Used 2015 Lexus RC 350

2015 Lexus RC 350
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2015 Lexus RC 350

Pros

  • Impeccable interior craftsmanship
  • sophisticated ride quality
  • quiet at speed
  • precise steering in standard form
  • V6 engine's smooth power.

Cons

  • Lackluster acceleration
  • small backseat
  • distracting touchpad controller.
Lexus RC 350 years
2015

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Lexus RC 350 2015 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
12,450 miles
Used 2015
Lexus RC 350
Base
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$31,998
Est.Loan: $583/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Lexus RC 350 2015 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
24,608 miles
Used 2015
Lexus RC 350
Base
List$29,648
Est.Loan: $540/mo
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Lexus RC 350 2015 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
49,614 miles
Used 2015
Lexus RC 350
Base
List$28,995
Est.Loan: $528/mo
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2015 LEXUS RC 350**AWD**1-OWNER**CLEAN CARFAX**F SPORT PACKAGE**NAVIGATION**KEYLESS GO**POWER HEAT/AC SEATS**SUNROOF**BLUETOOTH**REVERSE CAMERA**USB/AUX AUDIO**BLIND SPOT MONITOR**MUST SEE!!** All Wheel Drive And 100% Backed By A Clean And Clear CARFAX History Report Showing No Accidents Or Odometer Issues Of Any Kind, This 2015 Lexus RC 350 Coupe Is A Must See!! Gorgeous Inside And Out, This 1-Owner Lexus Comes Loaded Up With A 3.5L V6 Engine, Automatic Transmission, F Sport Package, Keyless Go With Push Button Start, Factory Voice Guided Navigation System, Power Heated And Cooled Front Seats, 4-Way Power Tilt And Telescopic Heated Steering Wheel With Multifunction Controls And Paddle Shift, Dual Zone Climate Control, USB/AUX Audio Inputs, XM Satellite Radio, Front And Rear Parking Sensors, Reverse Camera System, Blind Spot Monitor System, Power Sliding Glass Sunroof, Premium Lexus Wheels And So Much More! Excellent Financing Options Available For ALL Credit Levels! Act Now By Calling Us At 703-257-1234 To Set Up A Test Drive! We Look Forward To Earning Your Business! -
Lexus RC 350 2015 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
19,465 miles
Used 2015
Lexus RC 350
Base
CarMax
18 mi away
List$30,998
Est.Loan: $564/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Lexus RC 350 2015 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
32,146 miles
Used 2015
Lexus RC 350
Base
List$34,984
Est.Loan: $637/mo
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Just arrived! This Luxury 2015 RC350 2dr Cpe AWD in Nebula Gray Pearl with Rioja Red interior comes equipped with F SPORT front bumper spindle grille, Blind Spot Monitor w/Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Heated Ventilated front F SPORT seats, Perforated leather steering wheel shift knob, Black headliner, Aluminum Pedals and much more! Lexus confidently stands behind our exceptional luxury vehicles with the Lexus L/Certified Limited Warranty !! THIS INCREDIBLE WARRANTY PROGRAM COVERS YOUR LEXUS FOR TWO YEARS/UNLIMITED MILES FROM DATE OF PURCHASE. THE COVERAGE UNDER THIS WARRANTY BEGINS AT THE EXPIRATION OF THE ORIGINAL FACTORY WARRANTY OF 4 YEARS/50,000 MILES -- PROVIDING YOU WITH A 6-YEAR/UNLIMITED MILE WARRANTY ON LEXUS CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED VEHICLES. PLUS, YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE COMPLIMENTARY SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE FOR 2 YEARS OR 20,000 MILES (WHICHEVER COMES FIRST) . The L/Certified Limited Warranty offers the same coverage and privileges new car buyers receive. Lexus is also known for excellent financing, with rates on approved credit from 2.9% APR and terms up to 84 months based upon vehicle and lender conditions. All types of credit may be approved and financed with Lexus of Rockville. Lexus of Rockville also has optional vehicle service contracts available on most cars up to 10 years old and less than 120,000 miles, which can often be included