Premium Electric Cars Fight: Lexus vs Chevrolet

September 4, 2012 at 09:37

Today we will witness the fight between two electric vehicles of the premium class. The two models that we have chosen for this great press release are the four-door hatchback models from the year 2012. The new 2012 Chevrolet Volt will clash in the fight for the title with new 2012 Lexus CT 200h, therefore let’s see who has more electricity under the hood and is more prepared for the drive!

2012 Lexus CT 200h Pic

2012 Lexus CT 200h Pic

In terms of price these two models are greatly different, and the difference is measured in not less than $10,000. The price of new Lexus CT 200h was set at $29,200, while new Chevrolet Volt costs at least $39,000. Now let’s see the engine. Both models are classified as gas/electric hybrids and Lexus appears to be equipped with 1.8-Liter Inline4 engine. New Chevrolet got the 1.4-Liter I4 engine. In terms of horsepower Lexus is capable of 134-hp at 5200 rpm, while new Chevrolet appears to be 10 ponies less powerful. In terms of fuel economy, Lexus is capable of 43/40 mpg. while Chevrolet is far above this line with 95/93 mpg.

2012 Chevrolet Volt Image

2012 Chevrolet Volt Image

So in the end we have to say that new premium hybrid car winner becomes the 2012 Chevrolet Volt!