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For It's an upmarket small hatchback that's well equipped for the money, while the petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain means low CO2 emissions, high mpg and small tax bills.

Against Dreadful ride quality, lifeless steering and disappointing performance. The boot is small and the CVT automatic gearbox makes the engine drone noisily when you accelerate hard.

Lexus CT Hatchback
22 5stars

Going for a Lexus CT200h gets you low running costs, a premium image and top-notch customer service, but the harsh ride and poor refinement really let the car down.

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There are 6 Lexus CT versions available

Hatchback 200h S 5dr £20,995
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 200h SE 5dr £22,495
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 200h Advance 5dr £23,995
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 200h Luxury 5dr £24,495
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 200h F Sport 5dr £26,745
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 200h Premier 5dr £29,495
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Every version of the CT200h uses the same petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain, so the only decision you have to make is which version to go for.

That’s barely any harder, given that the entry-level S car is substantially cheaper than the other trims and has lower CO2 emissions, but offers the best ride comfort and all the essential equipment. Just add the basic sat-nav system and you’ve got the best-value CT200h model going, whether you’re buying privately or as a company car.

If you want lots of gadgets, go for Advance trim, which comes with sat-nav, keyless entry and engine starting, heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors, and cruise control.

Reader test team says:

Lexus CT Hatchback 200h SE-I 5dr

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…

andy gillett

5 out of 5 stars

Lexus CT Hatchback 200h Advance 5dr

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…

Sajid Hashmi

4 out of 5 stars

Lexus CT Hatchback 200h SE-I 5dr

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…

Margaret Weaver

4 out of 5 stars

Lexus CT Hatchback 200h SE-L 5dr

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…

Kevin Stuckey

5 out of 5 stars
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