2016 Lexus RC Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$34,954 - $37,919
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
241-467
Seats
4
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$34,954 - $37,919
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
241-467
Seats
4

Ranks #6 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

The 2016 Lexus RC is a 2-door coupe from the luxury automaker, available in rear- or all-wheel drive. However, there's a lot more to its unique styling than the lack of doors. This year, two new engines – a 2.0-liter turbo and 3.0-liter V6 – join the lineup to tantalize well-heeled buyers seeking a 4-passenger premium sports coupe.

Lexus RC Models & Trims

2dr Cpe $34,954 - $37,919*
Horsepower: 241 hp - 467 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Premium Unleaded V-6, Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 9 in. - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2dr Cpe RWD $34,954 - $37,919*
Horsepower: 306 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2dr Cpe AWD $34,954 - $37,919*
Horsepower: 306 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.88

8 Reviews

88% 13% 3 star 0% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

It can be fast but it is a really great car.

I like that it has seat warmers and air conditioning, but it is pretty small. No real complaints though, I am thankful.

- Hanna K

Sophistication with style!

Fun to drive. I get compliments all the time on the way it looks. Smooth ride. Super reliable. Very low maintenance.

- Julian R

Sleek sport body kit, fast

Beautiful car, really fun to Drive. The last two years that I have owned it I have had no problems with it

- Enea S

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$34,954 - $37,919
$34,954 - $37,919

Horsepower

Horsepower
241 - 467 hp
306 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L I4 DOHC 16
3.5L V6 DOHC 24
5.0L DOHC 32V V8 VVT
3.5L V6 DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.4 in.
45.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.8 - 39 in.
39 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
27.3 in.
27.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
34.8 - 35 in.
34.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.1 - 10.4 cu. ft.
10.4 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P255/35YR19
P235/40YR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.5 in.
107.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.2 - 35.4 ft.
34.2 ft.

Length

Length
184.8 - 185.2 in.
184.8 in.

Width

Width
72.4 - 72.6 in.
72.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3737 - 3958 .lbs
3748 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
241 hp
306 hp

Torque

Torque
236 ft. lbs.
277 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Not Available

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Standard
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders, V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.4 gal.
17.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 mpg
24 mpg

City

City
16 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 mpg
28 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Optional

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Available

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings