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Lexus CT 200h
Lexus CT 200h
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Lexus CT 200h Overview

The CT 200h hybrid got a mild freshening with more aggressive looking exterior as well as interior and mechanical tweaks to improve ride and noise. It is a small hatchback with excellent fuel economy. However, its refinement isn't up to the Lexus standard. Using the same 134-hp, four-cylinder hybrid powertrain as the Prius, the CT gets 40 mpg, which is 4 mpg less than the roomier Prius. Acceleration is leisurely. Like the Prius, the CT can propel itself solely on electric power at low speed. Handling is responsive and secure, but the ride is stiff and choppy. The cabin is nicely trimmed, but it is cramped and lets in too much road noise. Tight rear seats, limited cargo capacity, and an impeded rear view don't help. Reliability has been impressive but it scored too low in our tests to recommend.

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