The 2015 Lexus CT 200h is only produced as a sporty 5-door hatchback with aggressive styling. The cabin is made of high quality materials and has a wide range of features. The quietness in it isn’t satisfying but not as much to influence expected luxury.
The cabin is equipped with lighted gauges, 8-inch LCD multifunction display and curved console sifter. Materials used inside are mostly plant-based such as floor mats and trim, speaker’s frames made of bamboo, seats made of 60% lighter than real leather which make CT 200 to get green cred.
Review Of 2015 Lexus CT 200h
Its outlook with racked roofline, deep rear spoiler, available LED headlights and axis grille makes this car sporty, powerful and attractive to customers. Wheels look small even if they are 17 inch big and improve the car’s fuel efficiency.
Base models come standard with Bluetooth, satellite radio, keyless entry, leather steering wheel with controls, a 10-way power driver-s seat, 6-speaker audio system, etc. Premium models are equipped with heated front seats, moon roof, rain-sensitive wipers and more.
As optional is offered a Navigation Package system with rearview camera, emergency notification system, NavTraffic, voice command HDD tilt-screen nav system etc. Leather upholstery, memory driver’s seat and electro chromic mirrors. F-sport package provides larger rear spoiler, high gloss wheels, a mesh grille, further leather trimming with metallic details.
The CT 200 is equipped with 1.8 liter inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine that delivers 98 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque. This internal combustion engine is paired with electric AC 650 volt permanent magnet motor that produces 80 horsepower. EPA rates its fuel economy to be 43/40 mpg city/highway. The 10 second 0-60-mph acceleration performance is socially responsible but it loses in its attraction as a sporty vehicle.
Starting from a base version of CT 200 without additional equipment you will have to pay more than $33,000 while Premium is going to be more than $34,000. Models with optional features like leather, navigation, dynamic cruise control will cost more than $40,000.
2015 Lexus CT 200h Release Date
As it valuable alternative there is the Mazda with many of the same features and even better acceleration but for lower price that goes up to $10,000 less. The disadvantage of Mazda can be its fuel economy in comparison to CT 200’s impressive 43/40 mpg. For the best comparison we will have to wait for both of these models to be available on the market but also to compare them with few other competitors that could take decent part of the market pie. Release date of the new CT 200h is not official yet but we do expect it to be unveiled soon while the sales should start before the end of this year.