2019 Lexus RC 300

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2019 Lexus RC 300
2019 Lexus RC 300

Key specs

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The good:

  • Good visibility for a coupe
  • Front-seat comfort
  • Available adaptive suspension
  • Base multimedia system
  • V-8 sound (RC F)
  • Driftable rear (RC F)

The bad:

  • Inconsistent interior quality
  • Snug backseat
  • Touchpad interface
  • Lack of cabin storage
  • Transmission hesitation (RC F)

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Updated front and rear styling
  • Apple CarPlay connectivity
  • Four-seat coupe
  • Wi-Fi hot spot connectivity
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • High-performance RC F available

2019 Lexus RC 300 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Lexus RC?

The 2019 Lexus RC is a luxury sports coupe that seats up to four. There are three engine choices: The rear-wheel-drive RC 300 uses a 241-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while the all-wheel-drive RC 300 is powered by a 260-hp, 3.5-liter V-6. Rear- and all-wheel-drive versions of the RC 350, meanwhile, get a 311-hp, 3.5-liter V-6. The high-performance rear-wheel-drive RC F is powered by a 467-hp, 5.0-liter V-8.

Rear-wheel-drive versions use an eight-speed automatic transmission, while all-wheel-drive versions have a six-speed automatic. The RC competes with the Audi A5, BMW 4 Series and Cadillac ATS.

What's New on the 2019 Lexus RC?

Exterior changes include revised front and rear styling while the cabin gets some trim changes. Suspension and power-steering tuning has been updated, and the turbo four-cylinder's control unit has been reprogrammed for optimized response, according to Lexus. Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity and Amazon Alexa integration are now standard.

The RC F gets a new limited-edition 10th Anniversary Special Edition that features matte-gray paint, blue Brembo brake calipers, black 19-inch forged BBS wheels, blue leather interior trim and blue carbon fiber accents. Only 240 will be available in the U.S.

What Features in the 2019 Lexus RC Are Most Important?

Standard convenience features include push-button start, dual-zone air conditioning, power-adjustable heated front seats and a 60/40-split, folding backseat. Options include a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, a power moonroof, navigation and a Mark Levinson premium stereo.

Standard active safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning with steering assist and automatic high-beam headlights. Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert is available.

Should I Buy the 2019 Lexus RC?

Good visibility and a roomy front cabin are highlights of the RC, but like a lot of coupes the backseat is snug. We're also not fans of Lexus' touchpad-based multimedia interface. The high-output RC F provides some thrills but isn't as entertaining as you might expect for a top performance model.


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews



Love it so far. Will buy another. Style is good Comfort is good. Will definitely buy another R C 300 in the future. Great car.


Truly beautiful car.

Beautiful bodywork, the finest interior of any luxury coupe on the road, admirably controlled ride, the optimum size for two people, good trunk room, lovely exhaust sound.


Best one of all

So I sold my cts v I sold my 2010 Porsche panamera with a big dilemma For Lexus...it took me some time to get used to my 300 RC but after driving it for several months it's my favorite ,Its fun to drive without all the crayz expanse around it

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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

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