2011 Lexus CT 200h Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Lexus CT 200h - Road Test Specs

2011 Lexus CT 200h Hatchback

(1.8L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)


Model year2011
ModelCT 200h
Style4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Base MSRP$29,775
Options on test vehicleHDD Navigation ($2,445); Premium Audio Package ($1,125)
As-tested MSRP$33,565


Drive typeFront-wheel Drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected, inline-4 with auto-stop/start
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,800cc (110 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)13.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)98 @ 5,200 (gasoline engine); 36 hp (battery pack); 134 maximum when blended
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)105 @ 4,000 (gasoline engine)
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeContinuously variable
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)Final-drive ratio: 3.267


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, monotube dampers, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent double-wishbone, monotube dampers, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, variable-ratio, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)14.6
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPrimacy MXM4 Green X
Tire typeAll-season, low-rolling resistance
Tire size, front215/45R17 87V
Tire size, rear215/45R17 67V
Wheel size17-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front10.0-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear11.0-inch one-piece solid cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.7
0-45 mph (sec.)6.5
0-60 mph (sec.)10.4
0-75 mph (sec.)16.0
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)17.6 @ 78.8
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)10.0
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30
60-0 mph (ft.)120
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)63.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.86
Sound level @ idle (dB)37.7
@ Full throttle (dB)70.8
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.5

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsQuite Prius-like in acceleration process. Snail-like off the line, with not even a hint of wheelspin. Just barely reaches 5,300 rpm by the end of the quarter-mile mark. All five runs were within 0.05 seconds of each other through the quarter-mile and it didn't matter whether Eco, Normal or Sport modes were selected or whether brake torquing was used at launch. Battery power remained at 1-2 bars down from full charge through the test.
Braking commentsInitial pedal feel is dead, giving way to some firmness toward the end of the travel. Occasional bit of rear locking, which causes a minor amount of tail-wagging from the chassis. Even so, stopping distances were utterly consistent from first stop to fifth, and although pedal feels vauge, it never worsens.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Non-defeat stability control was not a big problem here, although it does cut power at times. Car attitude can be significantly altered with interplay of throttle and computer intervention -- a good thing. Slalom: Though firmer suspension than Lexus HS 250h and Prius, the CT 200h exhibits plenty of body roll. Electric-assist steering has decent-effort weight, but lacks real road feel. Yet the CT has far more dynamic abilities than its speed in slalom suggests because stability control intervenes long before the chassis limits are reached.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)50.75
Relative humidity (%)46.06
Wind (mph, direction)1.44 mph headwind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)43 city/ 40 highway/ 42 combined (mfr. estimate)
Edmunds observed (mpg)39.8
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)11.9

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,130
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,240
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)59/41
Length (in.)170.1
Width (in.)69.5
Height (in.)56.7
Wheelbase (in.)102.4
Track, front (in.)60
Track, rear (in.)59.8
Turning circle (ft.)18.4
Legroom, front (in.)41.5
Legroom, rear (in.)32.9
Headroom, front (in.)37.8
Headroom, rear (in.)37.0
Shoulder room, front (in.)53.9
Shoulder room, rear (in.)52.6
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)14.3


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain6 years/70,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/Unlimited
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Tire-pressure monitoring systemStandard

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