Smooth efficient and oh so very Lexus! Motoring Style

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Smooth, efficient and oh, so very

Lexus CT200h (2012)

notice that some vehicles seem to look odd, while others look dull? Well, the Lexus CT200h looks right. At first glance, I was with the compact yet efficient of the CT200h. Instantly, a good eye its stylish front fascia, as as the modern- looking rear C and cargo hatch

There are the blue accented Lexus front and back, as well as logos on the lower edges of the Our verdict after a week’s experience? The CT200h is a hybrid doesn’t look like yet fits right in.

The surprises don’t stop the exterior. Once inside, the and passengers feel more being in a mid-sized sedan, to its efficient design and layout. as luck would have it, the before getting the CT200h I had a V8 powered SUV, and thus, from that fuel-guzzling to the CT200h was definitely a major in size and attitude. At first, I a bit strange, yet with every driven, a transformation took

This particular car seems to makes you more focused on as smooth and efficient as possible, being rewarded with an average of over 45 MPG during the 400 that I drove this It became a personal, badge of so to speak, to boast about my mileage in the CT200h. Way to go Lexus!

There are three driving offered; “eco”, “normal” and plus the EV function that you drive on electric-only power for distances. Going from to sport mode, there is a in the left indicator in addition to the lighting associated with it. blue for Normal mode, as as an indicator showing if the vehicle is (regenerative or coasting), economy cruise) or power (when aggressive in accelerating).

In the sport mode, the color to red and the indicator becomes a tachometer. is a neat trick and one that’s fun to off.

Acceleration in the CT200h is Power is put to the front wheels via a CVT which takes a bit to get used to, as it not shift between gears, other conventional transmissions do. at highway speeds, the CT200h is smooth and quiet, yes, all Lexus. Braking feels and direct, with a side of giving the propulsion batteries a via the regenerative charge system. One feature of the CT200h is its handling, I was to put it through its handling paces on my expressway on-ramp and I was pleasantly at the composure and balanced feedback the car

The leather-wrapped steering wheel has the array of controls, in addition to its pleasant grip and girth.

is luxurious and surprisingly comfortable, the rear seats offering comfort for two, but a bit tight for adults. Cargo space is through a rear hatch offers a security cover, added space if needed by folding the 2nd row seating forward. All of the typical luxury-level accoutrements are in the CT200h, including a large, mounted infotainment system is managed by a mouse-like gimbal takes a bit to get used to, but easy to use adapted.

One of my favorite features is the mirror-finished “T” gear selector; this was a nice idea that well with the technology and theme of the CT200h.


Odd and dull is fun and efficiency is in, with the 2012 CT200h

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MSRP (as tested): $35,694.00

Economy (observed): 45 MPG

Engine: I4, 1.8 Atkinson Cycle, 134 HP with an Drive Motor

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