Prius with Lexus CT200h Wheels Swap

There are tons of Prius cars on the road nowadays and most if not all that I see have the factory 15in wheels with skinny tires.  Not this white Toyota Prius though.  This one has the factory 17in wheels from a Lexus CT200h Hybrid Crossover.  It makes the Prius look ten times better in my opinion and still retains that factory look.  Looks come with a price though.  There is a reason Toyota puts 15in wheels with skinny tires on these cars.  You know their slogan, ” I want my MPG’s.”  Having these wheels will knock off 6-8 miles per gallon so if you want to stay above your normal 50+ MPG then these wheels are not for you.  You gotta pay if you want to play.  Fear not though because with the better looks these wheels bring, you should also get a quieter and smoother ride along with better handling and performance with the right set of tires.

The CT200h 17in wheels on the Toyota Prius looks really good.  A nice subtle OEM upgrade to the mini 15in factory wheels.

The CT200h 17in wheels on the Toyota Prius looks really good. A nice subtle OEM upgrade to the mini 15in factory wheels.

Rear view of the Lexus CT200h 17in wheels on this Toyota Prius.

Rear view of the Lexus CT200h 17in wheels on this Toyota Prius.

Front view of the CT200h wheels on a Toyota Prius.  The owner also made sure to change the original Lexus wheel caps to Toyota ones.  Nice finishing touch.

Front view of the CT200h wheels on a Toyota Prius. The owner also made sure to change the original Lexus wheel caps to Toyota ones. Nice finishing touch.

Very cleaning looking with 215/45/17 Yokohama tires.

Very cleaning looking with 215/45/17 Yokohama tires.  Some people opt for the 205/50/17, but I think this is a good wheel and tire setup especially if the owner decides to lower it.

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