Typical Lexus high-grade build quality; classy analog clock in the center console; quiet cabin; the ability to enhance a comfortable ride with cornering abilities
Center screen is set so far back/down that the bottom row of information could be obscured by the center console's lip; all-wheel-drive hardware (optional) means extra weight and less space in the front footwells and extra weight; somewhat anesthetized driving experience
Everything. The 2015 Lexus RC 350 is a fresh model.
Unless all-wheel drive is an absolute necessity, go with the rear-drive F Sport version. It feels the most agile and lively, and being a bit sporty is the whole point of a coupe. Find a Lexus RC for sale
There's a regular RC 350 and an RC 350 F Sport. There's also an RC F, the RC 350's high-performance sibling.
The RC 350 version ($43,715) comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED lighting with puddle lamps, climate control, a 7-in screen, 256-watt/10-speaker audio, rearview camera, Bluetooth and a voice-activated infotainment system. All-wheel-drive models also have heated front seats.
The RC 350 F Sport version brings adaptive variable suspension with a sport-plus mode (for extra stiffness), sport front seats, aluminum pedals, 19-in alloys, high-friction brake pads, thin-film transistor instrumentation, variable-gear-ratio steering and 4-wheel steering. Buying an F Sport model means paying an extra $3,580 (all-wheel drive) or $3,985 (rear-wheel drive), plus another $1,100 for the required moonroof.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/10,000 Miles|
2015 Audi A5 2.0T -- The Audi A5 is little low on power (220 hp) but comes with the option of an all-wheel-drive setup. There's also no shortage of Audi design fans.
2015 BMW 435i -- The BMW 435i is the big player in this class and is absolutely worth test driving to experience its poise and pace. It's obvious that not many other manufacturers can make a car this thrilling.
2015 Mercedes-Benz C350 Coupe -- There's a depth to the quality of engineering in Mercedes-Benz vehicles that becomes apparent as soon as the door thunks shut, the engine fires up and the car gets rolling. Continuous improvement over 100-plus years will do that.