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.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Lexus has done a great job in getting every pony out of the 3.5L V6. It's competent and a lot of fun to drive. In all fairness, the car begs for a turbo and would make it even more fun."

Robert S., TX (2015 Lexus RC)

"strong acceleration, very good handling"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus RC)

"Very smooth, adequate power"

Anonymous, TN (2015 Lexus RC)

"Great acceleration (0-60, 4.4 secs)"

Nancy N., TN (2015 Lexus RC)

"drives and handles very well, I have read reviews that the car does not handle or accelerate as well as some of its competitors but has plenty of both for me, great in merging on the highway and for moving in and out of traffic without getting too crazy!"

Michael L., CT (2015 Lexus RC)

"Handling is amazing; 3 selection settings for eco, sport & 'fast'. It is a heavily weighted vehicle that corners like a dream. Dash equipment (spedometer/RPM) adjusts with the settings. "Huge coolness factor" Tires are mismatched & very expensive. LCD/Nav is less user friendly. May occasionally need software updates to sync w satellites. Phone App tracks eveything; who's accessing, drive speed, etc, etc."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Lexus RC)

"Sport mode offers tighter turning and more acceleration."

Anonymous, CO (2015 Lexus RC)

"Excellent acceleration and has very good handling."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus RC)

"Great handling"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Lexus RC)

"Very good handling and acceleration. Does great on the race track (though not racing but controlled track experiences)."

Bernard S., TX (2015 Lexus RC)

"Car is more capable then given credit for."

ROBERT S., TX (2015 Lexus RC)

"Very disappointing performance. Remote GPS PAD is very bad."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Lexus RC)

"The RC 350 F Coupe is 90% as good as the Porsche 911 it replaced. It is far more comfortable and roomy than the 911. It's advanced safety features are a plus too. And most important my wife enjoys riding and driving this Lexus."

PAUL W., AZ (2015 Lexus RC)

"The car is nice and fast. Handles very well."

CHRISTOPHER P., NY (2015 Lexus RC)

"good handling overall but ;ousy ,really lousy gps entertainment bluetooth interface"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Lexus RC)

"Very good turn handling and in sport mode even better. Great acceleration for passing. Very fun to drive."

Anonymous, CO (2015 Lexus RC)

"Doesn't have enough power; acceleration lags unless you turn off traction control, in which case you fishtail."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus RC)

"I love Lexus because of its reliability. This car is beautiful on the outside. The inside is a plasticky mess. In Terms of driving, It's too difficult to get this car to move. Feels heavy and unspirited. Much more of a grand tourer and not a sports car. I had the previous generation I Is 350 sedan. It was a rocket. If you're looking for great handling and zippy performance, this is not the car for you."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Lexus RC)

"it does not have enough acceleration"

RICK R., OK (2015 Lexus RC)

"At first I noticed that it did not 'hug' the road, it did not easily stay in lane, it 'swerved', easily. However, if I keep the car in 'sport' mode, it does hug the road, and I feel much safer. The back passenger window is extremely small --- an unsafe blind spot."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Lexus RC)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Smooth ride"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus RC)

"it is pretty comfortable but tedious for long trips- not much room to move around, seats are a little stiff for a long ride. The ride is sporty but again for a long trip gets a little tedious."

Michael L., CT (2015 Lexus RC)

"increased road noise level relative to my wife's RX 350 after about 300 miles of driving, the seats are no longer comfortable to sit in. It is not a very comfortable touring/cruising car, but as a "sports car", I guess they planned it that way"

H B., FL (2015 Lexus RC)

"The seats are extremely comfortable. The vehicle handles excellent. The ride is very smooth. The only downside I have discovered is that the brakes squeak. I have had them resurfaced but the squeak came back. I have heard this is somewhat common."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus RC)

"Has very comfortable ventilated sport seats for Texas hot weather."

Bernard S., TX (2015 Lexus RC)

"Great ride and comfort"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Lexus RC)

"On a long ride the seats become uncomfortable. The lumbar support only goes in (towards your back) and out. On my old Pontiac Grand Prix (GTP) not only did it go in and out, but up and down, so you could find the best position to adjust the support. I expected a better product from Lexus."

Vincent M., FL (2015 Lexus RC)

"Lumbar support and air circulation together with overall seat comfort make driving long distances very comfortable."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Lexus RC)

"Seats not most comfortable- too firm."

LARRY D., LA (2015 Lexus RC)

"Seating is fine for short trips. Long trips get a bit tedious due to stiff ride and tight quarters."

MICHAEL L., CT (2015 Lexus RC)

"Seats mold to your body. So comfortable to drive. Air conditioned seats are awesome."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Lexus RC)

"Best A/C in the industry! Seat beyond comfortable."

ROBERT S., TX (2015 Lexus RC)

"Love the ventilated (air conditioned) seats in hot Texas."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus RC)

"I think there is a fair amount of road noise inside the car. It may be because of the tires I don't know but when they need replacing I'll try to find quieter ones to see if that makes a difference in the level of road noise."

ROBERT C., SC (2015 Lexus RC)

"seats position not as much room as should be for adults. the ct has more room!"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus RC)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"If you want a car that is trouble free buy a RC F."

CHARLES W., SC (2015 Lexus RC)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I am told all the time how sexy the car is. I didn't think it was a sports car when I bought it. Just wanted the new version of my SC300. But am told all the time what a cool sports car I have."

ELYSE E., CA (2015 Lexus RC)

"Sleek appearance with highly contoured surfaces. Itinerary looks fast and refined."

WALT N., VA (2015 Lexus RC)

"It gets constant praise from others and the interior color scheme is as aesthetically pleasing as any car I've seen."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Lexus RC)

"The front and rear end and the side boughs and vents.I have the twenty spoke hand finish wheels and all other options"

CHARLES W., SC (2015 Lexus RC)

"It's so different looking from any other car out there . Interesting lines and a beautiful red color. After over 18 months ownership I still get lots of looks and thumbs up from people ."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Lexus RC)

"The 'molten pearl' color is a stand out. Always getting compliments: "cool car", "badass Lexus". I never got that in a BMW."

ROBERT S., TX (2015 Lexus RC)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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