2018 Lexus RC 300

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

184.8” x 54.9”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Good visibility for a coupe
  • Front-seat comfort
  • Adaptive suspension
  • F Sport gauges
  • Base multimedia system
  • Ride quality without F Sport Package

The bad:

  • Inconsistent interior quality
  • Snug backseat
  • Navigation system's touchpad interface
  • F Sport ride quality
  • Lack of cabin storage

1 trim

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Notable features

  • 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)

2018 Lexus RC 300 review: Our expert's take

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.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 3.8
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


A nice little toy

The car has a great daily drive and, if out in sport mode, is fun to drive. Accelerates great and changes gears smoothly. Fuel economy is great as well.


Most stylist car I have owned

It meets all my needs and very stylish and comfortable. It is a great car and reliable. I love the car and comfort and speed.


Love this car

I love this car. It can be fast when I want it be or cruise when i just want to drive around. Tech in it is awesome. But just like everything, its not perfect. Unlocking after romote starting turns it off and its driving me nuts. Very tight in the back and i dont think an adult can fit. I still love it it.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Lexus
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
72 months/unlimited distance
72 months/70,000 miles
12 months/10,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
2 years/unlimited miles from your certified vehicle date of purchase.
Basic warranty terms
2 years/unlimited miles from your certified vehicle date of purchase. Coverage begins after completion of the 4-year/50,000 new vehicle Basic Warranty.
Dealer certification required
161-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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