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Lexus CT 200h

No question, there is a need out there for a plusher Toyota Prius, combining fuel economy and versatility with added luxury. The Lexus CT 200h tries to take the mantle, but leaves a lot to be desired and ultimately, doesn't really live up to expectations. The good news: It gets an impressive 40 mpg overall. But if you expect a Lexus experience in a small package, chances are you'll be disappointed.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The vehicle drives fine it is a hybrid not a high performance vehicle and is equipped with CVT. The vehicle performs Rey well for what it is designed."

RONALD B., ON (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"It's not very responsive, but handling is pretty good. Gas mileage is great, I've gotten as high as 47 mpg, which is good as I'm in sales and drive a lot."

BRAD E., UT (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"The car accelerates exceptionally well and I would never know it to be a hybrid. Although I do not race the car, I never feel it lacks power."

SUSTAINABLE M., KY (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Underpowered; handling decent; engine drones annoyingly under load"

JOHN L., CA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Acceleration could be better."

DOUGLAS P., GA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"stiffness in the suspension."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Backup camera no good for showing distances. Passenger seat uncomfortable...no adjustments!!"

RAE P., TX (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"A little sluggish off the line. Won't ever give you whiplash, but not too bad. Handles extremely well."

BRUCE P., WA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"In the Sport mode, this car gives a decent amount of acceleration. It really handles curves well and is fun to drive. Knowing that EVEN in sport mode you can get 40 mpg is amazing!"

Chris H., GA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"it has little pickup so it is slow to enter oncoming highway traffic it gets superb mpg"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"While it has a sporty look, it is slow to accelerate. It handles well"

Ron C., DC (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"3 modes that allow me to control how much I accelerate or save fuel"

Kristina G., OH (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Acceleration is slow but handling is pretty good. Body roll is kept to a minimum"

Anonymous, AB (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Love the way the car handles, very responsive. Very surprised with the good acceleration especially since the car is a hybrid. This is in eco mode and increases noticeably when driving in sport mode. Happy with comfort as well, especially on long trip."

Donald G., WI (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"The SPORT selection allows the electric motors to help accelerate the CT much faster than gas engine alone. Much fun going uphill!"

Edward M., TN (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"It handles like a sports car and gets excellent mileage."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"My car has a little too much road noise. I have driven a 2015 ct and it is much quieter."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"A bit too much road noise. Plenty of leg room but driver's seat cushion too short for my legs (only 34" inseam). Fun to drive, but, compared other luxury brands, not enough ride-comfort -- especially for a Lexus."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"The seats are deeply contoured, making getting in and out of this car tricky (and unglamorous!). The climate control works perfectly. The noise and ride are acceptable."

MAXWELL A., CA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"The front seats are comfortable. Would prefer the passenger seat to have the same automatic controls as the driver. The backseat is very small. There are no cup holders in the back seat. The backseat head rests create blind spots."

SHELLY W., TX (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Comfortable, quiet, excellent control of temperature, heated seats, sound system."

MIKE W., SC (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"The seats are fairly comfortable but your sitting very low. The noise is rather pronounced"

BRAD E., UT (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"too much road noise ride not smooth"

JIMMY W., GA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Driver/Passenger seating can become uncomfortable for larger drivers. Allowing slightly more seat adjustment would've been beneficial."

Anonymous, WI (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"comfortable seats"

CHRIS T., CA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Rides good, handles well"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"the car is very small and it is difficult to get in and out of- the steering wheel is stationary and that is a problem- it is fairly noisy as well- climate control is good-- the car also does not handle well in snow or even rain- it shakes so the drive is sometimes scary"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Rougher ride than most cars of this caliber."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"This is a great city car because of size, handling and mileage. It is not very comfortable for longer drives."

PETER M., OH (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Road noise."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Rather harsh ride & excessive noise"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Comfort is fine. Road noise is noticeably louder than in other Lexus models."

Lynne J., CA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Only good for shorter people."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"The road noise is loud, more so than other cars I've owned."

Thomas R., WA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"This car is the most ergonomically comfortable car I have ever had. I drive a lot, and comfort is very important to me. It does allow road noise, more so than some of the luxury cars I have been in or driven, but the driving comfort tops all."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"road noise is more than i'd like"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Noisy cabin for phone conversations."

Karen V., IL (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"The relative noise levels in the cabin are at a fairly high level for a Lexus."

Chuck L., CA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Cabin feels kind of cramped. You feel all the bumps in the road."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"The most uncomfortable seats I've ever experienced in a car. My back is completely messed up with trips greater than 2.5 hours. I have to use a folded air mattress to prevent major issues with my back. The ride is very Lexus like and it is very sporty. The cabin noise is average."

Chris H., GA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Seats are good and supportive. Car is low to the ground which is aerodynamic but can sometimes lead to a bit of a harsh ride."

John W., CA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Seats are reasonably comfortable, noise level is acceptable, ride is acceptable."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Seats are tight for a tall person. Very bolstered, making ingress and egress a challenge. Noise is OK. Ride is OK."

Maxwell A., CA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"The driver's seat has an adjustable lumbar area, but I never seem to be able to adjust it so that it's comfortable on long drives. The inside of the car is also super noisy on highways."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Very comfortable ride"

Ron C., DC (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Quieter than expected, headrests are excellent and it’s a great city car. Also adequate and refined during long road trips."

Anonymous, AB (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Poor ride feel every bump"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Seats are extremely comfortable. I wish all cars could have seats like this."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"It is a comfortable riding car, but a bit noisy. You should not be able to hear that much road noise. Note: even with new softer tires."

Anonymous, WA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Passenger seats has minimal adjustment features, very difficult to get in and out"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Seats are very comfortable. Base model does not include power seat or lumbar support on the passenger side."

Anonymous, ME (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Gets incredibly good gas mileage. Seems odd that it gets the same gas mileage on the open highway that it gets in a stop-and-go commute. Very concerned about the batteries for the hybrid system. Very expensive to replace."

BRUCE P., WA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"great car on mileage and build"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"40 plus MPh, very durable brakes, luxurious enough. great buy"

RONALD M., MD (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"love the fuel mileage and the comfort in driving"

JAMES C., OR (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Fit and finish is not great (creaky dashboard panels, occasional rattles)"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Good value. Great little hybrid for commuting and driving longer distances"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"Great engineering results in economy,, reliability and ride,"

Richard R., CA (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"At 43 miles per gallon, terrific money saver when you drive a lot"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Although this car is much smaller than the RX I just bought, I like the fuel efficiency and the way the car handles. I am also amazed with the acceleration in ECO mode and I am blown away with the acceleration in the SPORT mode. I truly enjoy the mileage and I challenge myself to get over 50mpg on straight, level roads. I have had many people admire the car. The paint and finish are also noteworthy and still impressive after 4 years of ownership."

SUSTAINABLE M., KY (2012 Lexus CT 200h)

"it is SO cute!"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Lexus CT 200h)
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