Current Model
The RC is a coupe version of the IS sedan. It uses a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder or 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 472-hp, 5.0-liter V8. That prodigious output is routed to the rear wheels, and it 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 tiny rear seat that can accommodate two small passengers. Controls are frustrating because of a fussy touchpad that is used to interact with the infotainment screen. FCW, AEB, BSW, and RCTW are standard.
Road Test
Predicted Reliability
Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2015-2021
2015 Redesign Year
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. The 2018 model brought lots of standard safety equipment.
$45,825 - $92,475
Average Retail Price
RELIABILITY VERDICT
OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
$41,700 - $82,925
Average Retail Price
RELIABILITY VERDICT
OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
$37,625 - $60,075
Average Retail Price
RELIABILITY VERDICT
OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
$33,575 - $53,850
Average Retail Price
RELIABILITY VERDICT
OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
$29,000 - $48,800
Average Retail Price
RELIABILITY VERDICT
OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
$26,600 - $44,600
Average Retail Price
RELIABILITY VERDICT
OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
$27,075 - $40,325
Average Retail Price
RELIABILITY VERDICT
OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
Lexus RC News & Videos
Ready to Shop Local Inventory?
Select Another Vehicle