Utilising a hybrid powertrain technology, Lexus has come up with a mildly upgraded CT200h for the model year 2017 that will have a lot in store for its buyers. It would be a stylish car that will offer an excellent fuel efficiency, luxurious and spacious interiors and strong body and powertrain. It will be a compact four door hatchback hybrid car that holds a comfortable seating for 5 passengers, making itself a class apart. Its small size and low pricing will do wonders to attract the buyers.
2017 Lexus CT 200h Engine
The automaker Lexus offers only single powertrain which is strong but does not hold great reviews in its favor. Under its hood comes a 1.8 liter 4 cylinder engine and two electric motors that collectively generate an outcome of 134 hp and 105 pound feet of torque. This comes coupled with front wheel drive and CVT automatic transmission. The primary purpose of the vehicle is to deliver the best possible fuel economy in the luxury car segment and hence, the CT 200h makes the Lexus proud by delivering 43 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highways and 42 mpg combined. There are three selectable driving modes – Eco, Normal and Sport, where Sport mode provides an impressive ride experience but compromises slightly on the fuel economy numerics.
2017 Lexus CT 200h Exteriors
The spindle shaped grille with horizontal lines decorate the front fascia of the 2017 CT 200h which has been a characteristic of cars from Lexus. There is Keyless Ignition, Rear View Camera, LED Headlights, Rain – Sensing Wipers, Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control, Heated Mirrors with built in turn signals and puddle lamps, Automatic Head lights, 17 inch alloy wheels, Automatic Mirrors and Sunroof for a feature full contemporary class. Overall the car has a hold on the roads with its presence.
2017 Lexus CT 200h Interiors
The Interiors of 2017 CT 200h have been receiving mixed reviews. It is considered to be subtle through some designing and premium through some features. Undoubtedly the Lexus CT 200h offers good comfort and support along with enormous head room and leg room, but the versatile fails to provide the best of luxury despite being a luxury brand vehicle. The seats are low and very accommodating along with eight – way power adjustability and power lumbar support for the driver seat which allows for the best possible comfort and stability. The cargo space may be considered as the best in class with approximately 14.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. Moreover, the cargo space may be enlarged to 34.8 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. The tilt and telescoping steering wheel has been a convenience feature as well. The Infotainment System incorporates computer – like mouse controller for making choices. This is considered to be slightly compromising while driving. Also, there is no connectivity feature for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay which is another drawback for the 2017 model. The Infotainment System, however, manages to include 7 inch display and remote touch interface, Navigation, iPod / USB integration, six to ten speaker sound system, Voice Controls, CD Player, Hands Free Calling, Audio Streaming through Bluetooth and Satellite Radio.
2017 Lexus CT 200h Safety Features
The safety features of the Lexus CT 200h are optimum and makes way for good ranking by the safety rating authorities. Lexus’s Enform system with safety connect allows for appropriate handling of emergency situations. The driver assistive features comprise of Electronic Stability Control, ABS, Traction Control, Low Tire Pressure Warning System, Pre – Collision Warning System , Front and Rear Parking Sensors and Auto – Diming Rear View Mirror. There are also safety ensuing Rear Child Safety Locks, two sets of LATCH connectors and Pretensioners.
How many airbags in 2017 Lexus CT 200h?
The Advanced Airbag System consists of Dual stage driver and front passenger Seat – mounted airbags, Dual stage driver and passenger Frontal airbags, Curtain 1st and 2nd Row airbags, driver and front passenger Knee airbags.
2017 Lexus CT 200h Crash Test Rating – Safety Score?
The 2017 Lexus CT Hybrid has earned excellent safety scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety by gaining a ‘Good’ rating which is the highest rating in its all five major categories, namely, Moderate Overlap Front test, Small Overlap Front test, Side Impact test, Rear Crash Protection and Roof Strength test.
2017 Lexus CT 200h Pricing
The CT Hybrid starts with a base price of $32,980 which is quite low for a vehicle with such high rated features and hybrid powertrain.