I bought the car to have a comfortable, fuel-efficient vehicle for a very annoying commute. I average 47 mpg and have been delighted with the performance of the car. It is very comfortable for 4 passengers, and I've have had NO mechanical problems. The Lexus staff is much more respectful than the Toyota guys, so I'm happy to pay a few grand more for great service.
It handles beautifully, has a rich carmel leather interior, navigation, rear backup monitor is helpful and portability of back seats allow transporting things for design business. It is my first Lexus - still learning all the features of the Hybred but the "power button" is great feature if needed to accelerate quickly in traffic. Car Max sales person was very helpful, went beyond her scope of duties.
Review from veteran CT200h owner
2011 Lexus CT 200hDoug C - Orlando, FL07/15/2015
As most already know, this is Lexus' version of the Toyota Prius, so very similar in many ways but at the same time different as well. First of all, this Lexus hybrid gets the best fuel economy out of all Lexus models (43/40 city/highway). Second, the vehicle is lightweight and powered by a 1.8 L I4 motor which produces 134 hp built on a eCVT-i transmission. This is how the hybrid gets its performance while at the same time conserving fuel usage via regenerative braking technology and reduced wear-and-tear on the engine/mechanical components. Finally, the CT200h is built with a nickel-metal hydride battery, meaning the vehicle self-charges just by simple driving and braking, no plug-in needed. Enough talk... see for yourself the CT200h!
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