CARS.COM — Change for Lexus’ CT 200h hybrid hatchback over the years has been mostly incremental, and from 2016 to 2017, nigh nonexistent. It’s still a pretty cute, five-seat four-door with a gas-electric powertrain EPA-rated at 43/40/42 mpg city/highway/combined. Families with car-seat-aged kids aren’t necessarily cross-shopping gas-only competitors like the Mini Cooper and BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, but they might want to pay close attention to the otherwise well-performing CT 200h’s C score on installation of our infant-safety seat.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- The two sets of Latch anchors in the outboard seats under zippered slits in the leather upholstery are easy to access and use, as are the three well-marked top tether anchors located midway down the seatbacks under hinged plastic covers.
- Our convertible seat in the rear-facing position was a breeze to install and enabled us to move the front passenger seat back for some additional legroom.
- Installing the convertible seat in the forward-facing position required raising the head restraint for a good fit, but it installed easily and posed no tether-anchor troubles.
- Our booster seat also fit well with the head restraint raised and installed easily thanks to stable seat-belt buckles that stick up, making it easy for children to strap themselves in.
What We Don’t
- Our infant safety seat was simple enough to install, but even a 5-foot-6-inch tester’s knees touched the glovebox.