Lexus CT 200h F Sport Long Term Test: Chapter One

Tony O'Kane | Sep 13, 2011


After its local market launch back in March, we rated the Lexus CT 200h pretty highly for its low fuel consumption, value and typically Lexus (read: solid) build quality.

Six months on, and we're about to take another look at the mid-spec model in the CT 200h range. A very long look.

Over the next three months we'll be driving our CT 200h F Sport just as you would drive it. It will encounter everything from suburban streets to open highways and gravel country roads, and it will most certainly spend a good chunk of its time stuck in traffic.

The occasional blat up a mountain pass won't be out of the question either.

Because it's a hybrid we'll naturally be keeping a close eye on its real-world fuel consumption, but we'll also assess whether that small boot and backseat really is an issue for the typical owner, and if the firmer ride of the F Sport becomes an irritation over time.

We'll also answer any questions that you may have about the CT 200h.

Are there any hybrid myths that you'd like debunked? Do you want to know if those DRLs can be switched off? Want us to check if your favourite beverage will fit in the cupholders? Ask us in the comments below and we'll do our best to find out.

Stay tuned til next week, when we'll have our first update on our Lexus CT 200h long-termer.

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  • Grumps
    Grumps says,
    4 years ago
    Yep, luggage space and ease of use (splitfold rear seats) is something I would like to know about and how it compares to others.

    I have also read other reports that the interior build quality is not of a Lexus standard so I would be interested to see how it holds up after the three months.

    Good luck with it and also be interested to hear if you end up driving it with an eye on getting the best consumption out of it, i.e conscioulsy easing up on the throttle inputs.

    Feel free to drive to Coffs Harbour and I'll put you up for the night if you let me have a drive smile
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