Go test drive the V and see for yourself whether or not you'll be willing to take that big a hit on luxury. Then go and test drive the CT. Decide if the entry level Lexus gives you enough luxury to warrant sacrificing the extra space of the V. My sister has a V and I have my CT. I'm only 5'7" and my wife is 5'2". The CT is fine for us. It might not be for you.