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2011 Lexus CT Hybrid 2011 Audi A3 2011 Nissan Leaf
     
FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid Premium
4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
4dr HB SV
  • 4dr HB SV
  • 4dr HB SL
  • 4dr HB SL-e
 

Prices

MSRP $29,120 $27,270 $32,780
Invoice $27,052 $25,361 $31,394
Avg. Paid $20,208 $18,062 $13,412

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.2 8.3
Critics' Rating 8.0 8.4 8.9
Performance 7.4 8.8 8.0
Interior 7.4 8.0 8.0
Operating Cost 8.7 7.8 9.2
Safety 10.0 10.0 9.3
Reliability 4.5 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great fuel economy
  • Impressive list of standard features
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Class-leading safety and reliability scores
  • Excellent performance from base engine
  • Available diesel engine with good fuel economy
  • High-quality cabin
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick
  • Many standard interior features
  • Good safety ratings
  • Drives like a gas-only car
Cons
  • Lackluster performance
  • Bland interior styling
  • Cramped second-row seats
  • Below-average reliability
  • Cramped second-row seats
  • Little cargo space
  • Sloppy steering

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 2.0L/121 Electric
MPG 43 City / 40 Hwy 21 City / 30 Hwy N/A

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Hatchback 4 Door HB 4 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.4 101.5 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 170.1 168.9 175.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 77.4 69.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 56.0 61.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3130 3219 3366

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 86.0 89 98.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.3 41.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 41.2 42.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 54.3 54.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 - TBD - 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 36.9 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 32.9 34.8 31.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 52.8 52.5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.8 - TBD - 50.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD - 39.0 24.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Optional Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4 Electric
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 134 Combined 200 @ 5100-6000 107 @ - TBD -
Torque (Net @ RPM) - TBD - 207 @ 1800-5000 207 @ - TBD -
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Manual w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 34.2 35.1 34.1

Fuel

Electric Fuel System Standard
Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 43 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double-Wishbone Four Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
1-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard