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2-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB 19 27 $32,631 $33,990
4-Door HB 19 27 $33,207 $34,590
2-Door HB w/Sunroof & Navi 19 27 $34,071 $35,490
4-Door HB w/Sunroof & Navi 19 27 $34,647 $36,090
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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
$32,631
$27,633
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,990
$29,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$567 / month
$485 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
19 mpg 43 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
51.2 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 86.1
Second Head Room (in)
41.7 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 32.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
165.8 170.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 69.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.8 14.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 1.2 10.0 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)
12.2 x 0.9 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/40R18 P215/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/40R18 P215/45R17
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)
3325 3206
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 2400 - 5200 142 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
256 @ 6000 134 Combined
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 42
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 43
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24/3.27 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Golf R Lexus CT 200h
Body Style
Hatchback 4 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 4.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 9

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