I purchased one of the first UX250H's on the east coast after 3 weeks of test driving all of the other vehicles in it's class and I have to say this is the best. Most of the tech comes standard and the added power of the hybrid engine and stability of all wheel drive makes it really feel like a sport car when in "Sport Mode" and a luxury vehicle when in "Normal Mode".
One word of caution, the hybrid model loses some trunk height (a couple inches) to the battery system but its worth it and you wont miss it.
With this one Lexus will maintain the advantage they claimed with the first luxury SUV and open up a new market for themselves to dominate.
Got this hybrid version for the AWD, gas mileage, premium interior feel, and safety features (specifically the lane centering). After a few thousand miles, still love its usefulness, look/feel, and performance. For me, a big differentiator in the 2019 model year for many brands of cars is the lane centering vs lane keep vs lane departure warning. The Lexus is among the best I test drove--centers the car in the lane pretty reliably on straight-ish highways, and reminds you every 15 seconds to touch the steering wheel. The "ping pong" lane keeping systems (like Subaru and a couple others) aren't as useful for long trips, just bounce back and forth between lane lines.
I'm not sure who reads car reviews on Amazon, but if you're in the market for this car, a couple notes that I didn't see highlighted in more mainstream car reviews: - No Android support. It is built around Apple. If you've got an Android phone, some of the phone/car integration is crippled or impossible. Not that I miss it--my phone is going to always be more advanced than the 2019 software (probably written and designed a few years ago). - No possibility of a hitch, even for a lightweight bike rack. It is a new car model, so I'm holding out a slight hope that someone comes up with one. But, I'm not holding out too much hope--the Lexus manual says something to the effect that the frame will not support any kind of hitch. If you want to carry bikes, you can choose a hatchback-style strap-on bike rack, or a roof rack. Neither option is my favorite, but the roof rack looks good.