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  • 2021 Lexus UX 250h Black Line Special Edition Review

    2021 Lexus UX 250h Black Line Special Edition Review

    If you asked me to name the most unusual vehicle in the Lexus lineup, this would be my pick. The 2021 Lexus UX250h. It’s the smallest SUV in the lineup and while Lexus officially calls it a luxury compact crossover, I’m more apt to dub it a hatchback. It’s designed for city living and will appeal to those looking for both style and fuel efficiency. My test model is the Black Line Special Edition, based on the Premium trim, and limited to 1,000 models for 2021. 

    Exterior

    The UX250h’s Black Line sporty looks get my thumbs up. The all-new Grecian water hue looks great set against all the black accents which include a black grille surround, blackened headlamps and black side mirrors. The black roof rails and optional crossbars add to its stylish appeal, as do the great-looking 18-inch black wheels framed by body-colored over-fenders. The tail end lighting signature does as well and I’m a fan of the long LED light bar stretching across the back made up of 120 LEDs. 

    Interior

    The UX250h Premium features a well-designed cabin with soft-touch materials. This Black Line edition features optional Black NuLuxe-trimmed seats with blue stitching and matching seat belts. The 10-way power, 2 way power lumbar driver’s seat is supportive. The passenger’s seat is 8-way power.  I’d love to see the leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel get the Black Line blue stitching, as well. Also on my steering wheel wish list, an audio mute button. Beyond the steering wheel you see the 7-inch mostly digital TFT instrument cluster.