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A very thorough and complete write-up of this car. My only question is even with hard acceleration, how did he only manage to achieve 30.1 MPG? Even with driving the car hard, I would think you'd be higher in MPG's than that. Anyone else out there notice what he speaks about---that when you want to coast on smooth and lever streets it slows down quicker than a non-hybrid car due to the new style of regenerative breaking?

Here's the link to the article:
Lexus CT 200h 2011 Expert Review and Test Drive Results
 

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It's definitely possible to achieve 30.1 MPG if you don't drive the car like you would a hybrid. You must change your driving style in order to see gains in MPG, whether the vehicle is a hybrid or not.

For the regen braking, he's referring to the B mode on the shift lever, which is used for going down hills, I don't see any reason why you would use this unless you're coasting down a steep hill. The normal regen works fine.
 

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Also, short distance don't help. If you start the car, go the grocery market and comeback, and do this on a regular basis, you won't achieve much saving in fuel.
 
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