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2017 Lexus RC 350

Original MSRP Range
$43,010--$45,175
Available Style(s)
Coupe
MPG
19 MPG City / 26--28 MPG Hwy
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2017 Lexus RC 350

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

The way the center screen is set so far back and down that the bottom row of information is liable to be obscured by the center console's lip; all-wheel-drive hardware means less space in the front footwells; extra weight of all-wheel-drive hardware; somewhat anesthetized driving experience

Ratings

Consumer Rating

4.9/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2017 Lexus RC 350?

The rear-drive RC 350 and the hot RC F both receive updated suspensions. And triple-beam LED headlights become available. The regular (non-F) models also have a new design of 18-in alloy wheel and a metallic black finish for the grille. See the 2017 Lexus RC models for sale near you

Which RC 350 is the Best?

An RC 350 with rear-wheel drive and the F Sport package is quite entertaining and well equipped. Find a Lexus RC for sale

 

How Much Does a 2017 Lexus RC 350 Cost?

The 2017 Lexus RC comes as one basic model, but with different drivetrains.

The RC 200t ($41,130) 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, analog clock, 60/40-split/fold rear seats, 7-in infotainment screen, rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, self-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth, voice controls, 256-watt/10-speaker audio with HD/satellite radio, auxiliary audio input and dual USB ports.

The RC 300 AWD ($43,745) has its own engine and all-wheel drive.

The RC 350 ($43,985) also has its own engine and comes with the option of all-wheel drive.

The RC F ($65,140) 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.

All-wheel-drive models have heated front seats.

The list of options includes a sunroof, 19-in alloy wheels, triple-beam LED headlights, navigation, park assist, upgraded audio system and a radar-based intelligent cruise control.

The F Sport 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 cuts weight and lowers the center of gravity.

RC 350 Trims

CoupeOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
RC Models RC 350 AWD$45,175 / $42,0156 Cylinder30619 / 266-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
RC Models RC 350 F Sport AWD$45,175 / $42,0156 Cylinder30619 / 266-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
RC Models RC 350 F Sport RWD$43,010 / $39,9996 Cylinder30619 / 286-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
RC Models RC 350 RWD$43,010 / $39,9996 Cylinder30619 / 286-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Safety

Is the 2017 Lexus RC 350 a Safe Car?

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has awarded the RC its highest accolade: Top Safety Pick+. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has yet to crash-test the RC.

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

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
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Premium Pkg
  • All Weather Pkg
  • Power Trunk Release
  • Blind-Spot Monitor
  • Luxury Pkg
  • F Sport Pkg

Competition

2017 Lexus RC 350 vs the competition

2018 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.

2017 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. Updated to a 440i (from a 435i) for 2017.

2017 Infiniti Q60 -- All-new for 2017 and an accomplished machine. There's a quick 400-hp version. But avoid the numbing steer-by-wire option.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe -- Available as a regular C300 right up to an AMG C63. The middle-ground AMG C43 does hit a sweet spot, though.

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

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