I just bought this car a couple weeks ago. The mileage is amazing; I am getting about 44-45 MPG, better than I expected. The car drives nicely and hugs the road tightly, so that i feel in good control. It is sporty and fun, and looks like a technologically advanced car inside. The use of space is very good. The only thing better would be the same car in a larger version.
Due to my long distance commute, I perchased the CT200h.
I used to drive my Porsche Cayenne S to work.
The MPG was about 18 MPG on average.
I had this CT200h for three weeks now.
The MPG is 44.3 on average for about 500 miles.
Today, I filled up the tank with the regular non ethanol added fuel.
The MPG is 49.7 MPG with 35 mile on the freeway in the Sport mode and 5 miles in the Normal mode.
I am sure the MPG will reach 50 MPG if I drive it in the Normal mode full time.
In Chicago area, the fuel has 10% ethanol in it.
I have to add the non ethanol fuel in Indiana where I work.
The non ethanol fuel does increase the MPG by at least 15%.
I will stick to the non ethanol fuel then.
First off, let me say that I love this little car! I am a 6'2", 180 pound, 41 year old man... So you know a little of where my points of view are coming from.
Lets address the categories that I didn't rank with 5's, first off, performance- performance is pretty good all in all, and particularly in sport mode it reacts quite well... However, make no mistake, this is not a sports car! It is a hybrid that is getting you up to 60 mpg at times. If you want to spin tires and blast 0-60 in 4 seconds you are going to have to rethink buying this car!
Second, comfort- I am a fairly big guy and I find this car to be really very comfortable, I have my seat at the furthest and lowest position.
Had this car almost 3 years now, just reached the 30k mark. It is a great little car with good gas savings. We seem to average about 40-45 mpg with a mix of city and highway driving.
I really only have 2 complaints..
1. It is very low. So low I can not drive it up my drive without scrapping the bottom. So I have to park it on the street.
2. It is great for 1-2 people, but the back is too small for adults. With a baby on the way we will have to trade it in. Definitely no room for a stroller in the trunk! Trunk can not even fit a regular size suitcase.
Tip: go to Toyota not Lexus for any servicing. A major Lexus service costs around $750. Toyota charge $200 for exactly the same service
We had the car for over two weeks now, what a great vehicle.
The gas mileage is outstanding, amazing how little it costs to fill this car up and how far you get on a full tank.
Moving form a larger vehicle, it does take some time to get used to.
Very responsive steering, good visibility from all angles.
It really is a fun car to drive, plenty of space for the front and rear passengers.