STATUS: New for 2019 and unchanged for 2020 - This small wagon is shorter than the compact NX wagon by about five inches, however the wheelbase is shy by only an inch, which aids rear-seat passenger comfort. The rest of the body's knife-edge creases and angles extend all the way back to the rear hatch. The taillights are joined by a translucent red ribbon that appears to double as a spoiler. The interior layout is more restrained, with a central gauge directly in the driver's line of sight, redundant steering-wheel-located pushbuttons on the steering wheel and climate-control switches on the instrument panel. The front-wheel-drive UX 200 comes with a 169-horsepower four-cylinder engine, while all-wheel-drive UX 250h hybrid uses the a non-turbo 2.0 and three electric motors for 175 combined horsepower. Both models are connected to continuously variable transmissions, but the hybrid's paddle shifters control 10 built-in "steps" that create the sensation of a geared automatic. The UX arrives with plenty of standard equipment, including emergency braking and pedestrian detection and avoidance. An F Sport package with sharper suspension tuning, unique grille and wheels, blacked-out trim and sport-style front seats with added bolsters is available for both the UX 200 and 250h..
Base price (incl. destination): $33,200 (UX 200); $35,500 (UX 250h)
Type: Compact utility vehicle
Engines (h.p.): 2.0-liter I-4, turbocharged (169); 2.0-liter I-4 with electric assist (175)
Transmission: Continuously variable (CVT)
Drivetrain: Front- /all-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 31/35/33 (UX 200)
Base weight (lb.): 3,310