2017 Lexus RC 350

2017 Lexus RC 350
MSRP range
$43,010 - $45,175

Pros

  • Interior craftsmanship is excellent
  • The ride quality will provide hours of comfortable touring
  • Smooth power from the V6 engine
  • Precise steering in standard form

Cons

  • Tiny backseats are small even for children
  • Infotainment interface is difficult to operate
  • Overall performance comes up short against rivals
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Top consumer reviews

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Best car I’ve owned so far!
Christian Chkaiban, 6/6/2018
This car is amazing! Sure, it’s not the most powerful in it’s class but it has much more power than you need on the roads in the country taking the speed limits into consideration. The car is insanely comfortable and looks very classy and sporty in my opinion and is beautifully crafted. The infotainment screen could be larger, but I believe they took care of that in the 2018 model. The handling on it is amazing, you get good control of the car even at high speeds. The grip of the steering wheel feels great and the seats are sporty and comfortable at the same time. The gauge cluster is heavenly too! (On the Fsport model only). Not to mention all the options and safety features that are available on the car. I don’t mean to put anybody down with this but comparing it to it’s main competitor the Infinity Q60 (in my opinion) I would take the RC any day! The Q60 is cheaply built compared to the RC. Just look at the blind spot monitors that come with the Q60! They look like cheap aftermarket products! And they are located at the cars pillars not in the mirrors! But again, that’s just my opinion. I would definitely recommend the Lexus RC 350 (Fsport if possible) to anybody in the market for a car in it’s class. At the end of the day, it’s a Lexus. Which means that it adds great reliability to sport and comfort! It’s the perfect package!
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$43,010
MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 4
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
306 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$45,175
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
306 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite RC 350 safety features:

Pre-Collision System
Warns you if a collision is imminent and will apply the brakes if you don't act in time.
Blind-Spot/Rear Cross-Traffic Alerts
Lets you know if there's a vehicle in your blind spot or approaching while you're backing out of a parking space.
Lexus Enform Safety Connect
Helps when you need it most with automatic crash notification and roadside assistance.
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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More about the 2017 Lexus RC 350

A stylish two-door luxury sport coupe, the 2017 Lexus RC 350 occupies the top spot in the RC lineup. It’s a capable handler that comes equipped with a host of standard features, inside and out. And shoppers in many parts of the country will appreciate that it’s available with two-wheel or all-wheel drive.

The RC 350 is a fairly new model, introduced in 2015 to butt heads primarily with rivals from Germany. The changes for the 2017 model year are few. There’s a new blacked-out grille, one new exterior color and new finishes on the 18-inch and 19-inch wheels. Rear-wheel-drive models now get standard Yamaha performance shock absorbers and new triple-beam LED headlights are available.

The standard powerplant for the RC 350 is a 3.5-liter V6 that generates a healthy 306 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. It drives the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission with standard paddle shifters. All-wheel-drive models get a six-speed automatic gearbox. Fuel economy is rated by the EPA at 22 mpg combined (19 city/28 highway).

The RC 350 may not be an all-out performance car, but a very satisfying 0-60 mph time of 5.8 seconds with rear-wheel drive shows that it's peppy enough for spirited driving. A sophisticated multilink rear and double-wishbone front suspension and electronically controlled power steering aid handling. Active four-wheel steering is an option, although prospective buyers should test-drive this feature before placing an order since it has received mixed reviews. A better bet might be the F Sport package, which adds adaptive sport-tuned suspension, larger wheels, and performance tires and upgraded brakes, among other items.

As shoppers expect in this vehicle class, the interior of the RC 350 boasts an attractive design, quality materials, and a wealth of comfort and technology features. The front seats are snug yet comfortable, but the tight rear seats are best reserved for small children. And the RC 350 lags a bit behind many competitors when it comes to trunk space, although the 60/40-split backseats do fold down to increase cargo capacity.

The RC 350 comes in only one trim level, but it is well-equipped with such amenities as dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, an infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and a 7-inch color display. The available Premium and Luxury packages allow buyers to add still more comfort and convenience features. The F Sport package, as noted above, includes a number of handling and brake upgrades, as well as distinctive trim pieces. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the 2017 Lexus RC 350 that best meets your needs.

2017 Lexus RC 350 Overview

The 2017 Lexus RC 350 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 8A), and 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A).

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