Cheaper versions make competitively priced private buys, but the CT200h makes most sense as a company car. You don’t pay the 3% surcharge placed on diesel-powered rivals, and CO2 emissions are lower than those of most other upmarket family cars, so the Lexus costs usefully less in terms of company car tax. Real-world fuel economy is likely to fall a long way short of the claimed figure, but will still be competitive with what the most efficient diesel competitors can manage.
Lexus CT quality & reliability
Everything feels solidly put together, but the switchgear damping and some of the plastics feel a little cheap for a car of this price, so perceived interior quality falls short of what the class leaders offer. Lexus has an excellent record for reliability, although the CT was awarded merely average marks in the latest JD Power customer satisfaction survey.
Lexus CT safety & security
The CT200h comes with eight airbags, including ones to protect the knees of those up front. Otherwise, all the electronic stability and traction aids you'd expect are present. All this helped the car achieve a maximum five-star crash test rating from Euro NCAP. There are also plenty of security measures that’ll prevent thieves from taking too much of an interest.