2015 Lexus CT 200h

Pros: More nimble and fun to drive than you might expect for a hybrid, especially in F Sport trim; upscale interior materials; impressive fuel economy

Cons: Middling acceleration; some drivers dislike Remote Touch system’s joystick control interface; seating is cramped both front and rear for large occupants; poor rear visibility; fairly stiff ride

CG Says: For 2015, Lexus’s hybrid compact car sees a number of minor updates, such as Siri Eyes Free Mode for Apple iPhone users, additional voice commands for the available navigation system, and three-flash turn signals. Lexus positions the CT 200h as a fuel-sipping alternative to other small, luxury-oriented hatchbacks. At its base sticker price of about $32,000, the CT is a decent value and a nice way to get your foot in the door of the Lexus brand. Pricey options make it easy to send the sticker price skyward, putting the CT at a disadvantage against similarly priced rivals. Unless you place top priority on the Lexus badge and the privileges of ownership that entails, you would be better served with the thriftier, more practical, mechanically similar Toyota Prius.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Lexus
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices Premium: $32,200

Base Engine
1.8-liter 4-cylinder/electric
Std. Transmission
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

2015 Lexus CT 200h