Compare 2012 Lexus CT 200h vs 2012 Audi A3

2012 Lexus CT 200h
2012 Audi A3
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,633
$25,361
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,120
$27,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$455 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The fashionable, versatile 2012 Audi A3 is as deft for the city commute as it is at ease on the highway.
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Fuel Economy
City
43 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86.1 89.0
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.8 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 36.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
170.1 169.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - 39.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.3 19.5
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)
10.0 x - TBD - 12.3 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)
11.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45R17 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45R17 P225/45R17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3206 3219
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 Combined 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
142 @ 4000 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
43 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 30
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.09
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.47
Trans Type
1 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus CT 200h Audi A3
Body Style
4 Door Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
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)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Four Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.4 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
9 5

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