2017 Lexus RC

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2017 Lexus RC Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

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Driving Experience

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Dealership Experience

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Best Compact Premium Car of 2017

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Compact Premium Car
#6 Lexus RC

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2017 Lexus RC after 90-days of ownership.
  • Engine smoothness
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Coordination of interior colors and textures

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2017 Lexus RC during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Rear visibility

Performance Specs

MPG City

19 - 22


26 - 32


241 - 306


6 speed, Automatic w/OD, 8 speed, Automatic w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Premium Unleaded V-6


All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2017 Lexus RC Review

Moderation? Not in the powerful Lexus RC. This all-new turbocharged car mixes captivating coupe styling with exhilarating and efficient performance. Experience the full potential of the available power plants with split-second upshifts and rapid downshifts using the race car inspired paddle shifters. Choose from 3 available engines including a 2-liter turbo. Get the RC in one of 6 styles starting with the RC Turbo or get it all with the RC 350 F Sport. Inside the luxury continues. Race-inspired upgrades like a G-force monitor and digital gauges take your experience to the next level. Use the high-resolution multimedia display or your voice to access the available Navigation System. For those wanting the ultimate in driving control you can make your RC more responsive or efficient by simply turning a dial using Drive Mode Select. Laugh at the weather. All-wheel drive helps provide advanced traction and control on a wide range of road surfaces and under all kinds of conditions. Make one yours by choosing from a wide variety of exterior colors and luxurious interior finishes. The Lexus RC make an overstatement.
Gorgeous looks on the outside are matched with a sumptuous interior. Shut out the outside world with a smog-sensing dual-zone climate-control system that switches into recirculation mode when it senses high levels of outdoor pollutants. Stay focused on the road ahead. Intuitively placed controls put a variety of features at your fingertips like audio voice activation multi-information display and cruise control. Your portable devices can stay charged and connected with a center console featuring a minijack accessory power outlet and USB connectivity for convenient playback through the onboard audio system.
Your safety is a top priority in every Lexus. The RC features a suite of standard and available safety features from air-bags to driver assist technologies like Smart Stop. Each one designed to protect you and your passengers. You’re never far away from help with Lexus Enform Safety Connect. In the instance of a collision stolen vehicle or any other type of emergency assistance can be sent directly to your vehicle's GPS location.
The RC grasps every ounce of performance from its engines. Using twin-scroll turbocharger technology you’ll get spritely acceleration and optimum efficiency as you cruise. The RC Turbo’s in-line 4 turbocharged engine and 8 speed transmission pumps out an impressive 241 horsepower while giving you an EPA estimated 32 miles per gallon on the highway. Jump up to the RC350 rear wheel drive’s 3.5 liter V6 and you’ll see 306 horsepower and an impressive EPA estimated 28 miles per gallon on the highway. It’s designed from the ground up with the performance-demanding driver in mind.

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