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2019 Lexus UX 200 is an aggressive-looking small luxury crossover

Lexus' new gateway crossover SUV possess eye-catching looks, but is light on performance.

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The UX 200 becomes the smallest entry in the Lexus crossover SUV lineup. 

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The UX is built on Toyota's GA-C (Global Architecture Compact) modular platform and is closely related to the the more budget-friendly C-HR. 

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However, the UX's chassis does get additional laser welding and structural adhesives over its Toyota counterpart.

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For a distinctive look, the UX wears Lexus' spindle grille up front, plastic cladding on the sides for some toughness, and slick three-dimensional taillights.

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The UX 200 is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine making 169 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. That works with with a continuously variable transmission that routes power to the front wheels.  

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EPA estimates have the UX 200 returning 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.

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Acceleration is leisurely and is disappointing when German competitors like the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA all pack turbocharged fours making at least 200 horsepower or more.

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The UX's interior also impresses with excellent build quality and materials throughout. Disappointingly, the clunky Remote Touch Interface remains to control infotainment functions.

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Apple CarPlay capabilities also come standard, but Lexus still hasn't rolled out Android Auto support.

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The 2019 Lexus UX 200 starts at $33,025, which includes $1,025 for destination. The UX 200 Luxury model pictured here tallies at $38,225. 

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