2021 Lexus UX vs. Its Competition

2021 Lexus UX
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Bite-size SUVs are the in thing for luxury car shoppers, and every premium brand now has their own version.

Two of our favorites come from less-expected places: Volvo and Jaguar.

The XC40 is dripping with personality, while the E-Pace brings the brand’s suave style to the masses.

The Audi Q3 has bucks-up styling and features at a reasonable price.

BMW’s X1 doesn’t thrill for its driving dynamics, but it is well-equipped and delivers excellent acceleration.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class was first on the scene, and a fresh redesign for 2020 keeps the littlest ‘ute to bear the three-pointed star a strong contender.

2021 Lexus UX2021 Lexus UX
2021 Audi Q32021 Audi Q3
2021 BMW X12021 BMW X1
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 2502021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
2021 Volvo XC402021 Volvo XC40
2020 Jaguar E-Pace2020 Jaguar E-Pace
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Quick Specs
The 2021 Lexus UX taps design verve to hawk its cozy interior space and its middling performance.
The 2021 Audi Q3 is bulky but not brash, with good tech and space inside for passengers and gear.
The 2021 BMW X1 is an appealing crossover with hatchback moves, but keep a lid on options for the better value.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest and least expensive SUV in its lineup, and a welcome entry to the brand.
The 2021 Volvo XC40 is a high-personality compact crossover with plenty of features for the money.
The 2020 Jaguar E-Pace is a city-sized luxury SUV that’s stylish and fun to drive, but not without faults.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
29 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsSmall SUV 4WDLarge CarsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
UX 200 FWDPremium 40 TFSI quattrosDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleGLA 250 SUVT4 FWD MomentumP250 AWD
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll 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/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Lexus UX vs. 2021 Audi Q32021 Lexus UX vs. 2021 BMW X12021 Lexus UX vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class2021 Lexus UX vs. 2021 Volvo XC402021 Lexus UX vs. 2020 Jaguar E-Pace