The 2017 Lexus CT 200h Hatchback isn't your average hybrid. Its sporty design and hatchback versatility make it look like a quick hybrid with ample storage space. In this case, however, looks are somewhat deceiving.
With its sporty exterior, this four-door hatchback does have more exciting styling than other hybrids. Unfortunately, the sportiness of the CT 200h ends there. Though the transition between electric and gasoline modes is seamless, it seriously lacks power. The hybrid system consists of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and a pair of electric motor/generators powered by a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. There hasn't been an increase in power since the CT 200h was introduced to the market in 2011, and Edmunds testing of the 134-horsepower hybrid revealed a lethargic 0-60 mph run of 10.5 seconds. The CT 200h does provide a smooth ride and athletic handling compared to other hybrids, but it's not the sporty, powerful hybrid Lexus claimed it would be.
The CT 200h's interior may also leave you expecting more, considering its premium brand heritage. Seating in the front and rear is comfortable and supportive, but personal storage space is limited to a small glovebox, cupholders and door pockets. Compared to other similarly sized hatchbacks, it comes up short on cargo capacity: You'll find only 14.3 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats. If eco-friendliness is high on your list when buying a hybrid, however, the CT 200h fits the bill. Recycled and sustainably sourced materials replace typical leather and wood trim whenever practical. It may not be what you expect when thinking of a luxury brand, but the cabin ends up feeling more refined than the run-of-the-mill hybrid.
One category where the CT 200h absolutely excels is fuel efficiency. In its testing, Edmunds exceeded the EPA-estimated 42 mpg combined (43 city/40 highway), averaging 44.1 mpg during several hundred miles of daily commuting and an impressive 47.9 mpg on Edmunds' evaluation loop.
There is one trim level, the CT 200h Hatchback, with options bundled into packages that vary by region. These include a Navigation package, Luxury package and the F Sport package, which has a host of unique styling tweaks inside and out. A few stand-alone options are available.
Overall, the 2017 Lexus CT 200h delivers excellent real-world fuel efficiency, a smooth ride and a pleasing interior. When it comes to luxury-branded cars with this kind of fuel-sipping character, there aren't many options outside the CT 200h. Let Edmunds help you find the one that's perfect for you.
2017 Lexus CT 200h Overview
The 2017 Lexus CT 200h is offered in the following submodels: Hatchback. Available styles include 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT). CT 200h models are available with a 0-liter hybrid engine, with output up to 134 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 CT 200h comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The 2017 CT 200h comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Review I bought this car as a second owner with a very deep discount. It had 30,000 miles on it and was in excellent condition. I have the 2012 f sport. I chose it because I did my research. A large portion of taxi cab drivers in New York City drive the Toyota Prius. They can take a beating and are very reliable. They also get incredible gas mileage. But in my own opinion the prius is very ugly. Then steps in the Lexus ct200h; the prius's cousin that won prom king and took home the best looking girl on the cheer leading team. Don't get me wrong, there are some definite trade offs between the two. You have the same power train and reliability. You don't get the same gas mileage but it is still darn good. The acceleration isn't that good. But I can drive out windy country roads going 70mph driving with my pinky finger. It stays flat in turns with no body roll. The suspension is very stiff and sporty but comes with a draw back NEVER HIT POT HOLES. It will literally rattle your fillings out. You can feel every single nick, crack, chip, whatever i the road. It is the equivalent of wearing those silly shoes with the individual toes. My wife hates this and I love it. Oh I bought this car when I was single and didn't have any kids. I wouldn't recommend this for people who are planning on having kids. It is possible but car seats are very difficult to fit. I mean you cannot be a tall person and fit a childs car seat in the rear facing position. I like it because of the handling, the economy, the comfort, the reliability, the looks, and the ease of driving. It is stupid easy to operate, just don't curb those f sport rims. Oh and change your fluids like you care about you car. I changed the transmission fluid the instant I got the car. There is this misconception that people don't need to change their transmission fluid EVER. That advice is only for KIA drivers. Everybody acts like this car can't drive on the interstate. Don't listen to them. I've gone across the country with the car full of adults. Just take it out of ECO mode so the car can breath a little. As far as space goes, my wife does caterings and uses my car, she lays the seats down and can do caterings for a 100 people or so. If acceleration is a big deal breaker go buy a Tesla. If you can't afford it do what I did.
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