The CT 200h hybrid hatchback is Lexus’ entry-level offering and is relatively unique in that it offers a hatchback bodystyle, which tends to be unpopular with luxury buyers in the U.S., and a hybrid drivetrain.
It’s also relatively pricey when you consider that an Audi A3 lists for almost $2,000 less than the Lexus but is equally stylish and in TDI diesel trim is actually more fuel efficient on the highway. Nevertheless, the Lexus is still very impressive, especially around town, with its overall fuel economy coming in at 43/40 mpg city/highway.
Lexus likes to refer to its CT 200h as being somewhat sporty, even offering an F Sport range of accessories for the 2012 model year. However, the car is anything but quick, taking a dismal 10 seconds to go from 0-60 mph, so performance fans best go for the Audi or something else.
What the Lexus CT 200h does offer, in addition to its stellar fuel economy, is refinement, tasteful styling, a ton of features, and manageable running...
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