The CT is a legitimate luxury vehicle, despite containing the insides of a Toyota Prius. From its spindle grille and available LED headlights to its muscular wheel arches, steeply raked roofline and deep rear spoiler, the CT is a fusion of sophistication, sensibility, and sport. 17-inch tires and wheels, but they are kept small on purpose to preserve maximal efficiency.
Despite being on the smaller side, this vehicle’s cabin comes through in regards to features and materials. The fit to form front seats give great support and make for a comfortable ride and the standard model comes with a gorgeously curved console shifter. The CT 200h keeps it environmentally friendly via simulated leather that’s 60% lighter than the real thing, plus speaker frames made of bamboo, and interior trims made of 30% plant-based materials.
Some of the CT 200h’s most prominent technology features include attractive and brightly lit gauges. These go along with a visually pleasing LCD multifunction 8″ display. Some other cool features that come with this model are the keyless entry, dual-zone A/C, 10-way power driver’s seat, 6-speaker audio system, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, Bluetooth interface and access to SiriusXM satellite radio.
Making use of the in-brad Prius’ 98-hp 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine plus 80-hp electric-drive motor, the CT 200h (Hybrid) is a highly efficient vehicle – 43 mpg in the EPA city cycle is fantastic. The CT 200h gives drivers an option of three different driving modes: Normal (middle), Sport (favor performances), and Eco (fuel economy). Sports mode also enhances steering response and battery output, resulting in maximum power.
The CT200h is also pretty solid in the safety department. A standard model comes equipped with a lot of standard safety features. These include stability control, anti-lock brakes, and Brake Assist. There are also eight standard airbags (including knee bags for both front occupants) in the CT. A pre-collision safety system is also an option. It has never been tested by the NHSTA but has earned excellent grades on all other safety tests.
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