Real Life Fuel Consumption on Lexus CT200h

Before I get the CT200h, I have already done some research on the web about the fuel consumption. According to the owners in Australia, they are getting 5.2 – 5.5 L/100km. I also get some information from the overseas forums people in Taiwan and Hong Kong are able to achieve 4.1 – 4.5L/100km. There was an extreme case that someone in Taiwan filled up 44.75 Litre and drove for 1208km.

Now I have got my Lexus CT200h, it is time for me to find out the real fuel consumption. In Australia the official fuel consumption claim is 4.1L/100km. I have done 7000km since I had the car. I have driven that in all sort of situations. My experience of real world fuel consumption as follows:

Freeway drive (Hume Hwy from Sydney to Wagga Wagga) at 110km/h = 5.5L/100km

Metro Area Drive with speed limit at 70km/h – 4.2 – 4.7 L/100km

City Drive with always run out of battery and a lot of start/stop pattern 4.8 – 5.2L/100km

The above figure were my best achievement with Eco Mode and slow acceleration. I tried to minimize to put full throttle all the time and try to keep the car accelerate within the Eco section in the dash (you get blue light when you are within the Eco section).

My friend who drives the same car as me, his fuel consumption read 5.3L/100km. He accelerates normally and using normal mode without paying too much attention to save fuel. The Lexus CT200h can do over 800km a tank if you pay some attention during your acceleration, otherwise, the fuel consumption will be above 5L/100km.

Ever since I have my Lexus CT200h, the worst consumption record per tank was 4.9L/100km. The best consumption I have achieved per tank was 4.2L/100km.

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4 responses to “Real Life Fuel Consumption on Lexus CT200h

  1. This car is awesome. A friend of mine bought one in portugal and he is very happy. Fantastic car, i think! :)

  2. Hey,
    I have 2000KM on the ct200 and been trying to watch fuel. I can’t get it lower than 6L/100km
    Any suggestions? or does it take a few 1000K to wear in.

    thanks

  3. Mikko Sammalisto

    Hi,
    I have a 2011 CT200h driven now 71000km. Here are my figures.
    Summer 2011(Aug-Oct), 6965km, avg. 5.117 L/100km
    Winter 11-12 (Oct-May), 12069km, 5.770
    Summer 12(May-Oct), 10679km, 4.804
    Winter 12-13, 18942km, 5.407
    Summer 13, 13073km, 4.937
    Winner 13-14, 8927km, 5,443 (and 3 months left…)

    Lowest per tank, 4.46L/100km. Highest 7.23L/100km (due really cold weather)

    Tyres are 16″, for Summer Bridgestone Turanza, for Winter Michelin X-ICE Xi-2(friction, no spikes)

  4. My experience (Italy) with a CT200H bought since early January 2014 has been quite satisfactory: approx. 4,90 l/100 km averaged on about 18.000 km, up to Sept. 2014. Keeping the speed between 110 and 120 km/h in highways, I could keep values not far from 4,76 l/100 km. Along ordinary roads, respecting speed limits 70 and 90 km/h, 4,16 – 4.24 l/100 km. Under urban trafic conditions consumption has never been worst than 5,00-5,100 l/100 km. In the mentioned period of time winter has never been very cold, nor Summer very hot. Had I been asked for my impression on CT200H till last September, I’d have said I was quite satisfied. However, since October performance collapsed. At present an “optimal” result is 5.50 – 5.60 in highways, 5.10 – 5.20 along ordinary roads. A special comment is deserved by urban conditions: 7.35 – 7.00 l/100 km (!!!). I am trying to find out reasons for this change of behavior, but degree of satisfaction has considerably decreased……

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