Lexus RC vs. Toyota Avalon

Ultra White
VS
Blizzard Pearl

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$44,626 - $47,941
$20,488 - $22,853

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
311 hp
268 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L V6 DOHC 24
3.5L DOHC 24V V6 w/Dual VVT

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Not Available

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Not Available

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.4 in.
42.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.8 - 39 in.
38.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
27.3 in.
39.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
34.8 in.
37.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.4 cu. ft.
16 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Not Available

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Not Available

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Not Available

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Not Available

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available

Passengers

Passengers
4
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Not Available

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Not Available

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Not Available

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Not Available

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.5 in.
111 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.2 - 34.8 ft.
37.4 ft.

Length

Length
184.8 in.
195.3 in.

Width

Width
72.4 in.
72.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3748 - 3891 .lbs
3505 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
311 hp
268 hp

Torque

Torque
280 ft. lbs.
248 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
Not Available
100 .lbs

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Not Available

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.4 gal.
17 gal.

Combined

Combined
19 - 26 mpg
11 - 15 mpg

City

City
18 - 20 mpg
21 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 - 28 mpg
30 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Not Available

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Not Available

Safety Features

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Not Available

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Not Available

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Not Available

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Not Available

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Not Available

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Lexus RC
Toyota Avalon

Body Style

Body Style
Coupe
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
82 ft³.
103.6 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3748 - 3891 lbs.
3505 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 - 23 mpg.
24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 - 20 mpg.
21 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 - 28 mpg.
30 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6
Regular Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
3.5 L/211
3.5 L/211

Fuel System

Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection
Sequential MPI

Trans Type

Trans Type
6 - 8
6

Trans Description Cont.

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

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 - 4.60
3.30

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 - 2.72
1.90

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 - 1.86
1.42

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.46
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - 1.23
0.71

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 - 1.00
0.61

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 - 4.06
4.15

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 - 3.77
3.24

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 - 8.4
7.4

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100
100

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

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

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
NONTR2
Not Available

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
NONTR2
Not Available

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/40VR19, P235/40YR19, P235/45VR18
P215/55VR17

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/40VR19, P235/45VR18, P265/35VR19, P265/35YR19
P215/55VR17

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 - 19 X 8 in.
17 X 7 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 - 19 X 9 in.
17 X 7 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.2 - 34.8 ft.
37.4 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.
11.7 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.4 gal.
17 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.8 - 39 in.
38.5 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.4 in.
42.1 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
54.7 in.
58.2 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53.9 in.
55.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
34.8 in.
37.9 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
27.3 in.
39.2 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
50.8 in.
57 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
44.9 in.
54.6 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.5 in.
111 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
184.8 in.
195.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
54.9 - 55.1 in.
57.5 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.2 in.
62.6 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.8 in.
62.2 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in.
5.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.4 ft³.
16 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82
Not Available

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
RC 350
Avalon

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury
Intermediate Luxury

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Coupe
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.5
3.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4