directly with your financing or cash payment. WITH ONLY ONE PREVIOUS OWNER AND NO ACCIDENTS OR DAMAGE REPORTED, THIS VEHICLE IS CARFAX-CERTIFIED MARYLAND STATE INSPECTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED with an over 161 - point inspection performed by a Lexus certified and trained technician. Lexus of Rockville customers should take pride in knowing that Maryland has one of the most comprehensive state inspections in the country. Lexus of Rockville customers come from far and wide to experience our superior, world-class service and the value of a Sonic pre-owned luxury vehicle. Lexus of Rockville will also arrange to pick up our customers if they are using Metro, Amtrak, or need transportation from the Washington, DC or Baltimore Airports.
Lexus RC 350 2015 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
23,528 miles
Used 2015
Lexus RC 350
Base
List$32,995
Est.Loan: $601/mo
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Lexus RC 350 2015 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
35,560 miles
Used 2015
Lexus RC 350
Base
List$27,566
Est.Loan: $502/mo
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Looking for a family vehicle? This Lexus RC 350 is great for kids and adults. The title records confirm that this car has had only one previous owner. Miles play a big role in purchasing a vehicle, and this RC 350's mileage reads low at 35,560. The interior of this beautiful Lexus RC 350 is completely smoke free. This car has been very well maintained, and a complete SERVICE HISTORY is available for it. Building upon our commitment to excel in customer satisfaction, every vehicle within our dealership is subjected to an unmitigated MULTI-POINT INSPECTION. We know safety is key for purchasing a vehicle. We also know that this vehicle has never been in any kind of wreck. With a powerful 3.5L V6 DOHC 24V engine under the hood, you will have plenty of oomph to easily get up to speed when the situation calls for it. Spend less time at the gas pumps with great fuel mileage from this Lexus RC 350. Grip the road like never before with this sports tuned suspension. Like the outdoors? This car is off-road ready to help you on your next outdoors adventure. Beauty is nothing if not matched on the inside. For every envious glance this Lexus RC 350 creates on the outside, an equal amount of joy and comfort has been crafted for those on the inside. Get all the power, safety, and convenience rolled into one with this Lexus RC 350. This car has undergone a painstakingly thorough inspection ensuring it exceeds mechanical standards. Looking at this car, and you will have 'love at first site.' Its exterior is impeccable and ready to show off. The condition of the interior will have you believing that you just bought a brand new car. We have checked and double checked all of the major mechanical systems and know they are in great shape and waiting for you to drive it. The outside appearance is cosmetically very good with only minor nicks in the finish that are hardly noticeable unless you go looking for them. Apart from a few touch up spots the interior of this one is in adequate condition. We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase, so we offer an optional extended warranty at a very affordable price. Just ask for the details. Don't let credit stand in the way of you getting the vehicle you want. We have GUARANTEED FINANCING on this vehicle or any other on our lot. Call us today at (703) 685-9312 to find out just how low your monthly payments can be with approved credit and low money down. Come swing by today and check out this great deal, we are only minutes from Spencerville!
Lexus RC 350 2015 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
25,959 miles
Used 2015
Lexus RC 350
Base
List$35,770
Est.Loan: $651/mo
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Lexus RC 350 2015 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
12,293 miles
Used 2015
Lexus RC 350
Base
(18)
Cowles Nissan
30.1 mi away
