2019 Lexus RC 350

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$44,075

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2019 Lexus RC 350
2019 Lexus RC 350

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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 350 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 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

A personal Luxury Coupe

Very few Coupes have the ride, comfort, performance and entry/exit benefits and enough trunk, oops golf club space for an older person 60s whose still into 2 doors. After 7 years on market the F Sport still offers gorgeous lines, the sweetest V6 engine and back up service that no one has but Lexus. 6th Lexus weve owned and looking forward to delivery before they run out! The RC set new standards in 2014 and isnt far off the mark even today. Still a little pricey.

4.9

Love Lexus Vehicles

I love the body style of the 2019 RC350 more so now than in the past. The only thing I wish it had was a larger screen. Although, the 2020 models, the screen is larger.

5.0

Best car I’ve ever owned!

I’ve owned them all - Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar(E type from 1969), XJL ((2006, and 2017), this is by far, the Best! Great handling, Smooth, Quiet, Lexus has put it all together!!!!

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