Compare 2012 Chevrolet Volt vs 2012 Lexus CT 200h

2012 Chevrolet Volt
2012 Lexus CT 200h
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 35 40 $37,579 $39,145
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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
$37,579
$27,633
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,145
$29,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$652 / month
$485 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Chevrolet Volt is the plug-in electric car you drive as far as you want--if you can find one to buy. 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
35 mpg 43 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.0 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 86.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 32.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 38.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 51.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 170.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 14.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Regenerative Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.3 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 34.2
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 14.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P215/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
5GN NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P215/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
5GN NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3781 3206
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.4L/85 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- TBD - 134 Combined
Engine Type
Electric/Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 142 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LUU NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
35 43
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
93 -
Battery Range (mi)
35 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
37 42
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
95 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 40
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
94 -
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
MKA NA
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Lexus CT 200h
Body Style
Hatchback 4 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 9
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 4.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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