Lexus UX 250h practicality & boot space

The Lexus UX prioritises form over function, and as a result isn’t the most practical car in its class

Space for passengers inside the Lexus UX is generous enough, but whoever you bring along for the ride will have to pack light; the compact SUV gets a small boot and limited storage solutions. There’s room for adults in the rear, however, and there’s plenty of adjustment in the seats and steering wheel.

Lexus UX interior space, storage & comfort

If you’re sitting up front, the Lexus UX feels spacious enough, and there’s loads of adjustment in the seat and steering wheel for even the tallest or smallest drivers to get comfortable. The seats – as in any modern Lexus – are super-plush, and support you in all the right places. Even after several hundred miles, you can get out feel as fresh as when you got in.

Space in the back is adequate rather than particularly generous. Headroom is actually surprisingly generous given the sloping roofline, while average-sized adults won’t be left wanting for knee room, either. Three across the back might be a bit of a squeeze, especially in F-Sport cars with the black headlining – a choice that made things feel quite dark in the rear of our test car.

When it comes to interior storage, most drivers will feel sufficiently catered for. There’s a leather-lidded cubby between the front seats, as well as a pair of cup-holders ahead of the infotainment touchpad and gearlever. The cheap-feeling glovebox (one of the only areas that lets quality slip, in fact) is a good enough size, and there are door bins for bottles and loose items.

Boot space

Lexus hasn’t provided official figures for the Lexus UX’s boot space. However, our assessment of the load bay suggests it isn’t quite as big as you might hope. The high bumper and raised boot floor make it tricky to load heavy items, while the shallow depth means luggage capacity isn’t as generous as the available area in some of the UX’s closest rivals. Of course, you can fold the seats down, but even then it’s trumped by many of its conventional petrol or diesel competitors.