Compare 2012 Nissan Leaf vs 2012 Lexus CT 200h

2012 Nissan Leaf
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4-Door HB SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $33,707 $35,200
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $35,668 $37,250
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FWD 4-Door Hybrid
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
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Invoice Price
$33,707
$27,633
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,200
$29,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$587 / month
$485 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Nissan Leaf is, quite simply, the first battery electric vehicle built in volume by any major carmaker; if you can get comfortable with its range of 70 to 100 miles, it's the greenest car you can buy. 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
City
N/A mpg 43 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.5 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 32.8
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
50.0 51.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.3 86.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
61.0 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
175.0 170.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.5 14.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
24.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.6 11.0 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)
11.1 x 1.1 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 34.2
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.1 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P215/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P215/45R17
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)
3385 3206
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
107 @ - TBD - 134 Combined
Engine Type
Electric Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
NA Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ - TBD - 142 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EM61 NA
Displacement
NA 1.8L/110
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
73 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 43
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
106 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
99 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 42
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 40
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
92 -
Transmission
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
RE1F61A NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.93 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic 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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Hatchback 4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF Lexus CT 200h
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 4.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA 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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