Lexus UX 250h reliability & safety

Lexus owners are a satisfied bunch and UX safety should be top-notch, too

While the Lexus UX is a brand-new model, there’s plenty of data and history on other Lexus models, as well as equivalent Toyotas on which the car is based. The firm has performed consistently well in our annual Driver Power satisfaction survey, proving owners are, on the whole, very content with their cars.

Safety has always been a big selling point for Toyota and its premium sub-brand Lexus, and the UX comes loaded with all the latest technology. While it hasn’t been crash-tested by Euro NCAP just yet, we expect it to perform well when the time comes.

Lexus UX reliability & problems

The Lexus UX on went on sale in 2018, so it's too new to have featured in the latest Driver Power owner satisfaction survey. However, Lexus owners are a passionate bunch and have raved about the dependability of their cars for years.

The larger Lexus RX and NX placed fifth and sixth respectively in the 2018 survey of the top 75 cars to own. The manufacturer came top overall, too, beating Alfa Romeo, Honda and Nissan.

Safety

The Lexus UX is too new to have been crash-tested by Euro NCAP. However, it is likely to be assessed before the end of 2018. That said, we expect the small SUV to post solid scores regardless, as both the Toyota Prius and Toyota C-HR (with which the UX shares a chassis) were awarded five stars in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Lexus has form, too, as the larger NX is also a five-star SUV.

All UX models get eight airbags and Lexus Safety System+ featuring radar-guided cruise control, a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assistance and road-sign recognition.