Originally Posted by fgonzale
Has anyone driven the CT on a 2000 plus mile trip and what was the experience regarding the handling, the comfort of the seats, I am considering buying one but planned to take long trips with it.
This is a highly subjective question/answer. It all depends on what car(s) you are cross-shopping or which car you are coming from.
For me, the few times I've done long road trips myself with the CT, I found the experience acceptable. However, once, with my wife and kids, it was a little on the "cozy" side and with the added weight of luggage and 4 people, felt a little under-powered on the highway and therefore revving a little more than usual at about 73 mph. Fuel consumption was also "ok" at 40 mpg compared to 47-48 mpg city.
To give you a meaningful comparison, compared to past Lexus cars including the taut RX F-Sport, the CT is noisier and a touch firmer. Whereas the RX glides over freeway imperfections, the CT transmits some of that into the cabin but far from jarring - it's still fairly comfortable and very solid feeling with no rattles or cowl shake.
CT's seats are great as they hug your back. Handling (including emergency handling) is nimble and easy to execute and car feels very stable at all speeds.
So in short, it all depends on what you drive or are shopping around for. If you come from a Porsche, the CT will feel floaty and quiet. If you come from a Buick, the CT will feel like a sports car, but firmer and noisier...