Lexus RC

Lexus RC

About Lexus RC

The 2018 Lexus RC lives on the exciting side of the luxury brand’s extensive lineup. With aggressive styling, available all-wheel drive and up to 467 horsepower, the 2018 Lexus RC is a standout in the luxury-coupe class and it has struck a chord with younger buyers as it battles the BMW 4 Series and Audi A5. Four models are available starting with the 241-horsepower rear-wheel-drive (RWD) RC Turbo at around $41,000. Buyers looking for all-wheel drive (AWD) can step up to the V6-powered 260-horsepower RC 300 or the 311-horsepower RC 350, which is also available with rear-wheel drive. Each is also offered with the desirable F Sport package that adds a sport suspension, sport seats and about $4,000 to the bottom line. The top-dog V8-powered RC F costs north of $65,000 and competes with the BMW M4 and Audi S5. All models get an automatic transmission.

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2018 Lexus RC
What's new for 2018?
2018 Lexus RC

For 2018, the Lexus RC 300 and RC 350 models get five more horsepower. Lexus has also increased the size of the infotainment screen to 10.3 inches, added onboard 4G LTE Wi-Fi and improved the F Sport’s Drive Mode Select system with a custom mode. The Lexus Safety System+, which includes multiple driver aids, is now standard.

  • Expert Rating: --
  • Consumers Rating: 9.9
  • MPG 22|32
2017 Lexus RC
What's new for 2017?
2017 Lexus RC

Triple-beam LED headlights are made available on the RC 350, while the RC 350 RWD (rear-wheel drive) gains Yamaha suspension dampers as standard equipment. The RC F adds a new Linear Adaptive Variable Suspension system. Standard Scout GPS link allows smartphone navigation to be viewed through the car’s infotainment display.

2016 Lexus RC
What's new for 2016?
2016 Lexus RC

Two new engines join the lineup this year, filling out the Lexus RC lineup and expanding its appeal. The 2016 RC 200t comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, with the RC 300 AWD bringing all-wheel drive to the lineup at a lower price point than the RC 350 AWD.

2015 Lexus RC
What's new for 2015?
2015 Lexus RC

The Lexus RC is an all-new sports coupe. Similar in size to the IS compact-luxury sedan, the RC is actually built on its own platform. And unlike the past Lexus SC 430 and Lexus IS C, the RC has a fixed roof, not a retractable hardtop.

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Consumer Reviews

Wow - Lexus does it again

By on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 7,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"So... I just bought a 2015 RC F with 7400 miles, and I am happy to share my opinion with you all. For reference, I am 50, 5-10, medium build, an engineer by training and professor by profession. I always bought used and I research my cars to infinity and beyond before making a purchase. Ive owned Lexus (GS300, GS350), a Corvette, a Honda S2000, and Infiniti (M35X). The purchase story is long, suffice it to say that I always wanted a blue car and finally decided to buy new so I can get what I want. The salesmen of course smelled blood in the water and wouldnt budge on price. Mistake. I found the blue car I wanted, used, and bought it. Saved well over 20k. This car has all the options - thanks to the previous owner - and I am happy to report to all of you out there considering a luxury sports car. First, the competition: I drove the 350 and 300, what a disappointment. Coupe, yes, sporty, no. If thats your budget range then consider the BMW 430i, its a better all around driving experience. You will have to give up on the Lexus reliability, though. I also drove the Infiniti Q60: a bit stiff and short on creature comforts, but the dealer was willing to negotiate on price. Lastly, I found an RC F and test drove it. The price was right. Competition over; winner declared. The end. Second, the driving experience: I wanted a car that I could drive to work while having my morning coffee (try that in a Honda S2000). I also wanted a car that I could take on a winding road and open up the throttle. The RC F is it. You have 4 driving modes, easily accessible via a slick knob under your right hand: eco, normal, sport, and sport S+. I like the normal setting for in town driving, feels just like my GS350 - except for the super sweet engine noise. Switch to sport S+ and you are transported into a Formula One race car. I kid you not, I was shocked at the responsiveness, the acceleration, the handling, the everything. A true sports car at this price seemed mythological - but here it is. And in blue. Third, the inside. Wow. Simply perfect. Ventilated seats in Florida, what a great idea. The seats are snug but comfortable. My 6-2 son was easily able to fit in. The dash is excellently designed, and the control knobs on the right are intelligent. Everything is where it should be. The center console is controlled by a touchpad/mouse like device right under your right palm. It takes a while to figure it out but afterwards, it works great. Lots of tech features - for example, the car remembers that I had synced it to my phone and was playing a certain Pandora station. The next time I got in, the car automatically synced with Pandora and started playing right away. Text messages and emails display on the screen. You can read them if you want. Have not played with voice control yet, but its coming. Lots of room for your stuff in the door, the glove box (once you remove the owners manual), and in the elbow rest. USB, and Aux connections, chargers, and Bluetooth. There is even an option to turn your car into a wifi hotspot. The rear seats are useless (maybe a brief case or a purse, perhaps a small dog), but not suitable for humans. The trunk is roomy. Lastly, looks: simply beautiful. Some people dont like the Darth Vader grill, but I do. The lines work well. I get thumbs up all the time. The standard tires are the best possible, but dont expect 50,000 miles - they are performance tires after all. The wheels are awesome. I highly recommend going with the 19 inch wheels. You sit low to the ground, but not like my Corvette. Dont worry you have enough ground clearance. The turn radius is very good. Oh, and lastly, the AC works like a beast - scorching to freezing in seconds. Lastly, I waited a long time for this car and was handsomely rewarded. Way to go Lexus, you hit this one out of the park."

24 people out of 27 found this review helpful

Purchased for wife she loves this car

By on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 800

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "A REAL SPORTS CAR that's fun to drive...."

Cons: "Seats need to be a little wider."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Plenty of room for driver and passenger, but don't use the back seat. We bought the car for two people and it's awesome. You should have seen the sales person trying to get in and out of the back seat. LOL This car is a true sports car that will make anyone happy to drive. It's got all the bells and whistles. My wife smiles every time she gets behind the wheel. The sound system is out of this world !!"

22 people out of 26 found this review helpful

Lexus 300 AWD F Sport

By on Friday, March 31, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "zippy, reliable, comfortable, safe, unique"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I did a lot of research before I purchased this car. I was looking for a 6-cylinder, reliable, safe, AWD car or SUV, that gets good gas mileage. I drive 70 miles round-trip to commute to work. This is an awesome all around car. It is really fun to drive, handles great, it is safe (IIHS Safety Pick+), comfortable, and it is expected to be highly reliable. The AWD sealed the deal for me, because I am a skier. I will admit that I do not ever intend to take this car out on the race trace. However, for commuting to work and driving around town, it is just perfect. I love the way it looks too. I know that the grille is a bit controversial for some, but it looks really nice on this car. The five-year cost to own is great too."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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