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2012 Lexus CT 200h

  The 2012 Toyota Prius. Image: Toyota 2012 Lexus CT 200h
Invoice $21,864 $27,633
51/48 43/40
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Bottom Line 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 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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  • Best gas mileage of any car
  • Capacious cabin
  • Useful hatchback utility
  • Available high-level features
  • New wagon and plug-in versions


  • Lifeless driving experience
  • Flying-buttress console limits knee room
  • Hard plastics hardly luxurious
  • It's perceived as a statement car


  • 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
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