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Lexus RC 350 2015 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
37,416 miles
Used 2015
Lexus RC 350
Base
Car America
35.2 mi away
List$29,977
Est.Loan: $546/mo
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Lexus RC 350 2015 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
43,081 miles
Used 2015
Lexus RC 350
Base
CarMax
40 mi away
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Est.Loan: $546/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Lexus RC 350 2015 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
35,177 miles
Used 2015
Lexus RC 350
Base
List$29,970
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Lexus RC 350 2015 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
40,467 miles
Used 2015
Lexus RC 350
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List$31,987
Est.Loan: $582/mo
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Lexus RC 350 2015 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
8,145 miles
Used 2015
Lexus RC 350
Base
List$34,745
Est.Loan: $633/mo
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CARFAX 1-Owner, L Certified. WAS $36,777, $2,400 below NADA Retail! Heated Seats, CD Player, iPodMP3 Input, Dual Zone AC, Keyless Start, Aluminum Wheels, PREMIUM PACKAGE, All Wheel Drive, Satellite Radio, Back-Up Camera READ MORE!MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Steering Wheel Controls, Heated Mirrors, Electronic Stability Control.OPTION PACKAGESPREMIUM PACKAGE Blind Spot Monitor wRear Cross Traffic Alert, lane change assist, Heated & Vented Driver & Passenger Seats. Lexus RC 350 with ATOMIC SILVER exterior and BLACK interior features a V6 Cylinder Engine with 306 HP at 6400 RPM*.EXPERTS CONCLUDEEdmunds.com explains We're also fond of the comfortable and supportive front seats complemented by suspension tuning that does a great job of smoothing out rough pavement. For general commuting and daily drivingKEY FEATURES INCLUDEAll Wheel Drive, Back-Up Camera, Satellite Radio, iPodMP3 Input, CD Player, Aluminum Wheels, Keyless Start, Dual Zone ACAFFORDABLEWas $36,777. This RC 350 is priced $2,400 below NADA Retail.SHOP WITH CONFIDENCECARFAX 1-Owner 161-Point Inspection and Reconditioning, 247 - Roadside Assistance, Balance of new car warranty plus 2 yearsunlimited miles, 2-Year20k-Mile Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance (up to 4 Services) from date of purchase, Towing, Lockout Service, Emergency Fuel Service, Trip-Interruption Services. Please see dealer for complete coverage details.VISIT US TODAYWith the purchase of any Certified Pre-Owned Lexus of Len Stoler Lexus, you receive Complimentary scheduled services for two years; FREE car washes for your duration of ownership of your Pre-Owned vehicle purchased from us no service necessary; and access to use one of our 100 Lexus Loaner vehicles. Never be left without a Lexus.Pricing analysis performed on 10122018. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
Lexus RC 350 2015 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
23,322 miles
Used 2015
Lexus RC 350
Base
List$32,500
Est.Loan: $592/mo
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Lexus RC 350 2015 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
20,223 miles
Used 2015
Lexus RC 350
Base
List$30,694
Est.Loan: $559/mo
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Lexus RC 350 2015 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
17,586 miles
Used 2015
Lexus RC 350
Base
(1)
CarMax
60.3 mi away
List$31,998
Est.Loan: $583/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Dealer Vehicle,Fleet
Lexus RC 350 2015 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
27,982 miles
Used 2015
Lexus RC 350
Base
Kelly Cadillac
93.9 mi away
List$33,977
Est.Loan: $619/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Based on the IS sedan platform, the 2015 Lexus RC 350 distills the brand's traditional refinement into a sporty two-door package. It's a satisfying result, but a few other rival luxury sport coupes are more desirable overall.

