Lexus RC vs. Lexus ES

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$41,145 - $43,835
$39,750

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
Not Available
4.08 / 5
12 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
241 - 260 hp
302 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

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

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.4 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.8 - 39 in.
37.5 - 37.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
27.3 in.
39.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
34.8 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.4 cu. ft.
16.7 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
4
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/40VR19 - P235/45VR18
235/45R18 - P215/55VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.5 in.
113 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.2 - 34.8 ft.
38 ft.

Length

Length
184.8 in.
195.9 in.

Width

Width
72.4 in.
73.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3737 - 3891 lbs.
3649 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
241 - 260 hp
302 hp

Torque

Torque
236 - 258 ft. lbs.
267 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.4 gal.
15.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 - 26 mpg
28 mpg

City

City
18 - 21 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 - 30 mpg
33 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Lexus RC
Lexus ES

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.
99.9 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3737 - 3891 lbs.
3649 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 - 24 mpg.
26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

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

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

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

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 - Premium Unleaded V-6
Regular 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
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
5.52

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 - 2.72
3.18

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 - 1.86
2.05

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.46
1.49

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - 1.23
1.23

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 - 1.00
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 - 4.06
4.22

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 - 3.77
2.56

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

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

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/40VR19, P235/40YR19, P235/45VR18
235/45R18 - P215/55VR17

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/40VR19, P235/45VR18, P265/35VR19, P265/35YR19
235/45R18 - 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 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 - 19 X 9 in.
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 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
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.
38 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.
12 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.
15.9 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.8 - 39 in.
37.5 - 37.6 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.4 in.
42.4 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
54.7 in.
55.9 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53.9 in.
55 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
34.8 in.
37.8 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
27.3 in.
39.2 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
50.8 in.
54.3 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
44.9 in.
54.3 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.5 in.
113 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
184.8 in.
195.9 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
54.9 - 55.1 in.
56.9 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.2 in.
62.9 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63 in.
63.4 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.4 ft³.
16.7 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82
0.80

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69
0.67

Model Group

Model Group
RC 300
ES350

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury
Intermediate Luxury

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Coupe
Sedan

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