2017 Lexus RC RC 300 AWD

RC 300 AWD

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Price with options: $42,770

MSRP: $42,770

Base Invoice: $39,776

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2dr Car

MPG

City: 19 - Hwy: 26

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2018 Lexus RC Pros

The RC coupe receives a number changes for 2018. Lexus has added 5 more horsepower for RC350 models; a larger 10.3-inch infotainment display and onboard 4G LTE Wi-Fi allowing connectivity wherever cell phone service is available. Also new for 2018 F models, is a revamped Drive Mode Select utilizing custom mode allowing for more customization. Last but not least Lexus includes it's Lexus Safety System+ as standard equipment for all trim levels.

2018 Lexus RC Model Highlights

The RC sports coupe is not based on another of Lexus' previous sedan platforms and is instead designed from a clean sheet. The RC's exceptionally stiff chassis builds on Lexus' reputation and manufacturing excellence. The automaker itself claims the RC "the best-handling regular production Lexus yet."

The RC's performance begins under the hood. Power comes from a choice of two engines, a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder that is capable of 241 horsepower and 258 lb-feet of torque, or a naturally aspirated 3.5L V6 is good for 260 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. The 2.0L is only available with rear-wheel drive, while the RC300 and RC 350 are offered with a choice of either rear or all-wheel drive.

Lexus' "all-weather drive" system uses an electronic center differential to vary torque from the standard 20/80 front/rear to as much as 50/50. Braking in all RC models is quick and powerful, thanks to big 13-inch front brake rotors.

Outside, all RC models feature standard 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, and heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals. Inside, the RC includes NuLuxe interior surfaces with aluminum and wood accents, a 60/40 split-fold rear seat, automatic climate control, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, cruise control, HomeLink, a 10.3-inch VGA screen, a 256-watt, 10-speaker audio system, back-up camera and more. The all-wheel drive RC 350 also features heated front seats.

Factory options abound, including 19-inch wheels, a blind spot monitor, leather seating, heated and ventilated front seats, parking assist, a moonroof, navigation and an 835-watt Mark Levinson 17-speaker premium surround sound system. The all-wheel drive can be optioned with an All-Weather Package that includes headlamp washers, an instant-heat PTC heater, and a windshield de-icer. The Luxury Package adds many standalone options such as the blindspot indicator, heated/ventilated leather seats, rain-sensing wipers and more. Finally, the optional F Sport Package adds a mesh grille, 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive variable suspension with a Sport+ driving mode, aluminum pedals, sport seats with contrast stitching, unique badging, and more.

From Lexus' ultra-performance range of vehicles comes the RC F, which differs from the other RC models in significant ways. For starters, it is powered by a 32-valve 5.0L V8 that makes 467 horsepower and 389 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel-drive only the RC F includes the 8-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic, a Torsen limited-slip differential, huge 15-inch front and 13.6-inch rear vented disc brakes, and unique "F" exterior and interior treatments. Lexus claims the RC F will hit 60 mph from a stop in just 4.4 seconds, on its way to a 170-mph top speed.

Safety is paramount on the RC, and standard features include the Lexus Safety System+ multiple airbags for front and side, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist and traction control.

2018 Lexus RC Model News

The Lexus RC operates in a field that includes the BMW 435i, Mercedes-Benz C350 and Audi A5. At nearly every turn, the RC out performs one or all, be it in standard features, pricing, or outright performance. Lexus understands the competitive nature of the luxury sport coupe segment and the RC is poised to dominate.

2018 Lexus RC Value Writeup

Wide array of powertrain options; luxurious cabin; available technology; performance oriented RC F; Standard Lexus Safety System+

Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100
Engine
Displacement 3.5 L/211
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 255 @ 6400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 2000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 21
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code  
Trans Type 6
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3891
ENTERTAINMENT
1 LCD Monitor In The Front
Audio Theft Deterrent
Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System and External Memory Control
Radio: AM/FM/In-Dash CD Lexus Display Audio -inc: 7" VGA screen, 10 speakers, 256-watts, digital signal processing, HD Radio w/complimentary traffic and weather, integrated SiriusXM satellite radio receiver w/complimentary 90-day trial subscription, iTunes tagging, MP3/WMA and dual USB/iPod audio input plugs, rear glass-imprinted radio antenna w/separate FM diversity antenna, Scout GPS Link, streaming audio via Bluetooth 3.0, voice recognition and Siri Eyes Free
Window Grid Diversity Antenna
EXTERIOR
Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
Body-Colored Door Handles
Body-Colored Front Bumper
Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Bumper Insert
Clearcoat Paint
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
LED Brakelights
Light Tinted Glass
Perimeter/Approach Lights
Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
Stainless Steel Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Steel Spare Wheel
Tires: 235/45R18 AS
Trunk Rear Cargo Access
Wheels w/Machined Accents
Wheels: 18" x 8" Fr & 18" x 9" Rr 5-Spoke Alloy
INTERIOR
2 12V DC Power Outlets
2-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power 2-Way Lumbar Support and Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
Air Filtration
Analog Display
Back-Up Monitor w/Dynamic Grid Lines
Cargo Space Lights
Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
Compass
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Delayed Accessory Power
Driver And Passenger Door Bins
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Driver Foot Rest
Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
Engine Immobilizer
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Fixed Rear Windows
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
Front And Rear Map Lights
Front Center Armrest
Front Cupholder
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Full Cloth Headliner
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console, Rear Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Heated Power Front Bucket Seats -inc: height adjustable front shoulder belt anchors and front seatback pockets
HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
Illuminated Glove Box
Includes Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Interior Trim -inc: Genuine Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Aluminum/Genuine Wood Door Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
Leatherette Door Trim Insert
Lexus Enform w/Safety Connect Selective Service Internet Access
Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
NuLuxe Seat Trim
Outside Temp Gauge
Perimeter Alarm
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
Rear Cupholder
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Fuel
Sport Front Seats w/Leatherette Back Material and Power 2-Way Driver Lumbar
Systems Monitor
Tracker System
Trip Computer
Valet Function
MECHANICAL
100 Amp Alternator
17.4 Gal. Fuel Tank
3.77 Axle Ratio
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
4949# Gvwr
65-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery
Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
Engine: 3.5L V6 DOHC 24-Valve w/Dual VVT-i
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
Permanent Locking Hubs
Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Polished Tailpipe Finisher
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
Transmission: 6-Speed Electronic Automatic -inc: intelligence (ECT-i) w/steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
SAFETY
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
First Aid Kit
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
Safety Connect Emergency Sos
Side Impact Beams
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning