Have the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t concern yourself with a stiff ride, though the SE continues to be relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can also be a great bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you get for the money. Finally, the SE can be acquired with a wide selection of options, to help you pick and choose those are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs may be all the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2019 Lexus CT 200h. Coming off a redesign just last year, the 2019 Lexus CT 200h is really a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with a lot of standard safety equipment and a lot of options to select from.
As has been the case for some time, you will get the 2019 Lexus CT 200h with a four-cylinder engine or a more powerful V6, or you may get the miserly 2019 Lexus CT 200h Hybrid. On the highway, the 2019 Lexus CT 200h is comfortable and compliant. 2019 Lexus CT 200h also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2019 Lexus CT 200h with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2019 Lexus CT 200h provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you go with among the upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to choose from along the way.
The 2019 Lexus CT 200h is really as competent because they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content makes it supremely an easy task to drive. If you’re looking for something with much more class and space than the usual small sedan, the 2019 Lexus CT 200h might just be the sedan for you.
The 2019 Lexus CT 200h is the beds base trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features which includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2019 Lexus CT 200h Safety Sense, which is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the next rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a variety of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Lots of the features on the upper trim levels may be included with the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL audio system combined with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2019 Lexus CT 200h stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is easy to fold down to fit longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to make many people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however not stellar. The forward center console bin is perfect for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in leading and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The 2019 Lexus CT 200h includes a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and readily available lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough room so that the front seat need not be scooted entirely forward.