The hybrid hatchback from Lexus, the CT 200h remains the mileage and price leader of the brand. It might not carry the prestige of its more luxurious siblings, but it's certainly a class above the typical compact hybrid. Buyers who want outstanding efficiency in a polished package will find a lot to like.
What's New for 2017
The CT 200h carries into 2017 unchanged. A full redesign is coming for the 2018 model year.
Choosing Your Lexus CT 200h
The CT 200h's four-door hatchback body looks reasonably sporty and provides ample cargo space, but the real draw here is sheer efficiency. The 1.8-liter four-cylinder, assisted by a pair of electric motors, achieves 42 mpg in combined city and highway driving. Total output is a modest 134 horsepower, so don't expect the same level of performance as gasoline-only cars in this price range. Every CT 200h is equipped with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
You get a healthy load of standard features, including a sunroof, keyless ignition, a power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a split-folding rear seat, Bluetooth phone and audio, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio. Seats are upholstered in leather-like vinyl.
As in previous years, the CT 200h's packages can vary in name and content according to geographical region. You can get most options everywhere, but the specific bundles (or lack thereof) might be different where you live.