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Selected Style 5-Door HB One (Natl)
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Trim

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
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,864
$33,698
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,015
$37,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$384 / month
$617 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's 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 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 51 mpg 35 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 48 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.0 34.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 38.0
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 53.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.7 90.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 175.6 184.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 59.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 67.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 21.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x - TBD - 10.8 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) 10.2 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 39.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 34.2 50.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size T135/80D16 T145/70D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3042 3682
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 105 @ 4000 - TBD -
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 98 @ 5200 187 combined
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 50 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 48 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 51 35
Transmission
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
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Summary
Body Style Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Toyota Prius Lexus HS 250h
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 3.8 5.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 10 8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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