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2013 Lexus CT 200h

small car / 4-door hatchback

2013 Lexus CT 200h 4-door hatchback
2011 Lexus CT 200h shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Not tested
Optional system
Not qualified

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2011-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Lexus CT 200h 4-door

The Lexus CT 200h was introduced in the 2011 model year and is derived from the Toyota Prius. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1101
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6
Left (cm) 12
Center (cm) 18
Right (cm) 7
Brake pedal (cm) 8
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1101
Head
HIC-15 219
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 14
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm) 18
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.4
Femur force - right (kN) 2.6
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.37
Maximum tibia index - right 0.51
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 55
Right 64

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2013-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Lexus CT 200h 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Lexus CT 200h was introduced in the 2011 model year and is derived from the Toyota Prius. Beginning with 2013 models, design changes were made to the rear door trim panels to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

Two tests of the CT 200h were conducted, one of a 2011 model by the Institute and the other representing a 2013 model by Toyota as part of side crash test verification. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structure ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests, as are driver dummy injury and head protection ratings, because no changes were made affecting front seat occupants. (The car tested by Toyota was designated as a 2011 model but included the rear door trim changes of the 2013 models.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1109 VTS1220
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -14.0 -13.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1109 VTS1220
Head HIC-15 287 240
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.2 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 32 44
Lateral force (kN) 1.9 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 22 28
Average deflection (mm) 16 19
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.14 3.08
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.25 0.28
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.9 0.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.1 2.5
Combined force (kN) 1.9 3.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 166 121
A-P moment (Nm) 52 195

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1220
Head HIC-15 97
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.9
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 48
Lateral force (kN) 1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33
Average deflection (mm) 19
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.14
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.56
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.0
Combined force (kN) 2.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.4
L-M moment (Nm) 41
A-P moment (Nm) 127

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2011-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Lexus CT 200h Premium 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,229 lbs
Peak force 16,238 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.03

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 20
Distance below top of head (mm) 10
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.4
Head contact time (ms) 68
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 16
Max neck tension (N) 570

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

Ratings are given for 2 different trim variations available on this vehicle.

System details

  • Optional Pre-Collision System

Package name

  • Optional Pre-Collision System

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2013-14 models built after November 2013

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not tested.

System details

  • Optional Pre-Collision System

Package name

  • Optional Pre-Collision System

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2013 models built before December 2013

  • This system does not meet the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 0 mph.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 0 mph.

How front crash prevention is evaluated