2016 Lexus CT200h

2016 Lexus CT200h
Since 2010 CT is been around and this CT200h Lexus is using basic platform of Prius and gasoline electric powertrain focuses on fuel economy offering 42 mpg, is likely to compete Mercedes-Benz CLA class and Audi A3 in hybrid segment. 2016 version comes with new steering wheel, spindle grille design, shift knob and infotainment tech. F Sport will have black trim, mesh grille and different wheels.
Lexus comes up with sharp look both inside out. Interior with soft leather seats, nicely weighted steering and firm suspension keeps body roll on minimum at lower speeds.

CT200h equipped with 1.8 liter four cylinder produces 98 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque, electric motor itself produces 80 hp and 153 lb-ft of torque, paired with continuously variable automatic transmission. CT200h is a low speed travel as it takes 10 seconds to reach to 60 mph from zero, which means slow to available cars in same segment, even behind latest Prius which consumes 9.4 seconds. Noise heard at high acceleration, brake pedal feel is uncertain despite good tuned chassis.

CT200h hybrid and acceleration lets down, competitors offer more and better.

Starting Price Base($32,225), F Sport($33,955)
Vehicle Type 4 door hatchback, front engine, front wheel drive
Engine -- DOHC 16-valve Atkinson-cycle 1.8-liter inline-4, 98 hp, 105 lb-ft -- permanent-magnet synchronous AC electric motor, 80 hp, 153 lb-ft -- combined power rating, 134 hp -- 1.3-kWh nickel-metal-hydride battery pack
Transmission continuously variable automatic
Wheelbase 102.4 in
Length 171.2 in
Width 69.5 in
Height 57.3 in
Curb weight 3200 lb
Passenger volume 87 cu ft
Cargo volume 14 cu ft
0-60 mph 10.6 secs.
0-100 mph 33.7 secs.
Top speed 112 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 10.7 secs.
Top gear(30-50 mph) 4.7 secs.
Top gear(50-70 mph) 7.1 secs.
Braking (70-0 mph) 175 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 43/40 mpg
C/D observed 36 mpg
Pros sharp look inside and out
Cons lacks acceleration, hybrid powertrain