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2012 Chevrolet Volt

2012 Lexus CT 200h

  2012 Chevrolet Volt 5dr HB Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Lexus CT 200h
MSRP
$39,145
$29,120
Invoice $37,579 $27,633
MPG
City/Highway
35/40 43/40
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • An electric car sans range anxiety
  • Feels like a regular car behind the wheel
  • Comfortable, stylish interior
  • Smooth ride, great acceleration
  • Long warranty on the electric gear

Dislikes:

  • Exterior styling not to everyone's taste
  • Costly, even after various incentives
  • Takes premium fuel
  • Open road mileage is "only" 37 mpg
  • Chevy marketing waffles on electric virtues

Likes:

  • Sporty style approaches hot-hatch design
  • Good roadholding
  • Low, sporty driving position
  • High degree of technology
  • Remarkably high real-world mileage

Dislikes:

  • Some cabin details not quite Lexus-y
  • High load floor
  • Acceleration can be poky outside Sport mode
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