10 Newest Cars of 2011: #6
2011 Lexus CT 200h
In a nutshell, the Lexus CT 200h is an Audi A3 competitor with a Prius powertrain and a Toyota Matrix/Mazda3 look. Featuring the same 134-horsepower gas-electric hybrid powertrain found in the mileage-maxing Toyota Prius, the CT 200h is expected to return 42 combined miles per gallon. Its sporty looks belie the fact that it takes 9.8 seconds to get to 60 miles per hour, but the instant torque of the electric motor combines with a sport-tuned suspension to deliver more performance than most drivers demand in the real world.