2020 Lexus RC 300

Original MSRP Range
$41,295 - $48,540
Available Style(s)
Coupe
MPG
18 - 21 MPG City / 24 - 30 MPG Hwy
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2020 Lexus RC 300

What We Like

  • Typical Lexus high-grade build quality
  • Classy analog clock in the center console
  • Quiet cabin
  • The ability to enhance a pliant ride with cornering abilities

What We Don't

  • Center screen is set so far back and down that the bottom row of information can be obscured by the center console's lip
  • All-wheel drive hardware means less space in the front footwells
  • Extra weight of AWD hardware
  • Somewhat anesthetized driving experience

Overview

What's New in the 2020 Lexus RC 300?

Android Auto is now standard. See the 2020 Lexus RC models for sale near you

Which RC 300 is the Best?

Unless you live in the snow belt, choose a RWD version for some semblance of sportiness. The RC 350 has a decent amount of power, especially in a compact coupe. Audiophiles should also check out the optional 17-speaker/835-watt Mark Levinson surround-sound system. Find a Lexus RC for sale

How Much Does a 2020 Lexus RC 300 Cost?

The 2020 Lexus RC coupe comes as one basic model but with different drivetrains. For marketing purposes, Lexus itemizes the RC in four core trims: RC 300, RC 300 AWD, RC 350 and RC 350 AWD. There is also the high-performance RC F with its RC F Track Edition. All prices include the $1,025 factory delivery charge.

The RC 300 ($42,320) starts with 18-in alloy wheels, dual polished stainless steel exhaust pipes, selectable driving modes, cruise control, LED lighting, puddle lamps, heated side mirrors, push-button start, climate control, an analog clock, 60/40-split rear seats, a 7-in infotainment screen, a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, a self-dimming rearview mirror, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, intelligent high beams, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, voice controls, a 256-watt, 10-speaker audio with HD radio satellite-radio capability, Android Auto, an auxiliary audio input and dual USB ports.

The RC 300 AWD ($45,010) has its own engine, AWD and heated front seats.

The RC 350 ($45,250) has the same V6 as the 300 AWD, but it's tuned for more horsepower.

The RC 350 AWD ($47,415) adds AWD.

The RC F ($65,925) is the high-performance variant. It has 19-in alloy wheels, power-adjustable front sport seats (driver: 10-way, passenger: 8-way), bespoke suspension, bigger brakes and a dedicated body kit. There is also an RC F Track Edition ($97,825) that includes the RC F's features, plus a carbon fiber hood, roof, front spoiler, fixed rear wing and more.

The list of options includes a sunroof, 19-in alloy wheels, triple-beam LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, navigation, a 10.3-in display, driver's-side memory settings, park assist, Apple CarPlay and an upgraded audio system.

The Premium Package: Lexus Memory System for driver's seat, outside mirrors and steering wheel, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, heated and ventilated front seats and Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

Adding the F Sport ($5,070) package brings an adaptive variable suspension with a "sport plus" mode (for extra stiffness), sport front seats, aluminum pedals, 19-in alloys, high-friction brake pads, TFT instrumentation, variable gear ratio steering and 4-wheel steering.

The RC F offers a carbon-fiber roof option, which reduces weight and lowers the center of gravity.

RC 300 Trims

CoupeOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
RC RC 300 AWD$43,985 / $40,9074 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder26018 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
RC RC 300 F SPORT AWD$48,540 / $45,1424 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder26018 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
RC RC 300 F SPORT RWD$46,365 / $43,1204 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder24121 / 306-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
RC RC 300 RWD$41,295 / $38,4054 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder24121 / 306-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD

Is the 2020 Lexus RC 300 a Safe Car?

Hill-start assist is standard throughout the range, while blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is optional. Stability control systems in F Sport versions and the RC F allow the driver to set thresholds for those electronic aids.

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the RC its highest accolade: Top Safety Pick+. The government has not crash-tested the RC.

Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain6 Years/70,000 Miles
Corrosion6 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance1 Years/10,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Competition

2020 Lexus RC 300 vs the competition

2020 Audi A5/S5 -- A new generation derived from the fresh A4. Offers 252 hp in regular form, 354 hp as an S5. Superb, classy and quite spacious for a compact coupe.

2020 BMW 440i -- The big player in this class and absolutely worth test driving to experience its poise and pace, plus the fact that not many other manufacturers can make a car this thrilling.

2020 Infiniti Q60 -- An accomplished machine. There's a quick 400-hp version, but avoid the numbing steer-by-wire option.

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe -- Available as a regular C300 right up to an AMG C63. The middle-ground AMG C43 really hits an especially sweet spot.

Used Porsche Cayman -- Find out how a compact coupe can really drive.

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