The 2011 Lexus CT 200h is closely related to the Prius under the hood; but most of the rest is different.
Also, the CT is a completely different car than the HS 250h hybrid sedan, not just a hatchback version.
The CT compares most likely, in dimensions and exterior appearance, to the Mazda3 hatchback; it’s several inches lower than the Toyota Matrix, and has a low seating position, which helps it feel so nimble and sporty.
In comparison, the HS has an odd, higher seating position and a lack of headroom.
In just about every way except straight-on acceleration, the CT feels responsive and perky; that’s because it weighs about 550 pounds less than the HS and only slightly more than the Prius.
The new 2011 Honda CR-Z is another alternative for those who want a hybrid primarily but also want something that looks sporty.
Those who spend more time on the highway will want to consider the Audi A3 TDI (diesel); it gets fuel economy well into the 40s at Interstate speeds while feeling very responsive in city driving.
|2011 Lexus CT 200hBrowse Used Listings||2011 Honda CR-ZBrowse Used Listings||2011 Lexus HS 250hBrowse Used Listings||2011 Mazda MAZDA3Browse Used Listings||2011 Toyota PriusBrowse Used Listings|
|43 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy||31 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy||35 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||51 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Electric I4||Gas/Electric I4||Gas/Electric I4||Gas I4||Gas/Electric I4|
|FWD 4dr Hybrid||3dr Man||4dr Sedan Hybrid||4dr Sedan Man i SV||5dr HB I (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Hatchback||3 Door Coupe||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||5 Door Liftback|
|Continuously Variable Ratio||Manual||ECVT||Manual w/OD||CVT|