Car review Lexus CT 200h verdict BBC Top Gear

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What is it?

The cheapest Lexus you can buy. it’s a rival for the Audi A3 and BMW though, unlike the dizzying of engine and trim options from the Germans, Lexus

the CT in just three specifications. And only one engine. That to be a 1.8-litre petrol- electric system pretty much the as in Toyota’s Prius.

The Lexus more conventional than the but it’s still a bit of a left-field


As with other hybrids, the CT starts up in electric-only so it’s serenely silent town. This makes for a driving experience. However, has misjudged the chassis. Instead of on comfort, it appears to be squaring up to its German adversaries with a ride and taut body We’re all in favour of decent but the CT does not cope with surfaces half as well as like.

Sure, it corners keenly and but as there’s precious little it’s not what you’d engaging to drive. The hybrid delivery doesn’t help. If you to go fast, you really have to the car into Sport mode, and the engine sounds a little as it’s held at high

Yet even so, the CT takes a lifelong seconds to hit 62mph from a All this we could accept if had made the car exceedingly comfortable. a rethink in the chassis department.

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If you care little for how a car drives and more interested in the quality of the then the Lexus CT 200h may be for The interior is exceptionally well and is attractively styled with of interesting features and top-notch finishes though we’re not of the satnav interface, or the gearlever. worth paying a premium to from the basic model to the one, though, as it has much equipment as standard, including and cruise control.

Bootspace is good for the class, and are well catered for.

Low running costs seem to be at with the luxury brand of Lexus, but the CT 200h boasts an set of numbers. All versions manage an 68.9mpg on the combined cycle,

while CO2 emissions are just km. So that means you’ll not a chance to get to know anyone at your local petrol while you avoid any annual tax or London Congestion Charge, for matter. Insurance is reasonable, and predict that the CT will onto its value well, so you lose out too much in depreciation.

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