2013 CT 200h Premium Hybrid Compact Is Efficient and Exhilarating

0 comments, 13/06/2013, by , in Auto Reviews

With 2013 CT 200h Premium hybrid compact car, Lexus will try to dominate the segment this year by offering matchless quality, technology, dynamic driving attributes, comfort and sophistication. For the 2013, the CT gets minimal yet notable changes. The car is designed in a way that ensures low CO2 emission, full hybrid feel and technology, the traditional Lexus comfort and luxury and a responsive and composed ride quality.

Styling and Exterior features

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The exterior look and styling have been almost same with just a couple of changes like the addition of new exterior colors such as Ultra white and Silver Lining Metallic. Features that are kept unchanged including bright trim around the sides of windows, front fog lights, Halogen headlights with projector beam lenses, electric glass sunroof and intermittent windshield wipers. The car sits on standard 17 inch wheels.

Interior Features

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The interior of the CT 200h hybrid is really fascinating and making the car among one of those hybrids that are offering high end comfort and luxury. Standard interior features are Dual zone climate control, cargo area cover and light, a trip computer, 14.3 cubic ft cargo space, front seats cup holders, 10 way adjustable driver seat, power locks and power windows, floor mats, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, front reading lights and six speakers. New for 2013 CT 200h Premium hybrid compact are, updated Navigation system with Lexus next generation EnForm®, App Suite and Safety Connect®, HD Radio with iTunes® and padded driver’s arm sets.

Under the Hood

Under the hood, the 2013 CT 200h hybrid Premium Compact fits the same 1.8 4 cylinder gasoline engine plus a pair of electric motor that generates a sum of 134 horsepower and the EPA rated fuel economy is 43 mpg city and 40 mpg highway. The car offers four choices of driving modes, Normal, Sports, EV and ECO, the driver can select an EV mode in certain conditions that gives zero CO2 emission.

Safety

Lexus paid equal attention to the safety of the 2013 CT 200h along with other aspects and so the car comes standard with eight airbags including dual stage driver and front passenger, driver’s knee, front seat mounted and full length side curtain airbags, Tire Pressure monitoring and an optional Pre-collision system plus dynamic radar cruise control.

Pricing and Availability

The five passenger 2013 Lexus CT 200h hybrid Premium Compact comes at a starting price of $32,050 and is backed with 4 years/50,000 miles basic warranty. The car is available in the market for sale.

Competitors

The key rivals of the 2013 Lexus CT 200h are Audi A3 and Volkswagen GTI.

Pros

Impressive cargo space

Good gas mileage and fuel economy

Cons

Frustrating handling

Poor interior quality in the comparison with other cars in the segment

Low acceleration

The Verdict

The 2013 Lexus CT 200h hybrid Premium compact is a good car to consider as with mild updates the car become a good model in the comparison with the previous one. Overall car is impressive and efficient.

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