2011 Lexus
CT 200h
vs. 2011 Lexus
HS 250h

2011 Lexus HS 250h

10.0

Winner

Lexus HS 250h

starting from

$37,205
"Excellent build quality."
edmunds.com | talking about the HS's build-quality
"Thrifty fuel consumption."
edmunds.com | talking about the HS's performance

Reasons to buy the Lexus HS 250h

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Power mirrors
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Leather
Standard
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Passenger power seats
Standard
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Navigation system
Optional
2011 Lexus CT 200h

8.5

Runner-up

Lexus CT 200h

starting from

$29,995
"Driver-friendly cabin with superb ergonomics."
edmunds.com | talking about the CT's interior quality
"Sporty handling."
edmunds.com | talking about the CT's handling

Reasons to buy the Lexus CT 200h

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Fantastic city fuel efficiency
43 mpg
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Good highway fuel efficiency
40 mpg
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Good cornering ability
0.85 g
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Has rear spoiler
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Lexus HS 250h Winner: HS 250h
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.0
2011 Lexus HS 250h Winner: HS 250h
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  • The HS 250h has 4 more cupholders, 6 vs 2
  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.0
2011 Lexus HS 250h Winner: HS 250h
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  • The HS 250h's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The HS 250h has 4 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 10 vs 6
Safety Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Lexus HS 250h Winner: HS 250h
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  • Almost the same
Cost 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Lexus CT 200h Winner: CT 200h
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  • Gets more than 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 43 mpg vs 35 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $7,210 cheaper (around 20% less), $29,995 vs $37,205
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Fewer gears
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Overall 10.0 vs 8.5

Luxury Features

Lexus
HS 250h
2011 Lexus HS 250h
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CT 200h
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the HS 250h's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the HS 250h; the CT 200h only offers cloth seats

Practicality

Lexus
HS 250h
2011 Lexus HS 250h
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CT 200h
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 493 miles vs 476 miles The HS 250h has OK highway range, but the CT 200h is very limited
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Cargo space 12.1 ft3 vs 14.3 ft3 Both have very limited cargo room
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front seats 50.4 ft3 vs 49.7 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a folding rear seat
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power outlets Standard vs Not Available The HS 250h's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the CT 200h
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The HS 250h offers an optional navigation system; not available on the CT 200h
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Cupholders 6 vs 2 The HS 250h has a good number of cupholders, but the CT 200h does not
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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HS 250h
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Number of speakers 10 vs 6 The HS 250h has more speakers, but the CT 200h has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The HS 250h has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Safety Features

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HS 250h
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 7 vs 7 Both have outstanding airbag coverage
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have good brakes for high-performance use
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child door locks Standard vs Not Available Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the HS 250h; optional upgrade on the CT 200h
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Roadside assistance system SafetyConnect vs SafetyConnect

Cost

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HS 250h
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MSRP $37,205 vs $29,995 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 35 mpg vs 43 mpg The CT 200h gets great city mileage, and the HS 250h gets OK mileage
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile Fantastic basic warranty
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 4 year Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty

Crash Test Ratings

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HS 250h
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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HS 250h
2011 Lexus HS 250h
2011 Lexus CT 200h Lexus
CT 200h
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0-60 mph 8.9 seconds vs 10.5 seconds The HS 250h's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the CT 200h is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 132 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 16.9 s s @ 86.0 mph mph vs 17.9 s s @ 78.0 mph mph The HS 250h's 1/4 mile time is average, but the CT 200h's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.79 g vs 0.85 g The CT 200h has good cornering abilities compared to the merely average HS 250h
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Top speed Unknown vs 111 mph

Performance

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HS 250h
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Horsepower 187 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 134 HP @ 5,200 RPM The HS 250h is of average power, but the CT 200h is underpowered
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Number of gears Continuously variable vs Continuously variable Fewer gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 19.7 lb/hp vs 23.4 lb/hp The HS 250h has OK performance while the CT 200h gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 ft vs Unknown

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2011 Lexus CT 200h 2011 Mazda 3 i Touring CT 200h vs 3 i Touring
2011 Lexus CT 200h 2011 Volkswagen Golf CT 200h vs Golf
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2011 Lexus HS 250h 2011 Lexus ES 350 HS 250h vs ES 350
2011 Lexus HS 250h 2011 Toyota Corolla HS 250h vs Corolla
2011 Lexus HS 250h 2012 Ford Fusion SE HS 250h vs Fusion SE

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