Lexus CT 200h Size Comparison


Even with all the photos of the Lexus CT 200h at the Geneva Auto Show, it’s hard to get a good idea of just how big it really is, so I put together this chart showing the newest Lexus as compared to the IS, HS & ES:

Lexus CT 200h Size Comparison

Put into perspective, the CT 200h looks bigger than I imagined, though still much smaller than anything else in the lineup. It’s interesting to put the hatchback beside the existing lineup—there’s certainly a lot of shared details, and it definitely fits into the model range quite well.

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  1. i did some measurements myself too, since its more-or-less a re-skinned Prius.

    its 100mm shorter in wheelbase than prius (2.7m vs. 2.6m)
    there is a 20mm (3/4 in.) increase in width, could just be due to the doors.
    doubt will translate that much into interior room.
    headroom at the rear would be crap tho, as vehicle height drops to 1,430, (down 60mm or 2.3 in.) just a bit taller than the IS sedan. and we know how low that roof is. 

    the only unknown right now is the weight, as carrying all these extra gadgets and insulation (plus the more complex double wishbone rear axle) will blunt C02 and acceleration performance. i am guessing a high 1,460-1,500 kg?
    ( thats more than 3000 lbs.!)

  2. My kind of car smile

  3. Its small….
    CT meets an LX…. not a pretty match up… sad

  4. jungle-rx:The only unknown right now is the weight, as carrying all these extra gadgets and insulation (plus the more complex double wishbone rear axle) will blunt C02 and acceleration performance. i am guessing a high 1,460-1,500 kg?
    ( thats more than 3000 lbs.!)

    I’ll agree with your “more than 3000 lbs” prediction, but not quite 1460-1500 kg, which works out to 3212-3300 lbs.

    A similar guessing game arose when Lexus HS was launched, especially in comparison to the Toyota Camry Hybrid. Both share essentially the same powertrain, but Camry is larger and more sparsely equipped, while HS is smaller but has more insulation and luxury bells and whistles. In the end, it was a wash, with the Lexus HS weighing in at 3682 lbs, a scant 2 pounds more than the larger Camry hybrid.

    I’m predicting a similar situation when it comes to CT versus Prius, and the current Prius weighs in at 3042 lbs (1383 kg).

  5. let’s wait and see the specs & prices soon

  6. @seal: That’s really cool! Any other Lexus has it?

  7. starting price : 21000 euros

    Source : New York Times !!

    http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/02/geneva-auto-show-lexus-ct-200h/

    cool8-)

  8. Max from Italy:@seal: That's really cool! Any other Lexus has it?

    the LS also has this feature.

  9. emptystreets130

    @jungle-rx:

    Size wise, it is closer to the Toyota Auris/Blade. Wheelbase on the twins is 2640mm vs the CT 2600mm, overall length on the twins is 4245mm-4260mm vs the CT 4320mm, width on the twins 1760mm vs the CT 1765mm. The height on the two vehicle is different and off by 100mm.

    In my mind, it’s not an entirely new platform but based of an existing stretched out Corolla platform built to Lexus’ spec and tolerance.

  10. emptystreets130:In my mind, it's not an entirely new platform but based off an existing stretched out Corolla platform built to Lexus' spec and tolerance.

    I have a different interpretation: CT is the first vehicle built off the new, next-generation Corolla platform. Thus, the next Corolla, Matrix and Auris/Blade will be CT derivatives, and not the other way around.

    Naturally, the Toyota versions would, for the most part, use a simpler beam rear axle, as opposed to CT’s double wishbones.

  11. emptystreets130

    @jruhi4:

    That’s a good observation. I forgot that the next Generation Corolla variation is suppose to get a major redesign (from the ground up). But then again, Toyota could use a different platform to keep the Corolla under a certain tax bracket.

    BTW, the Toyota Blade had an IRS setup different from the Auris.