Compare 2014 Lexus CT 200h vs 2014 Volkswagen GTI

2014 Lexus CT 200h
2014 Volkswagen GTI
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5-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Sedan Hybrid 43 40 $30,417 $32,050
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4-Door HB Manual Wolfsburg PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Wolfsburg 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Wolfsburg 24 32 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Driver's Edition 21 31 $28,507 $29,695
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Driver's Edition 24 32 $29,563 $30,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,417
$24,091
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,050
$25,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$534 / month
$418 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Lexus CT 200h is still the only compact luxury hybrid hatchback--and it's a lot more fun to drive than you might imagine.
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Fuel Economy
City
43 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86.1 92.9
Second Leg Room (in)
32.9 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 54.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 70
Track Width, Front (in)
60 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5
Length, Overall (in)
171.2 165.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.7
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 101.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.3 15.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 46
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10 12.3
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 10.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P225/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P225/40HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3130 3113
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 5200 200 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 4000 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.0 L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
43 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.94
Trans Type
1 6
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.11
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.10
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus CT 200h Volkswagen GTI
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.4 (Est) 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
9.0 (Est) -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 480
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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