If you like pronunciation play, you’ll notice that the CT, which actually stands for Compact Tourer, makes you think about... “city”, which is the vehicle’s natural environment.
The CT200 h is an excellent urban performer. We can start from any end of the car to demonstrate this, so let’s go to the rear. The boot, even though not class-topping (375 liters), is enough to swallow the amount of shopping bags a couple can carry unassisted (please don’t make “couple” jokes about our test drive editor and photographer).
The interior offers a high level of sound proofing, which, together with the low voice of the powertrain allows offers you almost total audio relaxation during city drives. You can even use the EV mode to show-off in front of a petrol station - just make sure to use another one when you refill. However, you can’t step on the throttle too hard while in this mode, as that wakes the ICE (internal combustion engine) up.
The steering is light, which means that it will be easy for you to avoid potholes and irregularities. This is extremely useful, as the vehicle’s sporty ride will whip your back like a Muslim policeman you if you fail to do so.
Unlike the designers of the Prius, the ones that penned the CT 200h were able to also include visibility on their list of priorities, so overall it is good. We were extremely pleased by the exterior mirrors, which manage to show you a lot of the surrounding world though a pretty face.
The parking rating for this car would’ve been an excellent one had it been fitted with sensors to accompany the rearview camera. As for the moments between leaving and re-entering a parking space, we can tell you that the fuel consumption we achieved was 33 mpg (7.1 L/100Km).
The conclusion is simple: this is one of the most urban-friendly general-purpose (please excuse the Jeep-ism) cars we’ve ever driven.Continue reading
Hold on, Lou Cheeka would like to say something...
Hello, Lexus? I would like to make a complaint. It seems that you forgot to install all of the three engines in this here CT 200h. I’m a reasonable guy, I’ll take one for free if you fit it with at least one or two. Well, that went well...
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