2017 Lexus RC 300

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$42,770

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2017 Lexus RC 300
2017 Lexus RC 300

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Choice of engines
  • Sporty feel
  • Adaptive suspension
  • F Sport gauges
  • Great seats
  • Mild or wild styling, depending on version

The bad:

  • Accelerator lag (eight-speed automatic)
  • Inconsistent interior quality
  • Snug backseat
  • Navigation system's touchpad interface
  • Brake-pedal feel

1 trim

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Notable features

  • Turbo four-cylinder engine (RC 200t)
  • 255-hp V-6 (RC 300)
  • 306-hp V-6 (RC 350)
  • Rear- or all-wheel-drive four-seat coupe
  • High-performance V-8-powered RC F available
  • Adaptive suspension available

2017 Lexus RC 300 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

What it is: This aggressively styled four-seat coupe debuted for 2015 as the RC 350 with a 306-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive. It was another step in Lexus’ ongoing effort to attract younger buyers. The various versions of the RC compete with the Audi A5, BMW 4 Series and Cadillac ATS. The high-performance V-8-powered RC F is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2017
The base grille has a new black finish and the rear-drive RC 350 now uses Yamaha performance shocks. Triple-beam LED headlights are now available.
Significant Standard Features

  • 241-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (RC 200t)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • LED headlights and running lights
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Automatic climate control
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • CD stereo with 7-inch dashboard screen and USB/iPod connectivity
  • Backup camera
  • Safety Connect emergency communication system with trial subscription
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 255-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (RC 300)
  • 306-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (RC 350)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission (all-wheel drive)
  • Navigation system
  • Mark Levinson surround-sound audio system
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Precollision system with adaptive cruise control
  • Power moonroof
  • Adaptive suspension

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Used RC 300

I enjoy the car, and am glad I purchased it. Would recommend this car to anyone looking for a two door sporty car. Plus it is reliable.

4.9

Much better than my previous SC430 Pebble Beach

This car has nicely tuned exhaust, good 0-60, interior and a really good price at 28,500 for the 2017 RC300 FSport... Plus when driving it feels so comfortable it's like driving a super car.

5.0

Most luxurious car i have ever purchased

When they build lexus they build it for comfort luxury , style , power. You got to go get you a lexus it is my wife's first off the lot and she is in love

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