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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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 35 mpg 43 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 40 mpg 40 mpg
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 14.3
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.3 11.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 14.6
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
Rear Tire Size P215/55R17 P215/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code 5GN NA
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
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3781 3206
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - TBD - 142 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LUU NA
Displacement 1.4L/85 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - TBD - 134 Combined
Engine Type Electric/Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
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 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 35 43
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 93 -
Battery Range (mi) 35 -
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) NA 3.27
Drivetrain Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Body Style Hatchback 4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Volt Lexus CT 200h
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.0 4.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 9
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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