Used Lexus CT for sale
The Lexus CT is a premium hatchback that offers a well-built interior and a good level of practicality. Introduced in 2011, the CT was one of the first premium hatchbacks to come with a hybrid powertrain and it's stood the test of time, still being a fairly common sight on British roads.
The CT still fulfills the needs of a modern road user and competes well within the hatchback segment thanks to a range of features and updates introduced during a mid-life update in 2017, such as:
- Low running costs
- Highly reliable
- Superb safety rating
- Bundles of technology as standard
- Simple engine line-up
Engines and Driving Experience
There's no tricky decision to make when it comes to powertrains as all CT models come with the same one; an efficient 1.8-litre petrol-hybrid that produces 134bhp. Trips to the petrol are reduced thanks to fuel economy figures of up to 67.3mpg combined.
Whilst it's very economical, the CT loses out to rivals when it comes to driver engagement, going from 0 to 62mph in a moderate 10.3 seconds. Lexus did attempt to amend this during the facelift, but they didn't quite nail it. It's neither super sporty nor uber-comfortable, but you do get a decent balance between the two.
There are multiple driving modes to choose from dependent upon your scenario. Selecting Sport mode gives the CT an extra bit of oomph, which helps when overtaking slower moving traffic.
Practicality and Running Costs
There's a decent amount of space inside the CT, making things easier when fitting a child seat to the ISOFIX mounting points in the rear. Head and legroom are about what you'd expect for a hatchback of this size and, whilst smaller than what you'd find in some rivals, there are a number of cubby holes and storage compartments to use.
375 litres of boot space is reasonable for this segment, but if you need more then you can fold the seats down in a 60:40 configuration, granting access to a larger 985-litre space.
Owning a CT won't break the bank thanks to its efficient powertrains and low running costs. Insurance ranges between groups 17 and 21 (out of 50), whilst low-cost servicing and maintenance can be carried out at your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership.
Interior, Technology and Safety
Lexus cars are known for their top-quality interiors and the CT is no different, being built from premium materials that are both durable and upmarket. The CT was introduced in 2011, leading the interior to feel a little outdated compared to newer, touchscreen-laden alternatives however.
Standard tech across the range is good, with entry-level models getting satellite navigation, a 7-inch infotainment system and dual-zone climate control. Opting for a higher specification allows you to enjoy the likes of heated seats, a larger infotainment system and an upgraded Mark Levinson® premium sound system.
The CT was awarded the full five-star safety rating when it was tested in 2011 by Euro NCAP thanks to a range of safety features, including:
- Reversing camera
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Hill start assist
- Lexus Safety Connect emergency alert system
- Lexus Safety System+ (includes lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning)
Is the Lexus CT right for me?
The Lexus CT is a good option if you're looking for a luxury hatchback that offers an efficient powertrain and a good list of standard equipment. It's one of the top performing cars when it comes to reliability too, making them a good used car buy.
Competition is fierce within the hatchback market, so it's worth considering rivals such as the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class due to their more dynamic driving experiences. The popular Ford Focus is also excellent value for money if you're working with a smaller budget.
Why purchase a used Lexus CT through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same-day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.