Lexus UX 250h reliability & safety

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

Lexus UX
Euro NCAP Adult protection Child protection Safety assist
5 stars 96% 85% 77%

While the Lexus UX is a new model, there’s plenty of data and history on other Lexus cars, as well as equivalent Toyotas on which it's based. The firm has performed consistently well in our sister title Auto Express' 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, along with a five-star seal of approval from the independent experts at Euro NCAP.

Lexus UX reliability & problems

The Lexus UX on went on sale in 2018, so it's too new to have featured in the latest edition of our sister title Auto Express' Driver Power owner satisfaction survey. However, Lexus owners are a passionate bunch and have raved about the dependability of their cars and the service they get from dealers 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.


The Lexus UX has been crash-tested by Euro NCAP and received the maximum five-star rating, along with high scores for adult and child occupant protection, as well as its safety assistance systems.

Equipment-wise, 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.