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Selected Style 5-Door Sedan Hybrid
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Sedan Hybrid 43 40 $30,417 $32,050
4-Door Sedan Hybrid
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 35 34 $33,698 $37,030
4-Door Sedan Hybrid Premium 35 34 $36,218 $39,800
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$534 / month
$617 / month
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TCC’s Bottom Line The 2013 Lexus CT 200h remains the only compact luxury hybrid hatchback, and it's more stylish, fun, and economical than that blend might indicate. It's got (mostly) Lexus levels of luxury and refinement, with a fun Sport mode and a combination of good value and great fuel economy. The 2012 Lexus HS 250h offers lots of technology along with its high gas mileage, but it's not engaging to drive, nor is its level of luxury particularly spectacular.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 43 mpg 35 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 40 mpg 34 mpg
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.8 34.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 38.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.8 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 53.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.1 90.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 170.1 184.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 59.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 14.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.1
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x - TBD - 10.8 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 - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9 14.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.8 39.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 50.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 37.4
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.8
Rear Tire Size P215/45R17 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/45R17 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size T125/70D17 T145/70D17
Front Tire Order Code NA 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) 3196 3682
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 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 142 @ 4000 - TBD -
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 134 Combined 187 combined
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 42 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 43 35
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Continuously variable ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - - 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) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 - TBD -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Body Style Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus CT 200h Lexus HS 250h
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Double Wishbone
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 4.4 5.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 9 (2012) 8
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