Lexus CT 200h

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | comments

Lexus CT 200h 2013

Lexus CT 200h Prices :

MSRP: $31,850 - $31,850
Invoice: $30,228 - $30,228

The 2013 Lexus CT 200h ranks 8 out of 10 Upscale Small Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 16 published reviews and test drives of the Lexus CT 200h, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.

Although reviewers complain about 2013 Lexus CT 200h’s underpowered engine and lackluster interior, its fuel economy and reliability ratings are two of the best in the class.

Together, the 2013 Lexus CT 200h’s four-cylinder engine and electric motor make just 134 horsepower. According to reviewers, this meager horsepower rating translates to poor acceleration, but it’s important to remember that as a hybrid, the CT 200h prioritizes fuel efficiency. It achieves an EPA-estimated 43/40 mpg city/highway, which is very good for the class. The CT 200h is only available with a continuously variable transmission. This hybrid also has four selectable driving modes, and test drivers say that the Sport mode delivers the best performance because steering is firmer. Still, they’re disappointed with CT 200h’s handling in Sport mode, and say it isn’t as responsive as they’d like. "Our overall impression is of a car that's only a bit more nimble than the hybrid norm and not nearly as sporty as Lexus would like you to believe," says Consumer Guide.

The 2013 CT 200h hatchback seats five, and like most small cars, the rear seats are cramped for adults. Cargo space is good for a hybrid hatchback. Test drivers find the CT 200h’s interior quality and confusing features disappointing. Some say the materials Lexus uses aren’t as opulent as the ones used in the CT 200h’s rivals. Additionally, critics find the CT 200h’s controls and navigation system frustrating to use.

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