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The Top Gear car review:Lexus CT 200h

Overall verdict
To call this a posh Prius may sound a little harsh, but that’s what it is.


Decent spec and quality, along with impressive economy


Poorly judged ride/handling combination, only one engine option


What is it?

The smallest, cheapest Lexus you can buy. Ostensibly, it’s a rival for the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series, though, unlike the dizzying array of engine and trim options available from the Germans, Lexus offers the CT in few specifications. And there’s only one engine. That happens to be a 1.8-litre petrol- electric hybrid system – pretty much the same as in Toyota’s Prius. The Lexus looks more conventional than the Prius, but it’s still a bit of a left-field choice.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
200h 1.8 Advance 5dr CVT Auto
10.3s 94g/km 68.9 136 £25,440
The cheapest
200h 1.8 S 5dr CVT Auto
10.3s 82g/km 78.5 136 £22,440
The greenest
200h 1.8 S 5dr CVT Auto
10.3s 82g/km 78.5 136 £22,440
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