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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.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

Overall Reliability
Most Common Trouble Spots
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Overall Reliability Verdict
NA
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POTENTIAL TROUBLE SPOTS
Engine Major
NA
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NA
Engine Minor
NA
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Engine Cooling
NA
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Transmission Major
NA
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Transmission Minor
NA
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Drive System
NA
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Fuel System
NA
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Electric System
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Climate System
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Suspension
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Brakes
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Exhaust
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Paint/Trim
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Body Integrity
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Body Hardware
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Power Equipment
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In-car Electronics
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 Lexus CT 200h owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Tires don’t hold air, resulting in scraping if it has cargo. Very low to the ground."

Margaret L., CA (2013 Lexus CT 200h Premium 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Squeaks or rattles

"Driver's door window rattled. The dealer made three attempts to eliminate the rattle. It looks like the problem now has been solved"

Anonymous, MB (2013 Lexus CT 200h F Sport 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the cars plastic is hard and creaks at the center consoles and door panels"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Lexus CT 200h Premium 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"rattle caused by loose exhaust clamps, then later a rattle caused by moon roof."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Lexus CT 200h Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Wind noise

"Not quiet"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Lexus CT 200h Premium 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"At freeway speeds, when windows are down, there is significant vibration induced noise from windows, especially rear seat windows"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Lexus CT 200h 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Freeway noise is so loud the radio needs to be very loud. Talking with a passenger is difficult and distracting to the driver. When I said why is it so loud? Can it be fixed? I was told literally at Serramonte Lexus “you get what you paid for”. This was my 5th Lexus. I’m selling it."

Margaret L., CA (2013 Lexus CT 200h Premium 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"It was the only car with us in Florida. We did take long trips for visits etc. I had to be sure to have a portable power source along to ensure we could be in touch if we had any sort of problems."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Lexus CT 200h 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Keyless entry

"Doesn't work 1/2 the time"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Lexus CT 200h Premium 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Sunroof

"Loose, rattles, noisy"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Lexus CT 200h Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Persistent rattling sound, especially in cold weather; dealership replaced the track assembly at no charge."

Jonathan P., MA (2013 Lexus CT 200h 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The tow hitch cover came off and was lost in an automatic car wash. I had to order another through the dealership to replace"

Daun W., OK (2013 Lexus CT 200h Premium 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"I washed my car and the paint peeled on the right front bumper for no apparent reason. I took it to Lexus & they said it was a bad paint job from a repair. But, I have never had a repair on the front of my car!"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Lexus CT 200h Premium 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Rack and pinion had to be replaced. Also, front wheel bearings"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Lexus CT 200h Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Blower (fan) motor

"Fan made a very loud noise"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Lexus CT 200h Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"At 160000 miles, the car started burning oil. It is probably a valve-stem issue, according to the dealer. I must now add a quart of oil to the car every 1500 miles or so. It is too expensive to fix, so I will live with it until I get a new car."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Lexus CT 200h F Sport 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen goes blank

"Screen does not go up and down as it should"

Anonymous, ME (2013 Lexus CT 200h 1.8-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

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