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2011 Lexus CT 200h - Fuel Economy / MPG

 
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The 2011 Lexus CT 200h has fuel economy ratings that, though not quite as high as those of the Prius, make it one of the most efficient vehicles on the market.
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41 mpg city, 42 highway
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The trade-off is excellent mileage
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Lexus officials tell us the CT 200h is disadvantaged by its higher curb weight (nearly 100 extra pounds), less slippery bodywork, less aggressive regenerative braking characteristics and wider, grippier tires
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The CT also, like the Prius, features an exhaust-gas recovery system that helps lower emissions and improve fuel economy—and helps reduce the amount the gasoline engine runs in short-trip use.

Mileage of course will vary greatly on conditions. If you drive the CT hard enough, you can see mileage creep down into the 20s, but we predict most people will achieve averages close to the EPA's 42 mpg city, 41 highway ratings. Up into the mountains from Palm Springs and back down again, we averaged about 24 miles per gallon—a true worst-case-scenario reading; but then over about 15 miles of mostly level boulevard driving around Palm Springs, gentle on the throttle, we saw a 49-mpg average. Another test car had been averaging 42 mpg over a longer test route.

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The 2011 Lexus CT 200h has fuel economy ratings that, though not quite as high as those of the Prius, make it one of the most efficient vehicles on the market.

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