front-wheel drive versions. Adding another motor to the rear axle for all-wheel drive costs $1,570.

Copper Crest, an eye-catching color first available on the RX crossover for the 2023 model year, joins the base and Premium trim palette; it may only be available on F Sport models in a two-tone palette with black as a secondary color. Inside, changes include a smaller gear lever made possible by Shift-by-Wire technology, redesigned buttons on the door panels and additional chrome trim. The base UX comes with a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, Premium and F Sport models get a new 12.3-inch unit for 2025. Base, Premium and F Sport Design models come with as standard with an eight-inch infotainment screen. Premium and F Sport Design can be optioned up to a 12.3-inch touchscreen for $1,405, the F Sport Handling comes with a larger screen.

Lexus pegs the 2025 UX 300h’s 0-60 mph time at 7.9 seconds for the front-wheel-drive version, 8.0 seconds for the all-wheel-drive model and an improvement of about half a second for each . The automaker estimates fuel economy on the combined cycle will check in at 43 miles per gallon in the front vehicle, 41 mpg with all-wheel drive. Assuming the EPA gives the same numbers, the FWD version would do one better in combined mpg than the 2024 UX 250h, the AWD version would do two better.

The UX should reach dealerships soon.



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