Compare 2012 Lexus HS 250h vs 2012 Lexus CT 200h

2012 Lexus HS 250h
2012 Lexus CT 200h
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid
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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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,698
$27,633
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,030
$29,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$617 / month
$485 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
35 mpg 43 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 32.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 51.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 86.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
184.8 170.1
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 14.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 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)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.0 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)
14.5 11.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.4 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
50.0 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P215/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P215/45R17
Spare Tire Size
T145/70D17 T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3682 3206
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 142 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
187 combined 134 Combined
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 42
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
35 43
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Lexus HS 250h Lexus CT 200h
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.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 4.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 9

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