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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Hybrid
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 43 40 $27,052 $29,120
FWD 4-Door Hybrid Premium 43 40 $28,706 $30,900
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,801 $15,800
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,303 $19,545
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,052 $20,345
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,079 $22,510
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,827 $23,310
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,771 $20,045
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,521 $20,845
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,546 $23,010
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,294 $23,810
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,052
$14,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,120
$15,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$263 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Lexus CT 200h is an iconic, stylish, and actually quite fun-to-drive car, with Lexus levels of refinement;, and it's a strong value—both as a way of entering the Lexus brand and as an exciting new green icon. The 2011 Mazda3 provides more driving enjoyment than most other small-car models, along with a stylish, racy look; but with a tight, noisy cabin, it’s not without compromise.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 43 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 40 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 32.9 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 38.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.8 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.0 94.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 103.9
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 170.1 180.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 14.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.8 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 34.2
Steering Type Electric Pwr-Assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/45R17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/45R17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3130 2859
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 142 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 134 Combined 148 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 42 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 43 25
Transmission
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.26 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) NA 3.31
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.31
Trans Type 1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) NA 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.84
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus CT 200h Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double-Wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 4.4 5.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 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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