Parkers overall rating: 2.9 out of 5 2.9
  • Interior space more limited than in its rivals 
  • Boot space is well-shaped
  • Quite dark in the back 

If you’re looking for a car in this class then the amount of room on offer won’t be a major selling point, but the CT 200h does perform well. At 375 litres, the luggage room is almost on a par with the Audi A3's 380-litre boot. 

Drop down the rear seats – these split 60:40 – and this space expands to 965 litres, with a flush floor which makes loading items much easier. Added storage compartments through the cabin are minimal and you get the usual cup holders, central storage and rather slim door pockets. A Mercedes A-Class and VW Golf have far more useful storage areas throughout.

Unfortunately room in the rear is a little tight and best reserved for small adults or children, which doesn't help. Sitting behind drivers who are six foot in height or more will make the rear a very cramped space especially in terms of legroom, while the middle rear-seat is incredibly uncomfortable and offers very little space.

How safe is the CT?

  • Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating
  • But that was tested in 2011
  • Rating has since expired 

If you're wondering about the Lexus CT200h safety record, the first thing to note is that it scored a maximum five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests, but that was back in 2011 before more stringent tests came into effect. As such, the rating expired in January 2018, but that doesn't mean it's unsafe.

All models come with eight airbags as standard including driver and passenger front, side and knee airbags as well as curtain airbags. You also get front seats designed to limit whiplash, EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and traction control.

As standard on all cars is Lexus's Safety System+, which incorporates autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, automatic high-beam, adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Lexus CT.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel

Advance equipment

Advance standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
Advance optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel

Advance Plus equipment

Advance Plus standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
Advance Plus optional equipment
None available

Executive Edition equipment

Executive Edition standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Executive Edition optional equipment
None available

F-Sport equipment

F-Sport standard equipment
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
F-Sport optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Luxury equipment

Luxury standard equipment
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
Luxury optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

Premier equipment

Premier standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
Premier optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
S optional equipment
  • Folding rear seats
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
SE optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • DVD
  • Folding rear seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

SE-I equipment

SE-I standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
SE-I optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Sat Nav

SE-L equipment

SE-L standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
SE-L optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Sat Nav

SE-L Premier equipment

SE-L Premier standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
SE-L Premier optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
Sport optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel

Takumi equipment

Takumi standard equipment
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Takumi optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Lexus CT was tested by Euro NCAP in 2011 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2011
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 94%
Child Occupant: 84%
Vulnerable Road Users: 55%
Safety Assist: 86%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.