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2012 Lexus HS 250h

2012 Lexus CT 200h

  2012 Lexus HS 250h 4-door Sedan Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Lexus CT 200h
Invoice $33,698 $27,633
35/34 43/40
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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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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  • Good gas mileage given its features
  • Long list of electronic features
  • Easy to maneuver
  • Multiple safety features


  • Engine note harsh and obtrusive
  • Handling soft and uninspiring
  • Control interface requires attention
  • Marginal rear headroom, shallow trunk
  • No longer has highest gas mileage


  • Sporty style approaches hot-hatch design
  • Good roadholding
  • Low, sporty driving position
  • High degree of technology
  • Remarkably high real-world mileage


  • Some cabin details not quite Lexus-y
  • High load floor
  • Acceleration can be poky outside Sport mode
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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