vehicle overview

After years of only having German entry-level luxury sport coupes to pick from, you're finally getting another option to consider from Lexus: the 2015 Lexus RC 350. Derived from the Lexus IS sedan, the RC 350 certainly makes a statement with its rakish good looks. And just like the IS 350, the RC 350 features a silken 306-horsepower V6 engine with available all-wheel drive. There's no 250 version at this point, but there is the extra-strength RC F version with a 467-hp V8 if you've got a serious need for speed.

This Lexus coupe's strengths are most readily apparent in the RC 350's interior, though. The RC 350's dashboard design is attractive and contemporary, and just about every surface you can find or touch is finished with high-quality materials. We're also fond of the comfortable and supportive front seats complemented by suspension tuning that does a great job of smoothing out rough pavement. For general commuting and daily driving, the RC 350 is an excellent companion.

Alas, there are weaknesses as well. Given the reduction of doors and seating capacity of only four, you might hope for sharper performance, but the RC 350 is no quicker than the regular IS 350, a car that's already slower than its similarly powered rivals. In our handling tests, we found that the RC 350 with the optional F Sport package and variable-ratio steering doesn't live up to its racy billing: The standard calibration is the better value in our opinion. We're also not sold on the infotainment system in navigation-equipped RCs due to a fiddly controller that requires you to move your fingertip on a touchpad in mouselike fashion.

Overall, though, the 2015 Lexus RC 350 merits real consideration as a luxurious, well-equipped luxury coupe, which is why it earned an Edmunds "B" rating. The 2015 Audi A5 and S5 and the 2015 BMW 4 Series are still our favorites in this class given their superior athleticism, but you'll pay a premium for one with six-cylinder power. Elsewhere, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C350 coupe remains a strong option in its final year of production, while the new 2015 Cadillac ATS coupe is a fresh new face from Detroit. But if the 2015 RC 350's avant-garde styling strikes your fancy, chances are you'll be pleased by what lies beneath.

Trim levels & features

The 2015 Lexus RC 350 is an entry-level luxury sport coupe available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. It's offered in a single well-equipped trim level.

Standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels with all-season tires, selectable drive modes, LED headlights, heated side mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rearview camera, a 10-way power driver seat, an eight-way power passenger seat, heated seats (AWD only), leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, real wood and aluminum trim and a 60/40 folding rear seat with armrest.

Standard electronics features include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 7-inch color display, voice controls (including Siri Eyes Free for iPhone users) and a 10-speaker sound system with satellite radio, HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack and iPod/USB connections. Also standard is Lexus Enform Remote, which provides access to common functions, vehicle status reports and GPS location via a smartphone app.

A number of options packages are offered, although availability can vary depending on the region in which you live. The Premium package includes heated and ventilated front seats as well as blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The Luxury package includes those items along with auto-dimming side mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, perforated leather upholstery, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel (with a heated rim on AWD models) and driver memory settings. The All-Weather package (AWD only) includes headlight washers and a windshield wiper de-icer.

The Navigation package adds a console-mounted touchpad controller, a navigation system, upgraded voice controls and smartphone app integration (including Bing, Yelp, Pandora and iHeartRadio). The Navigation/Mark Levinson package adds a 17-speaker surround-sound audio system.

The F Sport package includes the Premium package features along with a mesh grille, a unique front fascia, 19-inch wheels with summer (RWD) or all-season (AWD) tires, adaptive sport-tuned suspension dampers, upgraded front brake pads (RWD only), sport front seats, perforated leather upholstery and trim, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel (with a heated rim on AWD models), driver memory settings and a special instrument cluster.

Stand-alone options include a power sunroof, LED foglights, variable-ratio steering with a four-wheel steering system (RWD F Sport only), adaptive cruise control (bundled with a collision mitigation system) and front and rear parking sensors.

2015 Highlights

The 2015 Lexus RC 350 is an all-new model.

Performance & mpg

The 2015 Lexus RC 350 comes with a 3.5-liter V6 generating 306 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard for rear-wheel-drive models, but a six-speed automatic is used for all-wheel-drive cars.

In Edmunds testing, a rear-drive RC 350 F Sport accelerated to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, which is a few tenths behind the C350 and about a full second slower than the six-cylinder BMW 435i. Even the four-cylinder 428i did the deed in 5.4 seconds.

While we managed 24 mpg on our mixed-driving Edmunds evaluation loop, the EPA estimates that the RC 350 will deliver 22 mpg combined (19 city/28 highway) with RWD and 21 mpg combined (19 city/26 highway) with AWD.

Safety

The 2015 Lexus RC 350's standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes with brake assist, traction and stability control, front seat side airbags, front knee airbags and side curtain airbags. Also standard is Lexus Enform Safety Connect, an onboard emergency telematics system that incorporates collision notification, a stolen-vehicle locator and roadside assistance.

The optional Premium package includes blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The adaptive cruise control option is bundled with a collision mitigation system that can initiate braking automatically if a frontal impact is deemed imminent.

The 2015 RC lineup earned the top rating of "Good" from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in its small-overlap and moderate-overlap frontal-impact tests; it also scored the top rating of "Good" in side-impact, rollover performance and whiplash protection from its front seats.

