2017 Lexus RC Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$33,176 - $43,776
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
241-306
Seats
4
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$33,176 - $43,776
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
241-306
Seats
4

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

For the longest time, Lexus coupes were more about luxury and precision craftsmanship than posing a serious challenge to Europe’s best performance cars. The advent of the 2017 Lexus RC luxury-sports coupe has changed all that. With styling more aggressive than a BMW 4 Series or an Audi A5, the RC appeals to a younger set without seriously alienating traditional Lexus buyers.

Lexus RC Models & Trims

RC Turbo $33,176 - $36,065*
Horsepower: 241 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 8 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
RC 300 $38,555 - $41,704*
Horsepower: 255 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
RC 350 $40,601 - $43,776*
Horsepower: 306 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 8 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
RC Turbo F Sport $33,176 - $36,065*
Horsepower: 241 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 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
RC 300 F Sport $38,555 - $41,704*
Horsepower: 255 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 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
RC 350 F Sport $40,601 - $43,776*
Horsepower: 306 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 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

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

The adaptive cruise is awesome and I love the technology.

Love the drive and technology. The car is a smooth drive. I love the color of the car.

- Neel P

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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
$33,176 - $36,065
$38,555 - $41,704

Horsepower

Horsepower
241 hp
255 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
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

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
Not Available
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

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

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.
37.8 - 39 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
27.3 in.
27.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
34.8 in.
34.8 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

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

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

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
Optional
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/40VR19
P235/40VR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.5 in.
107.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.2 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
184.8 in.
184.8 in.

Width

Width
72.4 in.
72.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3737 .lbs
3891 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
241 hp
255 hp

Torque

Torque
258 ft. lbs.
236 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Not Available

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.4 gal.
17.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
27 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
26 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

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

Seatbelt Airbag

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