Compare 2012 Audi A3 vs 2012 Lexus CT 200h

2012 Audi A3
2012 Lexus CT 200h
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4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
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FWD 4-Door Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 43 40 $27,633 $29,120
FWD 4-Door Hybrid Premium 43 40 $30,133 $31,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,361
$27,633
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,270
$29,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$485 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The fashionable, versatile 2012 Audi A3 is as deft for the city commute as it is at ease on the highway. The 2012 Lexus CT 200h is a surprisingly stylish, fun, and unexpected car, blending Lexus levels of refinement with superb hybrid gas mileage. It's the sole compact luxury hybrid hatch, but it offers good value and a new way of driving green.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 43 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 32.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.0 86.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
169.0 170.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
39.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.5 14.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 11.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 34.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P215/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P215/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3206
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 142 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 134 Combined
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 42
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 43
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Lexus CT 200h
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 4.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 9

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