[Review] Lexus CT200h Akihabara News

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Time for the “I love I hate you…” part of review. Introduced by Lexus its RX, the CT200h focuses on the front-seat comfort, leaving the rear-seat comfort largely ignored.

get me wrong, the CT200h dashboard is one of the designed dashboards from and the CT200h comes with all the and whistles that make you like you are driving a “luxury” car. The several days I with the CT200h was pure in this department.

However, a 5-door or 2+3 car designed for active couples of people that one day, have to carry friends, relatives, or kids you have to consider their at some point.

Now, I am not a guy at 1.72m (5’6”), nor a skinny If you take under consideration the perfect distance away the steering wheel should not the length of your arm from shoulder to your wrist, you quickly realize that better have very or legless friends if you want to sit behind you!

I know that many hatchbacks are pretty lame in department, but seriously! What are are thinking when they the car interior? I know, I am quite on the CT200h here, but how many people drive like me at a distance from their wheel? Look around and you see that most people to push their seat as much as possible for comfort. may be acceptable with a big fat SUV.

For the if you ever try this, you will see there are no more than a few from the back of the front to the end of the seat cushion of the back

On The Road

Now that you are comfortably behind the wheel and find crippled friends, it is time to the CT200h a try and check how “cool” car is.

Being an hybrid, you have to in mind that the CT200h is not a car. Its 98hp 1.8L engine, combined with an motor, giving you a total of 136hp, is a reminder that a zero to sixty (0-100km/h) run is impossible. So I was in for a surprise when I from the 2012 Nissan (which can do sub 3-second 0-60 to the CT200h.

After all what could you from a Car that shares the gasoline engine as your Toyota Auris or Prius? Toyota made some to this 1.8l VVT-I cylinder engine to raise the bar the Prius, but still the CT200h is no If you’re like me and like to aggressively, you better permanently the CT200h gearbox to its “Sport mode and try, if you can, to think of it as your car’s “Normal” mode.

This I do not “hate” hybrid or EV cars. I love them. By far the best I ever had with a hybrid car was Toyota’s Crown Hybrid, the hybrid car ever made the company (as far as I am concerned).


What me most with the CT200h was its EV-mode range that, being careful and having a charge battery, was not capable to go than a few kilometers at moderate – even below Toyota’s when driving the CT200h in its EV

Sure, the CT200h will do much everything else a Prius, but for me, enjoying a Toyota Car in its EV mode is a luxury that few can enjoy.

Is the CT200h all that Well actually no, if you put aside the driving experience of the CT200h. You to be impressed by Toyota fitting the with Yamaha’s state-of-the-art and rear damping system not only stiffens the car’s but also drastically minimizes the vibrations, increasing both the car acoustics and comfort!

When Toyota’s engineers this to me, I was honestly skeptical of how “simple” damping system change the car’s overall and comfort. To be honest, not only this system work well, but I also wish Toyota would seriously implementing this technology on all of its


Do I hate the CT200h? No, not at I actually kind a like it despite what I wrote on the CT200h, I would actually this car for myself as a perfect and commuting car or city car and nothing

Let’s face it: The CT200h is not a car you enjoy driving with (with legs) or traveling distances with. But as an everyday with enough space for you and love ones to enjoy a romantic weekend not too far away the city, the CT200h becomes an choice. Its elegant body will definitively help you out in the crowd.


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