of the 2018 Lexus RC 300. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Good visibility for a coupe
- Front-seat comfort
- Adaptive suspension
- F Sport gauges
- Base multimedia system
- Ride quality without F Sport Package
- Inconsistent interior quality
- Snug backseat
- Navigation system's touchpad interface
- F Sport ride quality
- Lack of cabin storage
- Active safety features now standard
- Wi-Fi hot spot connectivity
- Four-seat coupe
- 241-hp, turbo four-cylinder engine (RC 300)
- 260-hp V-6 (RC 300)
- 311-hp V-6 (RC 350)
What it is: This aggressively styled four-seat coupe comes with a choice of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive or a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with either rear- or all-wheel drive. It’s another step in Lexus' ongoing effort to attract younger buyers, and it also comes in performance-oriented F Sport form. 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.
Forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane departure warning with steering assist, and adaptive cruise control are standard. Last year’s RC 200t is now called the RC 300 and retains a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive. V-6 versions gain 5 horsepower; the all-wheel-drive RC 300 is now rated at 260 hp, and the RC 350's V-6 makes 311 hp. The optional navigation screen grows to 10.3 inches. Enform safety and service features are now provided free for 10 years instead of one, and a one-year/4-gigabyte trial of the Enform Wi-Fi hot spot is included.
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The 2018 Lexus RC 300 currently has 0 recalls
48 months / 50,000 miles
72 months / 70,000 miles
48 months / unlimited distance
Every L/Certified vehicle now comes with an unlimited-mileage warranty up to 6 years, complimentary maintenance plan. Each L/Certified Pre-Owned Lexus must pass a rigorous inspection and be thoroughly reconditioned to meet the same high standards as a new Lexus. Exclusively at a Lexus dealership.
Unlimited Mileage Warranty Up To 6 YearsWarranty is valid for a minimum of two years/unlimited mileage after the expiration of 4 yr/50,000 mile new vehicle Basic Warranty, or two years from L/Certified purchase or lease date, whichever occurs later.
Under 6 years / 70,000 milesVehicles receive a 161 point inspection and reconditioning.