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2017 Lexus RC F

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$49,684 — $77,907 NEW and USED
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Coupe
4 Seats
19 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(5.0) 4 reviews

The Good

  • V-8 sound
  • Decent gas mileage
  • Standard sport seats
  • Rich gauges
  • Driftable rear end

The Bad

  • Modest torque
  • Transmission hesitation
  • Multimedia interface
  • Small backseat
  • Rear seats don't fold
2017 Lexus RC F exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2017 Lexus RC F
  • New adaptive suspension
  • Four-seat high-performance coupe
  • Based on the RC coupe
  • 467-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Lexus RC F is a performance coupe that stands out for its big, naturally aspirated V-8 in a field of competitors that often rely on smaller turbocharged engines. Competitors include the BMW M4, Cadillac ATS-V and Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe.
New for 2017
The RC F adds an adaptive suspension and has a new base wheel design.
Significant Standard Features

  • 467-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • LED headlights
  • Automatic wing deploys around 50 mph, retracts below 25 mph
  • Spindle-style grille
  • Sport seats
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Premium stereo
  • Carbon-fiber roof and rear wing
  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
4 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)
(5.0)

Only owned the car for 1 day

by Snatsworld from Brandon, Fl on October 28, 2018

So far driving has been great, but still in a learning curve finding things I had no clue were available. Finding I really like the Sports Plus mode. Read full review

(5.0)

From a GTR to a RCF

by CJ from Port Deposit, MD on September 10, 2017

I didn't think I could like driving another car after owning a GTR but this car delivered. I LOVE it. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2017 Lexus RC F currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Lexus RC F Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Lexus

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The RC F received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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