For Posh small hatch with a hybrid drivetrain, which means low emissions, high mpg and small tax bills. The Lexus CT200h is nicely appointed inside, with plenty of kit for the money.
Against Dreadful ride quality and lifeless steering take the edge off reasonable handling. Hybrid powertrain lacks poke, while the whiney stepless CVT auto gets tiring when you accelerate hard.
What Car? says
The Lexus CT200h is a nice idea, and the numbers stack up, but the driving experience really lets the car down. The harsh ride and poor refinement just aren’t good enough. However, you get top-notch build and customer service, low running costs and a premium image.
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There are 6 Lexus CT versions available
Target Price team says:
Every version of the CT200h uses the same hybrid system, so the only decision you have to make is which model to go for.
We haven’t driven the entry-level S version yet, but because it has smaller wheels than the rest of the range, it also has lower emissions and fuel consumption. We’re hoping the smaller wheels make the ride a little less punishing, too.
The S also has all the kit you really need, and it’s thousands cheaper than the next trim up. That’s why we can confidently say that it’s the version to go for.
Lexus dealers will have to keep pace with BMW and Audi discounts, so aim for a strong four-figure sum.
Reader test team says:
my fsport is a fantastic handling car not sure why what car is so biased against CT. Fabulous seat and top quality cabin. 55mpg clean tech no dpf…
I am not sure which car the Whatcar team have been reviewing as it bears no resemble to the reality I have experienced. I average approx 1000 miles…
I have had my Lexus for 15 months so feel I can speak with some experience. I don't understand people who buy this car and then complain it's noisy…
I simply don't understand some of the reveiws this car receives. It's not a sports car and your driving style needs adjusting to get the best out of…