The 2015 Lexus CT 200h gets a few small updates but is mostly carryover. Among the changes are the integration of the iPhone-compatible Siri Eyes Free Mode for the infotainment system, additional voice commands for the navigation system, and the addition of Slacker radio to the Lexus Enform app suite.
The 2014 CT 200h receives Lexus' signature spindle-grille design, as well as new 17-inch wheels, revised rear styling and a solid-black roof panel on the F-Sport trim. A new, thinner fixed navigation and Display Audio screen graces the dash while rain-sensing wipers are added to the Premium package.
The 2013 CT 200h is little changed. Silver Lining Metallic and Ultra White paint colors are added, the navigation system has some updates, and Park Assist and a Seat Comfort package (heated front seats and power adjustment added for the front passenger) are now available as stand-alone options.
All-new for the 2011 model year, the 2012 CT 200h is little changed. Nebula Gray Pearl paint replaces Smoky Granite Mica this year. Also, new is a Vehicle Proximity Notification System that beeps when the little Lexus hybrid is in electric mode to alert cyclists and pedestrians.
The 2015 Lexus CT 200h hybrid offers up a sporty and stylish shape that wears the now-familiar Lexus grille, but actually shares most of its mechanical underpinnings – including its hybrid powertrain – with the Toyota Prius. It's not just a reskin, though, as Lexus puts its own stamp on the CT 200h. The exterior styling is unmistakably Lexus, while the interior is swathed in leather and upscale fabrics, much better sound-deadening and plentiful luxury features. It also pumps up the 1.8-liter gasoline/hybrid electric motor powertrain. While the CT 200h doesn't offer the same fuel economy as a Prius, it has already established itself as a fuel-efficiency leader in the luxury class against competitors like the Audi A3 diesel and Cadillac ELR.
By Carson on Saturday, August 25, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,500overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"This is my third hybrid, having previously owned a Camry Hybrid, then Prius IV (2010). It definitely doesn't have the zip of the Camry, and is actually a little less zippy than the Prius in "speed" mode....but does quite alright by me. In "sport" mode, gives an added kick....though it could be more. My only other complaint is that it's a bit snug (I'm a hefty guy) and has less storage capacity than the Prius....but I wanted something that felt substantial. The Prius always felt like driving a plastic car....and boy did it rattle and get blown all over the road. The CT200 is ultra posh and comfortable, definitely a luxury car feel for a small compact car. The safety features are awesome, the tech is great (don't mind the sound system, that others say is too outdated), the steering is very responsive....I just love this car! Only wish they had more colors. Would have loved to get the yellow one, but there are very few made, and I didn't think anyone would want a yellow Lexus on trade-in. But, to not offer a blue or green is ridiculous. The blue is only for the F-sport. So, regular buyers get grey, silver, white, black and red."
14 people out of 14 found this review helpful
By Keven on Tuesday, December 04, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Cons: "A bit small for tall people, Can use more HP"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Looking for a FUN/LUXURY/RELIABLE/ECO-FRIENDLY/SUSTAINABLE/STYLISH car?? you have already found it. Bought my car in march 2011 and so far 0 problem 0 disappointment but so much joy and proud of being a CT200h owner. Besides it's great performance and look this car is by far THE MOST ECO_FRIENDLY/GREEN car i have seen and driven. car is made of materials that 90% of it can be recycle!!! exp: speakers are made of bamboo!! and Nuluxe seats weights half as much as leather and its manufacturing process generates 65% fewer CO2 emission than traditional synthetic leather and no VOCs. "according to Lexus CT200h car brochure" I am getting up to 50 mpg in city. YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THIS CAR. It satisfies your sporty needs with out getting you in trouble and saves you enough money to pay your other bills"
8 people out of 8 found this review helpful
By Macking301 on Friday, December 09, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Seats, fuel, storage, sporty, luxury, style"
Cons: "cup holders, expensive, not for 6 adults"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"My CT 200h has all of the options and I love this car. The medium red color "gleams" and the black leather interior is in a word"premium"! I am getting 48 MPG all of the time in "normal mode. I have used "electric" mode and it's nice and up's the mileage even more. I have also gone to "sport" mode and had a blast! This is a hybrid so do not expect a fuel eating gasoline motor. While not a race car it feels and handles much like a "sports" car! No starter, no noise taking off and seats to die for. With a slight learning curve you will grow more and more fond of this car as the days go by. After 11,000 miles I am hooked! I am also convinced that hybrid cars are the future because they are very green with little fuel and no electric outlets or other things that hold you back. Overpriced Prius? Maybe but this is a "premium" small sport/Luxury Hybrid that has no rival. I have driven them all. TSX-no, BMW 325i, a fattie, and on and on! Drive this car for at least one hour and drive it hard. Join the CT club. A fitting Lexus that won my heart very fast."
53 people out of 54 found this review helpful