Small Yet Safe

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2016 Lexus CT 200h — Top Safety Pick +
Front Crash Prevention: Advanced (3 points)
Annual Insurance Costs: $1,585
The first hybrid-only model in the Lexus lineup, the CT 200h has more than a high-tech powertrain — it features a number of innovative safety features. Most noteworthy is the optional Pre-Collision System with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Using millimeter-wave radar to measure distance from a vehicle traveling ahead, the system will maintain a set distance behind the leading vehicle. PCS goes a step further, detecting certain obstacles in front of the car and alerting the driver while activating Brake Assist. The system does not apply brakes automatically until two seconds before the collision — lessening, but not avoiding, the impact — which is why the CT 200h scored three out of a possible six points.
Additional Costs: The Pre-Collision System is a standalone option priced at $1,500.

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