At the Edmunds test track, we measured a 120-foot simulated panic stop from 60 mph in an RC 350 F Sport. This distance is disappointing and longer than average for a sporty coupe, especially one equipped with grippy summer tires.

Driving

The 2015 Lexus RC 350's 3.5-liter V6 is a reasonably potent engine with a silky-smooth power delivery, though it lacks the eager thump in the back that you get with torque-rich turbocharged alternatives. The eight-speed automatic is similarly accomplished, providing timely and seamless gearchanges along with responsive paddle shifters for manual operation. Use the throttle with gusto and the soundtrack perks up prominently, adding to the enjoyment. Yet at a steady cruise, the RC remains remarkably quiet, with little in the way of road or wind noise to mess with your Zen.

The suspension is sprung tautly enough to remind you that you went for a sport-oriented coupe, but it's by no means stiff-legged or crashy over broken pavement. The F Sport's adaptive suspension dampers actually enhance comfort, giving the RC one of the smoothest rides of any entry-level luxury sport coupe. On the other hand, we've found that the F Sport's rear-wheel-steering functionality, especially when paired with the optional variable-ratio steering system, results in darty, unpredictable handling behavior in spirited driving. We recommend forgoing this steering package if you want to get full enjoyment from the RC, as it provides rewardingly sharp steering by default.

Interior

The 2015 Lexus RC 350's four-seat cabin is trimmed in consistently high-quality materials. The upper dashboard, armrests and even the sides of the center console (where knees tend to rub) are swathed in dense padding. The front seats are impressively supportive yet supple, but those with larger frames might feel slightly snug -- particularly in the F Sport's thickly bolstered chairs. The rear seats are very short on legroom and best left for kids or cargo. Headroom isn't much better.

The multi-tiered cockpit is peculiar, but attractive and contemporary overall, with a terraced layout and subtly upscale touches. The audio and climate controls are steeply angled, reinforcing the RC 350's sporty vibe, and the buttons and knobs are generally easy to use.

The one notable foible is the touchpad controller that comes with the navigation system. Inspired by a computer trackpad, this controller is the primary method for making audio and navigation selections, and it's far from ideal. Although the 7-inch display is sharp, cursor control with the touchpad is wobbly, particularly when you're on the move, not to mention the fact that all the icons are the same color. Thankfully, there are a few redundant console-mounted hard buttons, but a conspicuous absence of one for a shortcut to the map screen.

As far as carrying stuff, the RC 350's trunk provides 10.4 cubic feet of capacity, an average figure. It's expandable via the 60/40-split-folding rear seatbacks.


