Compare 2012 Lexus HS 250h vs 2012 Toyota Prius

2012 Lexus HS 250h
2012 Toyota Prius
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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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5-Door HB One
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.6
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
City
35 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 48 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
184.8 175.6
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 58.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 67.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 21.6
Brakes
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
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 Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
50.0 34.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T145/70D17 T135/80D16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3682 3042
Wheels
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
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 - 105 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
187 combined 98 @ 5200
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
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 -
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 Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Lexus HS 250h Toyota Prius
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 3.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 10
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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