Lexus CT review

Category: Family car

Section: Costs & verdict

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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

No CT is what you’d call cheap – even the basic SE model is a few thousand pounds more expensive than the A3 and 1 Series. Given that there are no tax benefits for a private buyer, the CT makes most sense as a company car.

You won’t have to pay the surcharge placed on diesel-powered rivals, and CO2 emissions are lower than those of most other upmarket family cars, so the CT costs usefully less in terms of benefit-in-kind tax.

Overview

The CT is unrefined, uncomfortable and outdated.

  • Cheap company car tax
  • Reasonable standard equipment
  • Good fuel economy in town
  • Harsh ride
  • Very noisy
  • Dull to drive