Lexus IS vs. Lexus RC

Ultra White
VS
Ultra White

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$36,479 - $40,104
$44,626 - $47,941

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.54 / 5
13 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
241 - 260 hp
311 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L V6 DOHC 24V Dual VVT
2.0L Turbo I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT
3.5L V6 DOHC 24

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.8 in.
45.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.2 in.
37.8 - 39 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32.2 in.
27.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 in.
34.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.8 cu. ft.
10.4 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
4

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.2 in.
107.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.2 - 35.4 ft.
34.2 - 34.8 ft.

Length

Length
184.3 in.
184.8 in.

Width

Width
71.3 in.
72.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3583 - 3737 .lbs
3748 - 3891 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
241 - 260 hp
311 hp

Torque

Torque
236 - 258 ft. lbs.
280 ft. lbs.

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Not Available
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.4 gal.
17.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
10 - 13 mpg
19 - 26 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
18 - 20 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 mpg
24 - 28 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Not Available
Optional

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional

Safety Features

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Lexus IS
Lexus RC

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Coupe

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Subcompact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
90.2 ft³.
82 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3583 - 3737 lbs.
3748 - 3891 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 - 26 mpg.
21 - 23 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 - 22 mpg.
18 - 20 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 - 32 mpg.
24 - 28 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 - Premium Unleaded V-6
Premium Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122 - 3.5 L/211
3.5 L/211

Fuel System

Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection
Port/Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
6 - 8
6 - 8

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 - 4.60
3.52 - 4.60

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 - 2.72
2.04 - 2.72

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 - 1.86
1.40 - 1.86

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.46
1.00 - 1.46

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - 1.23
0.71 - 1.23

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 - 1.00
0.58 - 1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 - 4.06
3.17 - 4.06

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 - 3.77
3.13 - 3.77

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 - 8.0
7.7 - 8.4

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/40YR18 - P225/45VR17
P235/40VR19, P235/40YR19, P235/45VR18

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR17 - P255/35YR18
P235/40VR19, P235/45VR18, P265/35VR19, P265/35YR19

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.
18 X 8 - 19 X 8 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8.5 in.
18 X 8 - 19 X 9 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Aluminum - Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.2 - 35.4 ft.
34.2 - 34.8 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.2 in.
13.2 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 in.
12.2 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.4 gal.
17.4 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.2 in.
37.8 - 39 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.8 in.
45.4 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in.
54.7 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54.3 in.
53.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 in.
34.8 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
32.2 in.
27.3 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53.4 in.
50.8 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
54 in.
44.9 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.2 in.
107.5 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
184.3 in.
184.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.3 in.
72.4 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
56.3 in.
54.9 - 55.1 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.4 in.
62.2 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61 in.
61.8 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 - 5.3 in.
5.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.8 ft³.
10.4 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82
0.82

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69
0.69

Model Group

Model Group
IS300
RC 350

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury
Intermediate Luxury

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Coupe

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0 - 3.5
3.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4 - 6
6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4