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2019
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2019 Lexus RC Ratings & Reliability
The RC is a coupe version of the IS sedan. It uses a 3.5-liter V6 engine coupled to an eight-speed automatic. Ordinarily, it's a rear-drive car, but an all-wheel-drive version is available with a six-speed automatic. High-performance RC F versions come with a 467-hp, 5.0-liter V8. That prodigious output is routed to the rear wheels and makes the RC F super-quick, with a loud exhaust bark. The various driving modes sharpen throttle and steering response, but the car's weight ultimately compromises its agility. There is a symbolic rear seat that can accommodate two small passengers. Controls are frustrating because of a fussy touchpad that interacts with the infotainment screen. The standard Lexus Safety System+ includes automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning with lane keeping assist. Blind spot warning is optional.
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2015 Redesign Year
Lexus RC 2018
The new RC is an aggressively styled sports coupe with seating for four. Essentially a coupe version of the IS sedan, it uses a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine hooked up to an eight-speed automatic. An all-wheel-drive version is available with a six-speed automatic. Top-trim RC F versions, fitted with a 467-hp, 5.0-liter V8, target the BMW M4. That prodigious output is routed to the rear wheels with a torque-vectoring differential, which sends power to the wheel that has the most grip. The RC F is super-quick, with a loud exhaust bark. The various driving modes sharpen throttle and steering response, but the car's weight ultimately compromises agility.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $36,400 - $56,975 $32,260 - $50,500
2017 $28,425 - $49,975 $24,660 - $44,240
2016 $24,950 - $42,950 $21,400 - $37,750
2015 $25,975 - $36,900 $22,120 - $32,120