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2017 Lexus RC

At a Glance

Pricing $40,155 - $64,165
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 2.0l V6 T, 3.5l V6, 5.0l V8
Transmissions A6, A8
Fuel Economy 16-22 (city), 25-32 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 77

Overview Information

The last time Lexus had a sporty coupe was in the late 1990s, when the 2-door SC300/400 was part of its lineup. Neither the SC430 nor the IS convertible that followed were really replacements for the SC hardtop coupes. So Lexus went back to its roots and to design a coupe offering both performance and luxury. Lexus is positioning the RC350 as a luxury coupe, with the F Sport package intended for customers preferring bolder styling and sharper handling. The RC F is the performance flagship in the Lexus lineup, intended to compete against the BMW M4 and Audi S5.

Official Word:

The RC luxury sport coupe was introduced to Lexus' stable for the 2015 model year and it returns for 2016 model year with new engine variants. The new RC 200t and RC 300 AWD join the RC 350 for a more extensive luxury coupe line-up that offers drivers more horsepower options to fit their needs. In addition, the Lexus RC features several other changes for 2016. The RC 200t F SPORT and 350 RWD F SPORT...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
RC 200t 2.0l V6 T (241-bhp) A8 RWD 22/32/26 69 $40,155
RC 300 3.5l V6 (255-bhp) A6 AWD 19/26/22 67 $42,770
RC 350 3.5l V6 (306-bhp) A8 RWD 19/28/23 73 $43,010
RC 350 3.5l V6 (306-bhp) A6 AWD 19/26/22 69 $45,175
RC F 5.0l V8 (467-bhp) A8 RWD 16/25/20 77 $64,165