2015 Lexus CT vs. Its Competition

2015 Lexus CT 200h

The 2015 Lexus CT 200h doesn't have any direct competitors, as it's the only compact hybrid luxury hatchback on the market.

However, there are a few that stand up to it for either fuel economy or brand cachet, depending on what you're looking for in a car.

The best equipped versions of the Toyota Prius are slightly more spacious, but not as engaging or attractive.

The Ford C-Max is a family car with more technology than you'd expect from a non-luxury vehicle, but it doesn't earn the same kind of gas mileage that you'll find in the Toyota products.

The Audi A3 is no longer offered in a hatchback in its traditional guise–though a fuel-sipping diesel wagon is on the way–and it's one of the best-driving vehicles in the segment.

The VW GTI is a blast to drive and offers better interior space than the CT, but it's not offered as a hybrid.

There's also the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, which stands head and shoulders above the rest for brand cachet, but it's not nearly as fuel-efficient as the CT 200h.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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Quick Specs
7.6
The 2015 Lexus CT 200h is the industry's only small luxury hatchback that's also a hybrid, and it's considerably more fun than you might expect.
8.0
The 2015 Audi A3 and S3 put more pressure on "premium" small sedans, with real prestige in their badges and real potential in their spec sheets.
7.8
With their stylish interiors and perky driving feel, the 2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi are somewhat sportier alternatives to the Toyota Prius lineup.
8.6
The 2015 Mazda 3 is one of the best-driving small cars, with efficient engines and smooth transmissions that help give it a more premium feel than its price would suggest.
8.2
The 2015 CLA is a small Mercedes done right, with enough of the brand's style and refinement mixed with a dash of youthfulness.
MSRP From    
$32,200$29,900$24,170$16,945$31,500
Gas Mileage    
43 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy40 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas/Electric I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Compact CarsSubcompact CarsLarge CarsCompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name    
5-Door Sedan Hybrid4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium5-Door HB SE4-Door Sedan Manual i SV4-Door Sedan CLA 250 FWD
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
HatchbackSedanHatchbackSedanSedan
Transmission    
CVT w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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