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2011 Lexus CT 200h vs. Its Competition

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The 2011 Lexus CT 200h is closely related to the Prius under the hood; but most of the rest is different.

Also, the CT is a completely different car than the HS 250h hybrid sedan, not just a hatchback version.

The CT compares most likely, in dimensions and exterior appearance, to the Mazda3 hatchback; it’s several inches lower than the Toyota Matrix, and has a low seating position, which helps it feel so nimble and sporty.

In comparison, the HS has an odd, higher seating position and a lack of headroom.

In just about every way except straight-on acceleration, the CT feels responsive and perky; that’s because it weighs about 550 pounds less than the HS and only slightly more than the Prius.

The new 2011 Honda CR-Z is another alternative for those who want a hybrid primarily but also want something that looks sporty.

Those who spend more time on the highway will want to consider the Audi A3 TDI (diesel); it gets fuel economy well into the 40s at Interstate speeds while feeling very responsive in city driving.

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The 2011 Lexus CT 200h is an iconic, stylish, and actually quite fun-to-drive car, with Lexus levels of refinement;, and it's a strong value—both as a way of entering the Lexus brand and as an exciting new green icon.
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The 2011 Honda CR-Z blazes a new trail for eco-performance—but we’re not quite following.
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The 2011 Lexus HS 250h pairs nifty technology features with high mileage ratings, though it fails to provide impressive comfort or an engaging driving experience.
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The 2011 Mazda3 provides more driving enjoyment than most other small-car models, along with a stylish, racy look; but with a tight, noisy cabin, it’s not without compromise.
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51 mpg city! The 2011 Toyota Prius remains the highest-mileage hybrid on the market, but that doesn't get in the way of practicality or comfort.
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$29,120Browse Used Listings$19,345Browse Used Listings$36,330Browse Used Listings$15,800Browse Used Listings$22,120Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage    
43 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy31 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy35 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy51 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy
Gas/Electric I4Gas/Electric I4Gas/Electric I4Gas I4Gas/Electric I4
EPA Class    
CompactTwo SeaterMid-SizeCompactMid-size
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door Hybrid3-Door Manual4-Door Sedan Hybrid4-Door Sedan Manual i SV5-Door HB I (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door Hatchback3 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan5 Door Liftback
Continuously Variable RatioManualECVTManual w/ODCVT
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