Compare 2012 Lexus CT 200h vs 2012 Mazda MAZDA3

2012 Lexus CT 200h
2012 Mazda MAZDA3
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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 Sedan Manual i SV
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
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $18,462 $19,300
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,274 $20,150
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,385 $20,700
5-Door HB Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,852 $21,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,134 $21,500
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,600 $22,000
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $20,854 $22,270
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $21,568 $22,550
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,322 $22,770
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,603 $23,070
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $22,141 $23,150
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,071 $23,570
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,633
$14,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,120
$15,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$253 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
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. With its new Skyactive powertrains, the 2012 Mazda3 is the eco-conscious choice that sure doesn't drive like one.
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Fuel Economy
City
43 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
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)
86.1 94.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
32.8 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.8 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
170.1 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 57.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.8
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.8 35.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/45R17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45R17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3206 2866
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
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
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
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 Combined 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
142 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
43 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 33
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.31
Trans Type
1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.30
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus CT 200h Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
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.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
9 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.4 5.2
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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