All models get a sizeable colour screen that, in all but the top-spec version, is controlled using a rotary dial mounted in front of the engine mode selector (which, confusingly, is another rotary dial). It’s a pretty easy system to use with familiarity, although it’s still not the most intuitive set-up. Most drivers should be able to find a comfortable driving position, though, thanks to a good array of adjustment to the seat and steering wheel.
Lexus CT space & practicality
The CT200h is adequate enough for a small family, but there are much more practical hatches out there for the money. There’s enough head- and legroom in the rear seats to allow two small adults to sit fairly comfortably, for example, whereas even tall adults will be fine in many rivals. The view out of the shallow windows isn’t great, either. The small boot is hindered by the battery pack underneath the floor and the rear seats, which makes it shallow.
Lexus CT equipment
Even the cheapest model gets a DAB radio, climate control, automatic wipers, two USB sockets, Bluetooth and a large colour screen as standard. You can also add sat-nav without having to add the Remote Touch Control system – a mouse-like controller that is frustratingly fiddly to use. If you like your gadgets, Advance trim is the one to go for; it gets front and rear parking sensors, heated front seats, keyless entry and engine starting, cruise control and the simpler sat-nav system.