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Old 01-17-12, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default drag race: CT200h vs Prius

Does anyone know which car is faster? I haven't found a direct comparison, even zero to 60 is hard to find.
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Old 01-17-12, 11:17 PM   #2
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A tortoise and a snail were both racing to a delicious looking strawberry in the garden patch (they both love strawberries). The tortoise got there first but the snail pushed and shoved him out of the way. The tortoise went to the local police station to complain.

"Can you give me a good description of the snail?", asked the policeman.

"Well, that's very difficult", said the tortoise, "it all happened so fast".
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Old 01-17-12, 11:37 PM   #3
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The range for the Prius I've found has been 9.7-10.5 0-60, and 9.8-10.4 for the CT200h

To be honest I would expect the Prius to be marginally faster only because its about 200lbs lighter
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Old 01-18-12, 07:09 AM   #4
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Most of the reviews I read state the Prius is slightly faster because it is 200lbs lighter.
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Old 01-18-12, 07:20 AM   #5
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In Sport Mode, CT might be very slightly faster maybe 0.1 second
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Old 01-18-12, 08:42 AM   #6
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I think the '12 model CT200 SE is .005 seconds faster due to F Sport suspension.......just kidding!
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Old 01-18-12, 11:51 AM   #7
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In Sport Mode, CT might be very slightly faster maybe 0.1 second
Regardless of what mode you are in, the electric motor is going to be a full boost power if the pedal is "to the metal"

my money is on the prius too (how sad is that?)
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Old 01-19-12, 09:53 AM   #8
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A tortoise and a snail were both racing to a delicious looking strawberry in the garden patch (they both love strawberries). The tortoise got there first but the snail pushed and shoved him out of the way. The tortoise went to the local police station to complain.

"Can you give me a good description of the snail?", asked the policeman.

"Well, that's very difficult", said the tortoise, "it all happened so fast".
Now that's funny. Haven't heard that one before!
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Old 01-19-12, 09:59 AM   #9
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How is finding 0-60 times hard to find? I just Googled it and got answers within 0.28 seconds according to Google.

There are numerous sources of data out there for 0-60 tests (here is one from Consumer Reports where they did their own testing) (times are slightly slower than what Lexus claims): http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/c...view/index.htm

According to their test, the CT is 0.4 seconds slower... I'm sure you can find other data that says otherwise.

Regardless, I don't think this is the right car for you if you're looking for a fast car. In fact, the title "drag race: prius vs CT" just doesn't sound right IMO.
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Old 01-19-12, 12:17 PM   #10
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Does it matter? They are both slow and are not meant for racing...LOL.
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Old 01-19-12, 01:01 PM   #11
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Lol seriously OP. They're both slow as hell.
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Old 01-19-12, 01:36 PM   #12
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Lol seriously OP. They're both slow as hell.


The 2.5L Camry hybrid set up would work very well with more MPGs.The '12 Camry gets 43.
Put one in the CTand I'm very interested.
Batteries and trans fit may be a problem.

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Old 01-20-12, 05:47 AM   #13
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Who cares it like two turtles racing.....one thing is for sure the SE/FSport handles light years better and looks ten times nicer and would murder the Prius on the track. If you were into those sorts of things.
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Old 01-20-12, 11:42 AM   #14
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I have 10 Prius IV and now the CT. Facts considered they say the Prius is faster, but driving it, its almost the same. I dont think anyone, other than maybe a professional driver, can really tell. What you can tell is that the CT is smoother on acceleration, that its way quieter inside, way more insulation, feels much more solid, not to mention the stock suspension is way more comfortable. I just added 18s onto the CT, which slowed down the acceleration a bit and lost about 2mpg. The Prius is on stock 16s so it does feel a bit lighter, but overall, the CT still wins hands down as far as ride and comfort are concerned.
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Old 01-20-12, 06:06 PM   #15
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i have to say, i chuckled when i read the title of the thread.
as an owner of a 2011 Prius IV, i would bet on the Prius because of the 200 lbs lighter body..

But comparing the CT and the Prius to let say, 90's Toyota or Honda i can confidently say it can hold its own.
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