2023 Lexus UX: What’s New?

September 13th, 2022 by

2023 Lexus UX Updates

The 2023 Lexus UX will see exciting multimedia and safety updates alongside minor changes including a discontinuation of the UX 200 gas model – making a bold move to becoming Hybrid-only.  Learn more about what’s new for 2023 Lexus UX from the team at North Park Lexus Rio Grande Valley here.

2023 Lexus UX Hybrid

2023 Lexus UX Hybrid (Only)

The highly efficient Lexus UX will only be available in the Hybrid model for 2023.  With the UX 200 discontinued, the 2023 UX Hybrid is still available in eight unique variations including the UX 250h, UX F SPORT Design, UX F SPORT Handling, and UX Premium.  Crafted for the modern frontier, the UX move to hybrid-only is more relevant than ever, especially for those living and driving in California and other states that will soon adopt an electric or hybrid vehicle-only requirement, according to recent news.  We will see if Texas moves in this direction but either way, when you purchase a new Lexus UX, you do not have to worry since the 2023 UX has both covered.

Of course, there is much more to love about the Lexus UX besides its hybrid-only status for the upcoming model year.  Anyone that’s driven the entry-level Lexus SUV can tell you how easy it is to maneuver and park the Lexus UX thanks to its best-in-class 17.1-foot turning radius and highly responsive steering system; and, the UX 250h AWD features an exclusive all-wheel drive system that’s so advanced it can send up to 80% of the torque to the rear wheels when it detects that additional traction is needed.  It is also the lightest and smallest ever in a Lexus which further optimizes fuel economy.   The UX Hybrid also operates on Regular Unleaded Fuel making this five-seater an economic choice for Texas drivers.

2023 UX Update Summary

Models and Trims

  • UX 200 was discontinued (as stated earlier)
  • UX 250h FWD models introduced:
    • Base Model (9721)
    • Premium Model (9723)
    • F SPORT Design Model (9725)
    • F SPORT Handling Model (9727)
  • UX 250h F SPORT AWD (9738) now called F SPORT Handling
  • UX 250h F SPORT Design AWD (9735) is now available
  • UX 250h AWD Luxury (9736) discontinued
  • UX 250h AWD Premium (9733) is now available


  • Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) now available on F SPORT Handling models


  • Iridium exterior color (IL2) is now available
  • Two-tone paint options now available on F SPORT Design and F SPORT Handling models
  • Base grade headlamp design updated
  • Rear combination taillamps updated with darkened extensions – making the 2023 UX look quite sporty and elegant
  • Blue highlights removed from Lexus “L” badging and Hybrid badging removed from rear door rocker panels (see below)

2023 UX Hybrid Removed Badging

  • Variable speed control added to power rear door and response time from button press to door operation shortened from 0.8 seconds to 0.0 seconds – nice!
  • Additional weld points were added for improved structural rigidity
  • Rear door reinforcement changed from aluminum to steel for enhanced rigidity and reduced cabin noise
  • Door window weather-stripping updated to reduce wind noise


  • Updated dashboard and center console design
  • Palomino interior color replaces Glazed Caramel interior color
  • Updated seat material design with Sashiko quilting – love it!
  • The washi-textured dashboard now standard on all non-F SPORT and F SPORT Design models
  • New textured dashboard and instrument panel for F SPORT Handling models
  • Lapis washi-textured dashboard is discontinued
  • A/C buttons updated
  • Remote Touch control pad discontinued and replaced with either small item storage or seat heat/cooling buttons
  • Palm-rest-mounted audio controls discontinued and replaced with small item storage

2023 UX Multimedia Updates


  • Multimedia system updated to Lexus Interface System (Gen 12):
    • Standard 8.0-inch high-resolution touchscreen display
    • Available 12.3-inch high-resolution touchscreen display
    • The multimedia screen moved forward 5.6-inches for convenient touchscreen operation
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Integrated streaming with Apple Music and Amazon Music (requires Wi-Fi Connect)
    • Driver Profiles (up to three) for both multimedia settings, favorites, and vehicle memory settings
    • Assistant with “Hey Lexus” wake feature
    • Drive Connect (requires subscription):
      • Cloud-based Navigation System
      • Intelligent Assistant
      • Destination Assist
    • Wi-Fi Connect hotspot for up to five devices
    • Over the Air (OTA) update capability

Safety and Security

  • Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 (LSS+ 2.0) updated to Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 (LSS+ 2.5), which adds:
    • Intersection Turn Assist
    • Emergency Steering Assist
    • All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) with Curve Speed Reduction
  • New buzzer sound incorporated into kick sensor to notify the user when to remove foot from sensor area – thank you!!

2023 Lexus UX Updates

Want more? You can download the 2023 Lexus UX Brochure: MY23-Lexus-UXh-Brochure and contact our Lexus sales team to learn more about the incoming and available 2023 Lexus UX hybrids coming soon to San Juan, Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley.