2016 Lexus CT 200h

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$31,250

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2016 Lexus CT 200h
2016 Lexus CT 200h

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Handling
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Front-seat comfort

The bad:

  • Narrow cabin
  • Tight backseat
  • Ride on rough roads
  • Modest acceleration
  • Blind spot visibility

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Four-door hatchback
  • Hybrid drivetrain
  • Collision warning system available
  • Seats five

2016 Lexus CT 200h review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Lexus CT 200h is a five-seat four-door hatchback with a gas/electric drivetrain that powers the front wheels. Competitors include conventionally powered models like the Mini Cooper and BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo.

New for 2016
The grille has a new chrome surround and a power moonroof is now optional rather than standard. Smartphone control of certain features is available through the subscription-based Lexus Enform Remote service. Lexus Enform Service Connect automatically generates vehicle maintenance information that’s available through a Lexus app and online.

Significant Standard Features

  • 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor/generator make a combined 134 horsepower
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Four driving modes: Normal, Eco, EV (electric vehicle) and Sport
  • LED daytime running lights and LED taillights
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Subscription-based Safety Connect emergency communication system
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Power moonroof
  • LED low-beam headlights with headlight washers
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Navigation system
  • Backup camera
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Precollision system cinches the front seat belts and readies brake assist for more stopping power when a crash is imminent
  • F Sport Package provides unique styling and suspension tuning, among other features

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 3.9
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.1
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Made a hy-bred believer out of me!

More fun than I would have expected. Love the Lexus quality and styling. I would recommend this vehicle and would buy one again. After all, It's a Lexus!

4.7

Purchased my lease

Gas mileage, style, comfort all to my liking! Good reliability. Feels of good quality and dependability. Love the service experience. Professional, timely and of good quality

3.4

Hybrid is best thing about it

This is a small car. It is only 98 hp in econ mode but 140 in "sport" mode. So gas mileage is a bit disappointing, as it has the same drive train as the Prius. I get about 37/45, but the Prius owners I know say they get at least 12-15% more than this. The driver seat is comfortable, but the suspension is very rough. Console compartment is small and hard to reach (too far back). Hands-free phoning is bizarre and difficult to use. I have a hybrid Camry that I think overall has a better interior design for the space available, and it's also a LOT more powerful. The bluetooth voice instructions volume is loud and not customizable (many other electronic features are - why not this one?). Fake leather seats are a bit of a let down (but still improved over cloth). Base radio is meh, not even HD and speakers are also meh. Exterior is sporty, IMO. New price tag was too high (I believe Toyota is just capitalizing on the luxury name), but used ct200h's have more reasonable pricing.

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