Consumer Reviews Summary
12 of 12 (100%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Lexus CT 200h Overview
The 2013 Lexus CT 200h combines sporty looks and hybrid fuel efficiency in a slick looking package that turns heads and saves money on gas.
Acting as the entry-level model for Lexus, the CT 200h gets minimal changes for the 2013 model year. The base trim is no longer offered, meaning the Premium version is the only one remaining, and Park assist is now a standalone option, not only as part of a package.
Styling on the CT 200h is more progressive than most of Lexus’ models, although the redesigned GS and RX classes now give it a run for its money. It was the first of Lexus’ cars to feature the pinched in front grille that’s spreading rapidly through the rest of the lineup. The side mirrors feature integrated LED turn signals as well as puddle lamps, which shine light down when the door is opened so you can see the ground just outside the car. LED daytime running lights/taillights and a power moonroof top things off. The available F Sport packages sharpen up the CT 200h’s appearance and change the suspension tuning.
Under the hood, the 2013 CT 200h employs a hybrid system that pairs a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor for a combined output of 134-horsepower. Much like other hybrid Toyota drivetrains, the engine is mated to a CVT and runs on the Atkinson cycle which is more efficient than a normal engine cycle. There are four selectable drive modes, ranging from Eco to Sport, that the driver can choose from which run the gamut from economical to fun. Fuel economy ratings check in at 43 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, which gives the CT 200h the best combined mpg rating of all luxury cars.
Moving inside, the CT 200h is roughly a compact car in dimensions so don’t expect a ton of room for backseat passengers. That being said, it’s still a Lexus so you can expect the same level of attention to detail in the cabin’s construction as well as good sound insulation so road and win noise will be nicely reduced. There are plenty of standard features, including dual-zone automatic climate control, power driver’s seat, USB/iPod port, Bluetooth connectivity, steering wheel mounted audio and display controls, and push button start. Also offered are leather upholstery, HD radio, a navigation system with a backup camera, and heated front seats.
The CT 200h also rates well when it comes to safety, picking up a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS. Standard safety features include antilock brakes, side-impact, side curtain, and knee airbags, and an electronic stability system.