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Compare 2012 Honda Insight vs 2012 Lexus CT

2012 Honda Insight
2012 Lexus CT
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5-Door CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Insight 5-Door CVT 41 44 $17,629 $18,500
Insight 5-Door CVT EX 41 44 $20,916 $21,965
Insight 5-Door CVT EX PZEV 41 44 $20,916 $21,965
Insight 5-Door CVT EX w/Navi 41 44 $22,553 $23,690
Insight 5-Door CVT EX w/Navi PZEV 41 44 $22,553 $23,690
Insight 5-Door CVT LX 41 44 $19,313 $20,275
Insight 5-Door CVT LX PZEV 41 44 $19,313 $20,275
Insight 5-Door CVT PZEV 41 44 $17,629 $18,500
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FWD 4-Door Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CT 200h FWD 4-Door Hybrid 43 40 $27,633 $29,120
CT 200h FWD 4-Door Hybrid Premium 43 40 $30,133 $31,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,629
$27,633
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,500
$29,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$308 / month
$485 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda Insight has been updated for 2012, but it has less space than other subcompacts and lower mileage than several other hybrids. 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
41 mpg 43 mpg
Highway
44 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 32.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
48.7 51.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.0 86.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
172.3 170.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
31.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.9 14.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 11.9
Steering
Steering Type
Electric rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/60R15 P215/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/60R15 P215/45R17
Spare Tire Size
T135/80D15 T125/70D17
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)
2747 3206
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 1000 - 1700 142 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.3L/82 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 5800 134 Combined
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 42
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
44 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
41 43
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.20 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 - 0.53 - 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)
4.51 - 1.69 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Honda Insight Lexus CT 200h
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - 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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion-beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.0 4.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
9 9

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