CT200h

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KingKrab65
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CT200h

Post by KingKrab65 » Thu May 20, 2021 4:43 am

Has anyone had any experience with these vehicles? They are hybrids but have very low combined HP numbers. I was wondering what the acceleration was like. My Vibe kind of gets eaten up when I try to get on the interstate and traffic lights especially when I have the AC on.

Just curious.
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joatmon
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Re: CT200h

Post by joatmon » Wed May 26, 2021 5:26 am

Never been in one, can't say I ever noticed one on the road. Supposed to be a luxury Prius, it is surprising that the MPGs are 10%-20% lower than the Prius.

Don't know what acceleration is in one of them, maybe compare the weight to horsepower ratio of one to that of the Vibe, will give you a general comparison.

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Re: CT200h

Post by SeattleJeremy » Wed May 26, 2021 12:16 pm

My wife purchased a 2014 ct200h in January of this year. It's not just suppose to be a luxury Prius, it is! Much like the Corolla/Vibe is the same car in Sedan and Hatch back forms. The Prius and CT200h share everything other than body paneling and interior. Engine, hybrid battery, transmission, suspension, brakes are all the same.

The CT200h has lower MPG's because the hatchback shape is less efficient than the sloppy back of the Prius.

An automatic Vibe is neck and neck 0-60MPH and 1/4 mile times. zeroto60times.com numbers back this up.

If you are looking for something a little faster with similar fuel economy (40ish) look at the hybrid Camry or Lexus ES hybrid.
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Re: CT200h

Post by SeattleJeremy » Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:56 am

Found out the hard way the CT200h also has glass fog lights (like the Vibe/Matrix). Thankfully, they're shared with a bunch of other Toyota's so they're readily available.
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