2011 Lexus CT 200h Road Test 2 Specs | Edmunds

2011 Lexus CT 200h - Road Test Specs

2011 Lexus CT 200h Hatchback

(1.8L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)


Year Make Model2011 Lexus CT 200h 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger Hatchback
Base MSRP$29,995
Options on test vehicleHDD Navigation ($2,445 -- includes Remote Touch controller and rearview monitor); Premium Audio Package ($1,125).
As-tested MSRP$33,565
Assembly locationFukuoka, Japan
North American parts content (%)Not available


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine combined with electric motor, front-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected, inline-4, Atkinson cycle, gasoline with auto-stop/start
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,798/110
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)13.0:1
Redline, indicated (rpm)5,400
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)98 @ 5,200 (gasoline engine); 36 hp (battery pack)
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)105 @ 4,000 (gasoline engine)
Fuel type87-octane recommended
Hybrid typeSeries-parallel
Electric motor rating (kW)60
Combined horsepower (hp @ rpm)134
System voltage650
Battery typeNickel-metal hydride
Battery voltage201.6
Battery capacity, rated (kW-hr)1.31
Transmission typePlanetary-type continuously variable
Transmission ratios (x:1)Final-drive ratio: 3.267
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.267


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, monotube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent double-wishbone, coil springs, monotube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)14.6
Tire make and modelMichelin Primacy MXM4 Green X
Tire typeAll-season
Tire sizeP215/45R17 87V
Wheel size17-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, front10-inch ventilated discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear11-inch solid discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.7
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.5
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)10.4
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)16.0
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)17.6 @ 78.8
0-60, trac ON 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) ESC ON63.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.86
Sound level @ idle (dB)37.7
@ Full throttle (dB)70.8
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.5
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,100

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsQuite Prius-like in accelerative progress. Wonder why? Kidding. Quick as a snail off the line, with not even a hint of front wheelspin. With CVT, just barely reaches 5,300 rpm by the end of the quarter-mile. All five runs were within 0.06 second through the quarter, and it didn't matter whether in Eco, Normal or Sport modes, or power braking or not. Battery power remained at 1-2 bars down from a full charge throughout acceleration testing.
Braking commentsInitial dead pedal feel, giving way to some firmness toward the end of the stroke. Occasional bit of rear lockup, causing a minor amount of tail-wagging. Stopping distances were utterly consistent (the fifth stop within a foot of the first), and although pedal feel was vague, it never worsened.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Non-defeat ESC was not a big problem here, only cutting power intermittently. The CT's attitude could be noticeably altered with changes in throttle openings via the driver's right foot or the computer. Slalom: Despite its firmer than HS 250h and Prius damping, the CT still exhibits plenty of body roll. Electric-assist steering has decent weighting in Sport mode, but lacks real feel. Our guess is the CT has more dynamic abilities than its 63.2-mph slalom time would indicate, but the nondefeat stability system intervenes far before it can strut whatever sport-hybrid stuff it might have.

Testing Conditions

Test date1/5/2011
Test locationCalifornia Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)50.8
Relative humidity (%)46.1
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)29.1
Wind (mph, direction)1.4, head/crosswind
Odometer (mi.)4,206
Fuel used for test91-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)33/32

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)43 city/40 highway/42 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)39.8
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)9.9
Driving range (mi.)396

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionLexus Premium Audio system with AM/FM/XM/6-disc in-dash CD with 10 speakers.
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack
Satellite radioStandard XM with 90-day trial subscription
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Not available
Rear seat video and entertainmentNot available
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional hard drive with 8.0-inch display screen
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Optional, 12 month trial subscription
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition doors trunk/hatch
Parking aidsOptional back-up camera
Blind-spot detectionNot available
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Lane-departure monitoringNot available
Collision warning/avoidanceOptional
Night VisionNot available
Driver coaching displayStandard

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.)60.0
Track, rear (in.)59.8
Turning circle (ft.)34.2
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
Step-in height, measured (in.)13.8
Trunk volume (cu-ft)14.3
Cargo loading height, measured (in.)27.3
GVWR (lbs.)4,065
Ground clearance (in.)5.7


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain6 years/70,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance2 years/Unlimited miles
Hybrid/battery8 years/100,000 miles

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