2012 CT200h F-Sport Special Edition
By Benny on Wednesday, September 09, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 46,500
overall rating 9 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Handles Great, Luxury at a discount."
Cons: "No Rear seat cup holders, could use extra 100hp"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"About me: 36 years old, 6'1" tall 215lbs, 8 year old daughter.
Previous cars: 2005 Audi A4 Avant, 2008 Ford F-250 4x4 Diesel, 2010 Toyota Prius
After putting 100,000 miles on my 2010 Prius it was time for something else. MPG was my main focus when looking for a car. After driving a Prius Plug-in, Chevy Volt, Ford Fusion Hybrid, & Acura ILX Hybrid the CT200h was my choice.
I found a 2012 F-Sport Special Edition in Nebula Gray. The Special Edition is what sold me on this car, it's was only offered in 2012 (900 Special Editions total). Special edition CT200h's come with special split 5 spoke wheels, F-sport lowering springs & F-Sport Sway Bars.
Compared to the standard CT200h the F-Sport SE's handling is much better, although a little rougher ride. The car is extremely fun on curvy 2 lane roads. I actually get in the car to go drive it. Something I never said in 4 years of Prius ownership.
The drivers seat is very comfortable and supportive, and I'm a big guy. The nav & stereo is good, the controller took a minute to get used to, but it's second nature now. The back seat is good for my 8 year old daughter, but not much more. No cup holders in the back seat is the worst feature of the car. Seems like a basic thing every car should have. The imitation leather feels nice, I have to tell people it's not real leather.
The car looks nice, get lots of compliments on it. It looks much faster then it actually is. The Daytime running lamps are a cool Lexus feature.
I get between 37 & 42 mpg. It's lower then the Prius but the driving experience makes up for it.
This car is perfect for a Prius driver that wants something a little nicer. The Prius i would still say is the smartest vehicle to own if your going to put on a lot of miles.
If your not used to a high mpg Hybrid the CT200h's motor could be a huge let down and down rite deal killer. After years of driving a Prius I'm completely happy with the CT200h's power.
My girlfriend wanted nothing to do with the Prius, now we fight for the keys to the CT200h every morning
Happy car hunting!
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