Lexus CT

Lexus CT

About Lexus CT

The 2017 Lexus CT 200h is what happens when you let the luxury division build a fuel-sipping hybrid. It's literally a previous-generation Toyota Prius underneath, with the CT 200h and Prius sharing a hybrid powertrain, suspension and other basic underpinnings. But the disguise is nearly perfect, as you'd be hard-pressed to tell any family resemblance just by looking. There's the massive Lexus-signature "spindle" grille, for starters, and the interior leather and wood trim are exactly the kind of thing the Prius is NOT known for. All the extra finery hurts fuel economy, but the CT 200h gets a bit more power, and it's still a fuel-economy leader in a luxury class that includes the Audi A3 e-tron and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

LATEST MODEL
2017 Lexus CT
What's new for 2017?
2017 Lexus CT

The 2017 Lexus CT 200h gets a couple of new colors this year, and that's about it. It has less to do with Lexus not wanting to mess with a good thing, and more to do with the fact that it's likely the CT will soon be replaced.

  • Expert Rating: 8.9
  • Consumers Rating: 9.3
  • MPGh 43|40
2016 Lexus CT
What's new for 2016?
2016 Lexus CT

Not much is new for the 2016 Lexus CT 200h. It gets a revamped grille with a bright chrome surround, an optional moonroof, and like many 2016 Lexus models, the Enform app suite now offers Enform Remote and Lexus Service Connect.

2015 Lexus CT
What's new for 2015?
2015 Lexus CT

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.

2014 Lexus CT
What's new for 2014?
2014 Lexus CT

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.

2013 Lexus CT
What's new for 2013?
2013 Lexus CT

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.

2012 Lexus CT
What's new for 2012?
2012 Lexus CT

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.

Consumer Reviews

Love this car!

By on Saturday, October 8, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable,fun to drive and economical."

Cons: "12 way passenger seat not available."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Have owned for 2 years and never any problems( not any repair). Fun to drive and very comfortable even on long trips. Average about 48MPG. Handles better than my Mazda Miata.Fifty years of car ownership best car ever."

16 people out of 17 found this review helpful

Pretty Nice

By on Sunday, April 17, 2011

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

"I would consider this a step up from a Prius. I almost bought a Honda Insight, but liked this much more. Much more "connected" suspension than a Prius or Insight, very reasonably priced, considering it's a Lexus. Lots of standard equipment - the NAV is a must in my book - without it, the dash looks dated because of the old style radio they give you. Very connected with iPods - you can play your iPod via Bluetooth or the included dock connection. Milage is great, the "Sport" mode is very peppy, but I traded in a BMW M3, so this is a big shock on performance. The suspension is softer than the M3, but not mushy - a better compromise than the BMW provided. Has the look of a European 1 Series Hatchback (not imported to the US). I REALLY wanted another BMW, but they don't offer anything like this in the USA. Gas prices keep going up - this thing takes regular gas, and I'm getting 43 MPG (observed). It's not huge, but it can haul groceries or kids stuff with ease. I love it so far!"

88 people out of 95 found this review helpful

Just what we wanted

By on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,965

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
9/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "comfortable, great mileage, fair price"

Cons: "feel every bump on dirt road, too deep cup holders"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"With a new grandson 900 miles away, we decided to look for the best combination of comfort/mileage/price we could find. The CT200H seems to be it. We just went on a 2000 mile round trip and found the comfort to be as good as any car we've owned. Overall the mileage was about 48 MPG...a little less going uphill to Western PA...a little more back down to the coast. And we got a fair deal; just a bit more than the Prius. I won't comment on the power or handling performance. That is not what we bought it for. But it is certainly as good as we need."

12 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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