2019 Lexus UX vs. 2019 Jaguar E-Pace Comparison
2019 Lexus UX
Starting Price: $33,025 | Price Yours
Above Average: Price, hybrid option, Lexus quality and resale, fuel economy
Below Average: Cargo space, AWD only offered with hybrid and only works at speeds under 43 mph, tepid acceleration and performance, annoying touchpad controller
Consensus: A fuel-efficient small luxury commuter for people who don’t need a lot interior room, but desire the quality, style and status of a Lexus.
2019 Jaguar E-Pace
Starting Price: $39,895 | Price Yours
Above Average: Adept handling, impressive power and acceleration, real off-road ability, warranty period, standard AWD
Below Average: Starting price, fuel economy
Consensus: A well-equipped, stylish compact SUV with a storied name and great road manners but with a high sticker price and yet to be determined long-term reliability.
The 2019 Lexus UX is basically an entry-level crossover that offers buyers a foot in the Lexus door without breaking the bank. Not intended for off-road duty or rugged rural trails, the UX is more an urban dweller. Its tiny size makes it easy to maneuver in tight city confines, and its hybrid engine option returns a combined 39-mpg, a best-in-class bragging right. Where the UX falls short is in the area of performance, namely acceleration and cornering. Those looking for the sportiest ride possible should definitely step up to the UX F-Sport models. We’d also recommend going with the UX 250h hybrid over the UX 200 gasoline only version as it nets you more horsepower and all-wheel drive, but even then there’s a catch. The UX 250h’s AWD only works at speed up to 43 mph, after which the rear electric motors shut off leaving the front wheels to do all the work.
The 2019 Jaguar E-Pace comes late to the subcompact crossover game, but it comes packing a punch. From its impressively powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engine choices to its sports car-like ride and handling, the E-Pace is the luxury SUV for the enthusiast driver. At nearly $7,000 more than the entry-level Lexus UX 200, the E-Pace isn’t exactly cheap, although for that price you do get a more powerful engine, standard all-wheel drive and a few more perks. The E-Pace can’t compete with the hybrid UX 250h’s fuel economy, but its all-wheel drive system is quite capable of venturing off-road, something the Lexus can’t do. The E-Pace also matches the UX’s tight turning circle and bests it for interior and cargo space. You’ll also find more high-end options on the E-Pace, such as a massive glass panel roof, active torque vectoring, a rubberized wristband that acts as a remote key fob and 14-way leather power seats.
Lexus UX Advantages
The UX costs less than a comparable E-Pace, and its ride is softer and bit more comfortable. The UX has more front seat legroom and a slightly smaller turning circle, as well as better fuel economy from either the gas or hybrid model.
Jaguar E-Pace Advantages
The E-Pace offers superior performance from its more powerful engine options, better handling and more luxury features, as well as standard all-wheel drive. It can also venture off-road with confidence and offers an additional 10,000 miles on its standard warranty.
Both the UX and E-Pace come with a host of standard driver assists, including automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning. Both offer small turning circles for ease of maneuvering, high-end audio options and strong resale values.
When it comes to performance, the 2019 Jaguar E-Pace has it in spades, but with a nearly $40,000 starting price, you’ll pay dearly for the privilege. The Lexus UX isn’t as fast or luxurious, but its also much less expensive, offers superior fuel economy from its hybrid trim and stylistically is a bit more cutting edge.
Ready to buy a compact luxury SUV? Find a Jaguar E-Pace or Lexus UX near you!
|2019 Lexus UX||2019 Jaguar E-Pace|
|Engine||2.0-liter I4||2.0-liter turbo I4|
|Horsepower||169 hp @ 6,600 rpm||246 hp @ 5,500 rpm|
|Torque||151 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm||269 lb-ft @ 1,200-4,500 rpm|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable||Automatic, 9-spd|
|Fuel Economy||33 mpg (29 city/37 hwy)||24 mpg (21 city/28 hwy)|
|Also Available||Hybrid, AWD||296 hp 2.0-liter turbo I4|
|Warranty||4 years/50,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
|NHTSA Safety Rating||n/a||n/a|
|Max Seating Capacity||5||5|
|Wheelbase||103.9 inches||105.6 inches|
|Overall Length||177.0 inches||173.0 inches|
|Width||72.4 inches||78.1 inches|
|Height||59.8 inches||64.9 inches|
|Turning Diameter||34.2 feet||34.7 feet|
|Headroom, Front||37.2 inches||39.2 inches|
|Headroom, Rear||36.3 inches||38.2 inches|
|Legroom, Front||42.1 inches||40.6 inches|
|Legroom, Rear||33.1 inches||35.1 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Front||55.1 inches||56.1 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Rear||52.9 inches||55.8 inches|
|EPA Passenger Volume||90.4 cu. ft.||n/a|
|EPA Cargo Volume||21.7 cu. ft.||24.2 cu. ft.|