My CT in my opinion handled as well as my 97 BMW Z3. I tested drove the CT at the end of March at Lexus of Sacramento with John D. as my salesman and was impressed with the handling. I ordered my CT and finally arrived 7/10/11. I tested drove a Prius in 2009 and was not impressed with the car. I'm getting 41mpg average so far with 900mi on my CT odometer and will probably average 45-50mpg after 5-15k mi on the odometer. I paid $33 for 359mi the last 2 tanks of regular fuel! My IS gas bill was $56. You will not be disappointed!!