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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Hybrid
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Body Style

Engine

Trim

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
FWD 4-Door Hybrid
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 35 mpg 43 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 43 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 14.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - - TBD -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 11.9
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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) 3682 3206
Wheels
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 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
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
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
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.27
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus HS 250h Lexus CT 200h
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Hatchback
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.2 4.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 9
 
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