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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Hybrid
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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
5-Door HB One (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB One 51 48 $21,864 $23,015
5-Door HB Two 51 48 $22,560 $24,000
5-Door HB Three 51 48 $23,799 $25,565
5-Door HB Four 51 48 $26,284 $28,235
5-Door HB Five 51 48 $27,744 $29,805
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,698
$21,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,030
$23,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$617 / month
$384 / 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 Prius remains the highest-mileage car offered in the U.S., and it's a practical and capacious mid-size hatchback with room for five
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 35 mpg 51 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 48 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 52.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.5 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 38.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.2 93.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 184.8 175.6
Height, Overall (in) 59.3 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 21.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 67.3
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 10.2 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 11.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 50.0 34.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.4 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/55VR17 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size T145/70D17 T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55VR17 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3682 3042
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
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
Displacement 2.4L/144 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 187 combined 98 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - TBD - 105 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 35 51
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 35 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 48
Transmission
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 - - TBD -
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus HS 250h Toyota Prius
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 10
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.2 3.8
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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