Consumer Reports is not anti-Lexus!
CT seems to be rather anti-Toyota, so I don't expect any glowing reviews.
Whoaaaaaa...nothing could be further from the truth! I subscribe to Consumer Reports and read tons of their reviews on various cars. They are VERY pro-Toyota and particularly pro-Lexus! You'll find nary a criticism of most Lexus vehicles.
Their #1 small SUV pick this year: Toyota's RAV4.
They report on reliability; this is supposedly fact-based and not subjective. For several years in a row, the top three reliable manufacturers are Honda (incl. Acura), Subaru, and Toyota (incl. Lexus).
CR "recommends" certain vehicles. It "recommends" almost every Lexus vehicle, if not all of them. Same goes with Honda and Subaru.
They buy cars to test them, and they keep them and drive them for 6 mos. to come up with their subjective review of a vehicle. That's far longer than anyone else drives a car for testing. I find their reviews very thorough and fair, for the most part.
I disagree with some of their findings sometimes, though. They rate, for instance, the climate control of certain Hondas as average, the same as certain Toyotas. However, I've owned a Honda before, and I've tested out the a/c of the CRV...and I can tell you that Honda has a pitiful a/c system. Every other a/c I've ever been exposed to has been better than any Honda's a/c I've experienced. If you don't live in a hot area, though, you wouldn't notice that.
I can't wait to see what their review of the CT200h will be. It'll be months from now, but should be interesting.