Ok, so this is a great little car. Nothing too glamours but enough upscale to carry the Lexus badge. Acceleration is probably the only flaw, but hey this is just a hybrid. The Lexus network is outstanding.
This car is just a better looking Prius, it drives like a Prius and unless you have a long commute and need to save money on gas this is not the right car for you. I can't imagine spending 40k on a car with barely 135 horse power. Best options in Hatchback category would be the Mazda 3 or the Golf TDI, I test drove both and it was night and day difference compared to the Lexus CT.
This car struggles to merge and uphill. It turns out this is more like a Prius with some nicer interior and better design. I would not purchase this vehicle ever again. Good thing I leased and in 3 years or less I will be out of it. I would recommend the Golf GTI or the Mazda 3 S Hatchback over this expensive Lexus.