Lexus CT 200h is a vehicle in its own class. This compact 2015 Lexus CT 200h Hybrid car is the only small hatchback hybrid in the US market, plus it is the least expensive Lexus in the lineup which makes it very interesting.
This little commuter shares many parts with Toyota Prius and so it has 1.8L I4 engine and a pair of motor-generators that have a total of 134 hp. Electric motors power the Ni-MH battery pack during regenerative breaking and engine overrun, and they move CT 200h on their own at low speeds.
2015 Lexus CT 200h Hybrid Design – Interior and Exterior
Basically unchanged new model still has a huge spindle mesh grille with chrome boundaries. Headlights and tail-lights are laid-back and both have parallelogram-like shape. Rear pillars are very thick which limits rear visibility, and rear end has a roofline spoiler and sturdy bumper.
Interior received some minor changes thanks to the updated Lexus Enform infotainment system which is now compatible with Siri eyes-free mode which brings handsfree feature to a whole new level. iPhone users will be able to use its phone by directing voice commands while screen will is turned of during that time in order to limit potential distractions. CT 200h is pretty spacious for a compact car, and since it is a Lexus, there’s no need to mention its luxurious feel. All controls can be found on the angled center stack, together with the shifter.
Touch screen floats above the dash leaving the dashboard itself very thin and simple. List of standard safety features doesn’t surprise us as CT 200h offers eight airbags, stability control, anti-lock brakes and a brake assist. Optional features are not that numerous and pre-collision safety system is the only one worth mentioning.
2015 Lexus CT 200h Hybrid Engine, Fuel Economy and Price
Fuel economy ratings are among the best in class with CT 200h being able to go 43 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. Base model’s price starts at $32,050 which make it the best way to enter Lexus’ world.
Model with sport mode costs $33,230 which is not that big a difference in price, and is worth of consideration since CT 200h is so much fun to drive in this mode.
2015 Lexus CT 200h is a special little car which offers the best of two worlds. There’s Lexus’ luxury and hybrid’s fuel efficiency, and if that’s not enough, CT 200h also offers beautiful design and impressive set of features for a compact.