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It is a Lexus!
pkaram,05/20/2015
First of all. I will agree 100% with Lee Monk's review above. This vehicle is definitely a very attractive car. We have got so much attention, all thumbs up. It also replaces our 2013 GS which I very much liked. It's fun to drive, fit and finish is excellent. Ride is great for a sports car. Dependability is part of the brand name. The navigation is a little pain to operate. The screen could full up the area, that would be welcomed.
Almost there!
cybrnaut,06/02/2015
Overall this car does inherit Lexus comfort and reliability. Smooth ride and stunning exterior. Inside is a bit tight as expected in a sport car frame, but very quiet and ride is relatively smooth. Acceleration is not one of the strongest feature of this car and in Sport mode there is a bit of hesitation at the start from a complete stop. I have the Luxury package on this car and for most part it is loaded with features, but some important features are lacking compared to my older Lexus that had only the Premium package (See suggested improvements).
Not yet ready for Primetime
Lee Monk,04/23/2015
This was a replacement for our 2013 Lexus GS 350. We’ve had the car for about three months at this point and there are some pluses and minuses to highlight. First off to the "so called experts" who knock the looks of this car, this car is visually stunning. I've had at least 100 people stop me to ask what kind of Lexus is it, and they comment on how gorgeous it is. I have the Ultrasonic Blue with playa interior. The interior fit and finish are exceptional. The F Sport seats have the right amount of side bolstering for fast cornering. Here are my gripes with this car. The engine is underwhelming. This is the same engine from the GS but it seems to be tuned much less sporty. Update*** It's been 2+ years since I purchased the RC350. I have found lots to like about the vehicle (e.g. styling, reliability, functionality) while the same issues that plagued the car after a few months still exist ( bad fuel economy, glitch CPU for navigation). Lexus somewhat addressed the fuel economy by introducing the 4 cylinder turbo RC. I would purchase this vehicle over again knowing what I do now about it. For my needs it checks off many of the boxes and their aren't droves of them on the streets (ala BMW 4 series). Update*** It has been almost three years since I leased the RC350. Styling wise it has aged well, but technology wise three years is a lifetime. The interior has held up well and the overall mechanics of the car work fine. Lexus has seemingly abandoned this car from an advertising standpoint as everything is now compact SUV biased. If you are in the market for an RC search around because great deals are out there.
First Lexus
Paul,03/02/2016
I was searching for a great looking sports car, with great reliability and yet that still had a back seat for my 2 small kids, and AWD for snow. After months of searching this was it. The BMW 4 series was a close second but comments about reliability, bland styling and the shear numbers of BMWs out there, I picked this car. The only negative thing I have to say about it is that it is not as fast as it looks! It is much slower than I expected but the ride and handling are superb. Update: Still a great car and still turning heads as it rolls by. Gas mileage is not great about 16 in town and 23-25 on the highway. The only negative thing is that the paint is very, very thin and seems to scratch and stain very easily. Regular washing and waxing have helped but that was not something I anticipated.
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 4
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
306 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
306 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Quick Summary
The all-new Lexus RC coupe is about the size of the Ford Mustang but without the adolescent fixation on running horses or 1960s muscle heritage. It combines sophisticated luxury with sporting intentions and delivers it in an aggressive-looking package that's unlike anything else in the brand's lineup. It's a legitimate alternative to the Audi A5 or BMW 4 Series, even though the RC lacks the harder edge of its German competitors.

What Is It?
The RC isn't strictly a two-door version of any four-door in the Lexus line. Instead it's a mash-up of different structural elements put together for luxury coupe duty. The nose section comes from the larger GS series sedan, the central part comes from the IS convertible and the tail end is lifted from the new IS sedan.

The result is a midsize coupe that's about 2 inches longer overall compared to the Audi A5 and BMW 4 Series coupes. The RC is within an inch of both competitors when it comes to width and height, and rides on a 107.5-inch wheelbase that is slightly shorter than those of its German rivals.

Lexus' familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine sits longitudinally under the hood of the RC 350 and feeds directly into a standard eight-speed automatic transmission in rear-drive models or a six-speed automatic in cars equipped with all-wheel drive. Rated at 306 horsepower, the V6 is the only engine available unless you step up to the high-performance, V8-powered RC F model.

What Trim Levels Are Available?
There are two versions of the 2015 RC 350 offered: the base RC 350 starting at $43,715 and the RC 350 F Sport that starts at $47,700. There are all-wheel-drive versions of both that start at $45,950 and $49,530, respectively.

The F Sport package includes an adaptive variable two-mode suspension package, 19-inch wheels and tires, sport seats with contrasting stitching, and digital instrumentation that Lexus says was inspired by the company's ultra-exotic LFA sports car.

Beyond the RC 350 lies the high-performance RC F powered by a 467-hp, 5.0-liter V8 backed by an eight-speed "direct shift" transmission. Starting at $63,325, the RC F is distinct enough from the RC 350 to merit its own road test and consideration.

The car tested here is a rear-wheel-drive RC 350 equipped with the F Sport package and an eight-speed automatic transmission. It's loaded with virtually every option including a $2,610 navigation system and a $1,100 moonroof for a total as-tested price of $54,720.

How Does It Drive Around Town?
There's a creamy elegance to the way the V6 delivers its power. There's not enough pure grunt here to overwhelm the chassis, but speed can build up quickly if you're not careful. It's almost freakishly easygoing and the wide ratios of the eight-speed automatic mean the engine is operating at barely more than an idle under part-throttle conditions.

