The Lexus UX 250h and Toyota RAV4 Hybrid are often compared to each other. While they have certain similarities, both vehicles have major factors differentiating them. In this blog, we are comparing Lexus UX 250h and Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and helping readers in choosing a reliable model.

Fuel Economy and Range 

On the EPA test cycle, the RAV4 Hybrid scores up to 41 city/37 hwy, whereas the UX 250h got up to 41 city/38 hwy. The UX250h comes with regenerative brakes that convert the inertia into energy, thereby minimizing the wastage and maximizing the efficiency. 

However, the RAV4 Hybrid doesn't feature a regenerative braking system. In heavy traffic, the engine of UX will get automatically turned off as the vehicle halts. This helps in saving fuel and reducing pollution. And the driver is ready to move; the engine restarts automatically. RAV4 lacks an automatic start/stop system as well. 

Tires and Wheels 

The tires in the UX series provide more stable handling as they equip over 50 series profile, providing stiffer sidewall. The RAV4 Hybrid, on the other hand, comes with basic 65 series tires. Moreover, the UX series comes with standard 18-inch wheels, whereas; RAV4 Hybrid comes with 17-inch wheels. 

The run-flat tires featured on the UX series can be driven up to 50 miles without the need for air pressure, enabling the rider to drive to the nearest repair station. This feature is not provided in the RAV4 Hybrid. 

Chassis 

The UX Series weighs less than Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (200-400 pounds), making the former option more efficient to handle and accelerate. Moreover, the UX Series is around 3.9 inches shorter as opposed to the RAV4, making the UX series easier to manoeuvre and park in congested locations. 

Reliability 

A quality study conducted on both Lexus UX 250H and Toyota RAV4 Hybrid showed that the Lexus model has better initial quality as opposed to Toyota vehicles. Lexus UX 250 comes first in terms of reliability and stands above the industry average. 

Safety 

For improved safety, the front, as well as rear seat shoulder belts in Lexus UX Series, have pretensioners to secure the seatbelts and reduce dangerous slacks in case of collision. Moreover, the force limiters are present to reduce the belt's pressure exerted on the passengers. However, this feature is not provided in the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Moreover, the UX series come with Whiplash Injury Lessening Front Seatbacks, which leverages a specially designed seat to prevent the driver and passenger from getting whiplash. The Whiplash Lessening Front Seatbacks system enables the backrest to move backward to provide adequate support to the rider and passenger. Additionally, the headrests travel forwards to prevent any spine and neck injuries. 

Both the vehicles have a standard driver as well as passenger front airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, lane departure warning systems, four-wheel antilock brakes, day running lights, rear view cameras, blind-spot warning system rear cross-path warning, and rear parking sensors. 

Both Lexus UX 250h and Toyota RAV4 Hybrid are reviewed against multiple facets. And it is quite evident that the Lexus models win the game with its more advanced and customer-centric features and specifications.