I Don't Mind the Ride Quality - 2015 Lexus RC F Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Lexus RC F: I Don't Mind the Ride Quality

May 18, 2015

2015 Lexus RC F

The alternate title for this update could have been: "Why James and Dan are Wrong." James commented about our 2015 Lexus RC F's stiff ride quality in his Arizona Trip update while Dan's rough ride offsets luxury experience made him initially grumpy. Sheesh, you'd think these guys were ready for AARP memberships.

Actually though, they're not wrong. The RC F does have a stiffly-tuned suspension. But I don't find the ride as objectionable as they do. My viewpoint is that this is a performance car and I'm willing to cut it some slack in exchange for handling precision and set aside the expectations of a car wearing an "L" badge.

What would be nice, though, is if Lexus offered adaptive suspension dampers for the car, so the RC F could be set up for softer highway driving, then returned to its current level (or higher) for more aggressive driving.

Related to this is wind and road noise on the highway. Wind noise is subdued and the tires are quiet on pavement, but on concrete it seems like the RC F's Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires kick up quite a bit more noise. It can get tiresome (get it? Thanks folks, be here all week).

But what's the alternative? An isolation chamber? On a car like this, no thank you.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 9,112 miles


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