Leave the traction control and suspension settings in normal mode and the RC 350 feels like it's singing bumps and road divots lullabies. It's a more sophisticated and tranquil experience than that of, say, a Mustang but it's also a bit restrained, as if the car doesn't want to be awakened to romp and play. The BMW 4 Series coupe in particular has an eagerness to it that the RC 350 lacks.

Is It a Legitimate Sport Coupe?
Its subdued nature doesn't mean the RC chassis isn't capable when you give it some spur. The variable-ratio steering comes alive as speed increases, and in Sport mode the suspension begins to report what's going on as the car moves through corners and across irregularities. The chassis feels very neutral — it neither wants to push its nose nor swing its tail — even as speeds go extra-legal.

By using the paddle shifters behind the steering wheel, it's easy to keep the V6 boiling near its 4,800-rpm torque peak. But there's only 277 pound-feet pattering at that engine speed, and the RC 350 weighs in at a substantial 3,874 pounds, so there's never really quite enough muscle to overwhelm the chassis.

It's not a particularly quick coupe at the test track. The 0-60 time of 5.9 seconds is decent, but hardly exciting. And the quarter-mile saunters by in 14.2 seconds at 99 mph. Those times are roughly comparable to a V6-powered Camaro or Mustang. The 0.86g the RC 350 achieved on the skid pad is similarly modest.

Braking on the whole was solid, with short distances and minimal fade. On Southern California's more punishing canyon roads, the brakes were reassuring and easily modulated.

How Does It Rate in Terms of Interior Comfort?
As expected in a Lexus, every element of the RC 350's interior is well considered and perfectly stitched together. A wide center console defines the driving experience and divides the cockpit between the front occupants. A conventional shifter lies alongside the knob that adjusts the suspension, while a trackpad for the navigation and entertainment systems sits just behind it. Throw in the straightforward instrumentation and the feel is of a serious driving environment.

The trackpad works well for operating most every element of the RC's ventilation, navigation and entertainment systems. It's an interesting alternative to the blizzard of knobs and dials with which so many cars are burdened. Still, there's a learning curve to mastering all the menus on the central display.

In contrast, the display directly in front of the driver is simple to the extreme. It even does without a conventional speedometer in favor of a digital readout.

As with most coupes in this segment, the rear seat is useful only for occasional short trips. But the front seats are among the best in the business: adjustable in almost infinite ways and comfortable in almost every way. It's luxurious without being pretentious or over-decorated.

What Kind of Fuel Economy Does It Return?
The EPA rates the RC 350 at 22 mpg in combined driving (19 city/28 highway). We observed 24 mpg on our standardized evaluation route, which includes a healthy dose of highway driving. There is an "Eco" mode that you can select to improve mileage in day-to-day driving, but we didn't compare it to the Standard or Sport modes.

What Are Its Closest Competitors?
Audi A5/S5: The A5 has been around since 2007 but is still a startlingly beautiful car. It's comfortable, too, and offers a choice of either a turbocharged four-cylinder with 220 hp or a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that makes 333 hp in the S5.

BMW 4 Series: Previously known as the 3 Series coupe, the renamed 4 Series is available as both a 428i powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four making 240 hp or a 435i with a turbocharged 3.0-liter six rated at 300 hp. In its most aggressive guise, the BMW offers sharper handling and an engine that's more eager to run.

Why Should You Consider This Car?
If you've just shipped the last of your progeny off to their own fate and feel the need to treat yourself to a svelte two-door, the RC 350 is a gentler, easier-going machine than many other cars in the category. It's luxurious first, sporty second and good-looking in both ways. The F Sport package adds a muscularity to the car's personality that's attractive. So much so in fact, that we expect most RC 350s delivered to buyers will be F Sports.

Why Should You Think Twice About This Car?
If you prefer a coupe that leans toward performance over luxury, the RC may leave you cold. Its lack of a smaller engine option also means that you're signing up for middling mileage numbers.

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