An all-new model for 2011, the Lexus CT 200h is the compact member of Lexus' family of hybrid vehicles. It's lower to the ground than the Lexus HS 250h, and employs a drivetrain similar to that of the Toyota Prius. The CT 200h is a front-wheel-drive 5-seater that emphasizes performance and handling, according to Lexus.
The base-level 2011 Lexus CT 200h features 17-inch wheels, vinyl upholstery, power accessories including a 10-way adjustable driver's seat, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, 6-speaker sound system, and the Safety Connect telematics system, which provides emergency communications. The CT 200h Premium trim includes heated front seats, sunroof, and access to more option packages. These can include a premium sound system, leather upholstery, hard-drive-based navigation system, and various upgrades to the accessories. Adaptive cruise control and LED headlights are also available. Between the liftgate and the rear seats, the CT 200h provides 14.3 cubic feet of cargo space, Lexus says. The rear seats of the CT 200h fold down for added capacity.
The 2011 Lexus CT 200h's standard power plant consists of a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine and two electric motors, all of which combine to produce 134 horsepower and deliver 43 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. The continuously variable transmission functions as an automatic.
Standard safety features on the 2011 Lexus CT 200h include anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, traction control, front and rear side air bags, front knee air bags, and side curtain air bags. If optional adaptive cruise control is chosen, the package will include a system that tightens seat belts and activates brake assist if impact appears inevitable. A rearview camera is also optional.
Starting MSRP for the 2011 Lexus CT 200h was $29,120.
|Base (ECVT)||continuously variable automatic||$29,120||98-hp / 1.8L 4-cyl||43/40|
|Premium (ECVT)||continuously variable automatic||$30,900||98-hp / 1.8L 4-cyl||43/40|