2011 Lexus
CT 200h
vs. 2011 Toyota
Camry XLE

2011 Toyota Camry XLE

9.8

starting from

$30,605

Reasons to buy the Toyota Camry XLE

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Average number of gears
6
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Power mirrors
Standard
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Sporty performance
13.1 lb/hp
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Average 0-60 time
7.1 seconds
2011 Lexus CT 200h

9.0

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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Is a hybrid
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Fantastic city fuel efficiency
43 mpg
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Has continuously-variable transmission
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Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
40 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.5
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Cost 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Lexus CT 200h Winner: CT 200h
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  • Gets more than 2x more miles per gallon in the city, 43 mpg vs 20 mpg
  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • Almost the same
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • Almost the same
  • The Camry XLE has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 8 vs 6
Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Overall 9.8 vs 9.0

Luxury Features

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Lexus CT 200h Lexus
CT 200h
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Camry XLE'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 Camry XLE; the CT 200h only offers cloth seats

Practicality

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Lexus CT 200h Lexus
CT 200h
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 537 miles vs 476 miles The Camry XLE has good highway range and the CT 200h is reasonable
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Cargo space 14.5 ft3 vs 14.3 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 52.9 ft3 vs 49.7 ft3 The Camry XLE has average-sized front seats, while the CT 200h is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Camry XLE's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the CT 200h
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power outlets Standard vs Not Available The Camry XLE'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 Camry XLE offers an optional navigation system; not available on the CT 200h
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Cupholders 4 vs 2 The Camry XLE has an OK number of cupholders while the CT 200h has very few
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Lexus CT 200h Lexus
CT 200h
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MSRP $30,605 vs $29,995 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 20 mpg vs 43 mpg The CT 200h gets great city mileage, and the Camry XLE gets OK mileage
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The CT 200h's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Camry XLE's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The CT 200h's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Camry XLE's is very short

Safety Features

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Lexus CT 200h Lexus
CT 200h
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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 6 vs 7 Both have a good number of airbags for safety but the CT 200h is particularly good (including Rear Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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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 Camry XLE; optional upgrade on the CT 200h
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Roadside assistance system None vs SafetyConnect

Entertainment System

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Lexus CT 200h Lexus
CT 200h
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Number of speakers 8 vs 6 The Camry XLE has an OK number of speakers, while 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 Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Camry XLE's 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 No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Road Tests

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Lexus CT 200h Lexus
CT 200h
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs 10.5 seconds The Camry XLE'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 137 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 15.5 s @ 97 mph vs 17.9 s @ 78 mph The Camry XLE's 1/4 mile time is average, but the CT 200h's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.85 g
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Top speed 135 mph vs 111 mph The Camry XLE's top speed is average for this class of vehicle, but the CT 200h is just OK

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Lexus CT 200h Lexus
CT 200h
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Performance

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Lexus CT 200h Lexus
CT 200h
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Horsepower 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 134 HP @ 5,200 RPM The Camry XLE is of average power, but the CT 200h is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs Continuously variable The Camry XLE has an OK number of gears, while the CT 200h has very few
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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 to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 13.1 lb/hp vs 23.4 lb/hp The Camry XLE is a sporty car, but the CT 200h is sluggish
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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 36.1 ft vs Unknown

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