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Lexus LBX 1.5 Cool Review
13 Feb 2024  |  Lexus Reviews
Without losing sight of its identity as a Lexus, the LBX confidently expands what one expects from the brand within a tightly-executed, bite-sized package.
What We Dislike
Limited space in rear bench
Thigh support for front seats could be improved
Doesn't match its larger siblings in terms of refinement
   Consumer Reviews of Lexus LBX Hybrid
2 Consumer Reviews
4.5 Reliability
4.5 Features
Exterior Styling
4.5 Interior Design
Value for money
3.5 Engine Performance

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142 reviews
76 points
65 forum posts Joined on 15-Mar-2009
The Nimble LBX Hybrid.  Posted on 14 Apr 2024
Comfort 4.0 Reliability 3.0
Handling 5.0 Features 4.0
Exterior Styling 4.0 Interior Design 5.0
Value for money 2.0 Engine Performance 3.0

Went by showroom to see the LBX since after MotorShow 2024.

First looks, its a compact SUV of 5 seaters comes with new exterior design. Comes in 2 variant, Elegant and Cool of a small top up option.

Between the 2 variants, COOL comes with HUD and some other more features which the top up amount is certainly worth it.

Interior, a nice flushed in design, compared to the other models of a large screen (though also partially flushed in but jutted out), at least the speedometer is built in like VW and Skoda virtual cockpit than BMW and Mercedes panaromic glass screen standing.

Consistency among all models, it comes with electric seats, electric steering controls, auto hold, electric tailgate,

It will be great if there is a sun or moon roof option.

Comes with the usual gadgets BUT their safety features are the same across all Lexus models, like the mentioned below...Which is a good consistency that other makes should follow suit.

Pre-Collision System
Road Sign Assist
Rear Crossing Traffic Alert
Parking Support Brake
Lane Departure Alert
Blind Sport Alert
Safe Exit Assist
Park Assist Sensor

I must say the SAFE EXIT ASSIST is a good to have, when you parked and off engine, wanting to exit your vehicle, should there be any incoming object or person, this will alert you.

Also, their new door handle uses double push in than the conventional lever pull out which has been around for decades, a certainly good design too.

Driving off is a pleasure as its a small SUV, compared to its larger siblings from NX onwards.

A new way of gear shift, propritary to Lexus as tried, is a new way to get used to it along the way shoud you own any of Lexus series.

On the roads, tend to be a little noisy, due to its a 3 cylinder engine and when revved high to overtake, its even noisier and kind of draggy to a certain extent, same in SPORTS mode.

Hybrid uses both petrol and battery to power this car is good for long drives and unlike with turbo, its not for dashing use.

Handling is a breeze as its a compact SUV than its other siblings.

Parking is simple as comes with full body sensors with the guards of parking brake assist, making it so easy to use this feature and park.

Overall, its a nimble compact SUV to have for its many safety features without any shortage despite a smaller model.

What I like
Nicely flushed in interior
Small and nimble drive
Well equipped with many safety features, consistent across all models
360 sensors
New interior design like door handle and gear shifting

What I do not like
No sunroof or moonroof option
3 cylinder engine
Noisy when high revved or overtaking (due to its a 3 cylinder)
No turbo option
Price tag

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2 reviews
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Most practical and fuel efficient car I've ever owned  Posted on 21 Mar 2024
Comfort 5.0 Reliability 4.0
Handling 4.0 Features 5.0
Exterior Styling 5.0 Interior Design 5.0
Value for money 5.0 Engine Performance 4.0

Lexus LBX is the most practical and comfortable car i ever owned.
Size good for me and my wife as the cabin is comfortable and a bit roomy as compared to the brands in the same segment.
My first hybrid car that gives convenience to drive around and economical fuel consumption.
The Mark Levinson sound system works Ok and can be set to individual liking.
Overall a very stylish design car in and out, with a lot features on it.

What I like
Stylish Interior and Exterior design.
Comfortable and easy handling.
Smooth ride and a bit quiet while on move.
Economical fuel consumption, small fuel tank but give more milage. I Like..
Generous rear boot compartment size
18" rims package

What I do not like
rear seat a bit tight, only good for two
engine a bit noisy when accelerate more
Mark Levinson need to put on high volume to have sound clarity
Price a bit high but worth to owned it

Lexus LBX Hybrid
4 stars - based on 2 reviews