2019 Lexus UX vs. Its Competition

2019 Lexus UX (UX250h E-Four hybrid)
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Lexus UX is one of a slew of compact crossovers that anchor the lineups of some big luxury nameplates.

The BMW X1 and Volvo XC40 are the freshest faces in the segment and each has its own appealing set of virtues.

The Volvo is particularly design-forward and is a strong value, too.

The BMW feels more thrifty and less nimble than its showroom siblings, but it’s relatively spacious.

Mercedes-Benz builds the GLA-Class and shares the architecture with the Infiniti QX30; they're both full of compromises, particularly in ride quality, but are solid to drive.

Audi's Q3 is new for the 2019 model year, and its shape doesn’t change much, though its tech offerings are much richer.

2019 Lexus UX (UX250h E-Four hybrid)2019 Lexus UX
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2019 Audi Q32019 Audi Q3
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2019 BMW X12019 BMW X1
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2019 Infiniti QX302019 INFINITI QX30
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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2019 Volvo XC40 First Drive2019 Volvo XC40
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Quick Specs
The 2019 Lexus UX gives its maker a kicky new entry point for crossover shoppers.
The 2019 Audi Q3 whispers “GTI” in the ears of brand-conscious drivers—but it’s, like, discreet about it.
The 2019 BMW X1 crossover is the right shape and the right price for entry luxury buyers willing to overlook some flaws.
The 2019 Infiniti QX30 stands out with style and sprightliness but makes compromises in interior space.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA merges hatchback size with crossover functionality and luxury appointments, with better-than-average results.
The 2019 Volvo XC40 upends tradition—and traditional style—in mostly acceptable ways, and kicks off the car-subscription era with a stylish bang.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
29 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsCompact CarsLarge CarsCompact CarsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
UX 200 FWD2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattrosDrive28i Sports Activity VehiclePURE FWDGLA 250 SUVT4 FWD Momentum
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic/CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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