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Selected Style 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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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LE 43 39 $23,911 $25,990
4-Door Sedan XLE 40 38 $25,300 $27,500
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$617 / month
$433 / month
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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 Toyota Camry is the most fuel-efficient way to transport the family in a traditional-looking, comfortable four-door sedan.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 35 mpg 43 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 39 mpg
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.5 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 58.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.2 102.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 184.8 189.2
Height, Overall (in) 59.3 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.1 13.1
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 - 11.7 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 - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 17.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 50.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Rear Tire Size P215/55VR17 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/55VR17 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size T145/70D17 Compact
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) 3682 3417
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - NA
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - TBD - - TBD -
Engine Order Code NA 2AR
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 187 combined 200 Combined
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 35 41
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 35 43
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Continuously variable ratio Continuously Variable
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
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus HS 250h Toyota Camry Hybrid
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.2 4.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 9
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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