Lexus CT 200h running costs

The Lexus CT 200h offers reasonable running costs, although newer hybrids will be cheaper to run

Insurance group Warranty Service intervals 2018/19 company car cost (20%/40%)
17E 36 months / 60,000 miles 12 months / 10,000 miles £1,084.86 / £2,169.72

Lexus CT 200h prices start at just over £25,000 for the entry-level CT, rising to just over £27,000 for the F Sport and just over £31,000 for the Takumi.

In terms of hybrid rivals, Toyota Prius prices start from £24,000, while the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is cheaper, with prices starting from £22,000. It’s also worth bearing in mind that both the Prius and the Ioniq come with five-year warranties, two years longer than you get with the CT 200h.

The Prius also benefits from a London Congestion Charge-busting CO2 emissions figure of 70g/km. On the plus side, all CT 200h models attract a Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) company-car tax rate of 17%, which is considerably less than you’d pay for a petrol or diesel Audi A3 or BMW 1 Series. For company-car drivers, the CT 200h makes a lot of sense.

Lexus CT 200h insurance group

All versions of the Lexus CT 200h fall into insurance groups 17 to 21, with the Takumi trim level likely to be the most expensive to insure. Typically, a Toyota Prius falls into group 14, while a Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid will be much cheaper to insure, slotting into groups 10 and 11.

Warranty

While Toyota offers a five-year/100,000-mile warranty, all Lexus vehicles are covered by a standard three-year/60,000-mile package, but extended warranties are available for models up to 10 years old or 140,000 miles. The hybrid system and battery in the CT 200h are covered by a five-year/60,000-mile warranty.

Servicing

The Lexus CT 200h requires a service every 12 months and 10,000 miles. Lexus Service Plans allow you to combine all servicing costs into monthly payments, with the price based on the length of plan, what’s included and how frequently you’d like to pay.

A Hybrid Health Check is included in all services, with a technician checking the entire system and providing a written report. This also includes a one-year/10,000-mile warranty on the battery.

Road tax

All CTs are charged the standard £130-a-year road-tax rate for hybrids. Non-hybrid rivals, especially those with petrol engines, might be more expensive to tax in the first year, but unless they cost more than £40,000, they only cost £10 a year more to tax from year two.

Depreciation

The CT 200h tends to hold its value better than many of its conventional premium hatchback rivals, but you should avoid the higher trim levels to escape the worst depreciation. You could expect a CT to retain a little over 50% of its value after three years, with used-car buyers appreciating the car’s economy and low cost of ownership.