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2011 Lexus CT 200h Review

 

Premium Hybrid Hatch

A three-quarter front view of a 2011 Lexus CT 200h


In short: A sporty and luxurious 5-door hybrid hatchback.

Sharing much of the same hybrid technology with the Toyota Prius, the Lexus CT 200h hybrid hatchback elevates eco-friendly driving to the luxury sport level with its smart and sleek design and performance-oriented adjustable drivetrain. Featuring four distinct drive modes, including a pure-electric EV mode and a Sport setting that offers livelier driving dynamics and turns the battery charge meter into a tachometer, the CT 200h offers excellent fuel economy without sacrificing driver satisfaction.

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Warranty/Service: four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty; six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty; six-year/unlimited-mile corrosion warranty; eight-year/100,000-mile hybrid/battery warranty; 4-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance


QUICK SHEET
Base Price: $29,120

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 5-door hatchback

Engine: 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with 650-volt permanent magnet electric motor
Horsepower: 134 hp @ 5,200 rpm (combined gas and electric motors)
Torque: 105 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm (gas motor)
Transmission: Electronically-Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)

Curb weight:
3,130 lbs
Wheelbase: 102.4 in
Length/Width/Height:170.1/69.5/56.7 in

Brakes:
front ventilated disc brakes; rear solid disc brakes; regenerative braking

Suspension: MacPherson strut front; independent double wishbone rear; coil springs and stabilizer bars; laterally-mounted performance damper

0-60 mph: 9.8 seconds

EPA City:
43 mpg
EPA Highway: 40 mpg

Safety:
eight airbags including driver and front passenger knee airbags

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