2018 Lexus RC operation review

What is it?

Lexus captivated copiousness of courtesy with a distinguished LC coupe in 2017 though Toyota’s oppulance arm has a second, cheaper, two-door alternative. The RC has been on sale given late 2014 and is a brand’s opposition to a Audi A5, BMW 4-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe.

How many models can we select from?

Lexus has 3 engine options and 4 trim levels, so there are copiousness of options.

The mainstream choice consists of a RC300 (formerly famous as a RC200t) and RC350. The former is powered by a 180kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol, while a latter uses a 232kW 3.5-litre V6.

Both a RC300 and RC350 are accessible in 3 opposite selection levels – Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury.

The third engine choice is a 351kW 5.0-litre V8, it powers a opening focused RC F that is designed to plea a likes of a BMW M4 and Audi RS5.

For 2018 a association has given a operation a tiny update, there’s a incomparable (10.3-inch) infotainment screen, incomparable remote hold controller pad, updated multimedia complement and a choice to get a LC500’s thespian ‘Zinnia Yellow’ paint.

What do they cost?

RC300

Luxury – $65,400

F Sport – $74,700

Sports Luxury – $84,900

RC350

Luxury – $68,400

F Sport – $77,700

Sports Luxury – $87,900

RC F – $137,951

RC F Carbon – $158,548

Any options that we need to know about?

Lexus does a common ‘Enhancement Pack’ options, charity a sunroof on a Luxury and F Sport for $2625. But that’s a usually one.

Which is a many careful model?

Not surprisingly a smallest engine is a many efficient, a RC300 uses 7.3-litres per 100km, compared to 9.4L/100km in a RC350. That’s improved than a RC F, with a parched V8 celebration unleaded during a rate of 10.9L/100km (on a good day).

Which is a safest model?

As partial of a 2018 upgrades a operation now comes customary with Lexus Safety System+ that includes pre-collision warning, unconstrained puncture braking, line keep assist, active journey control and involuntary high beam.

Which a best indication to drive?

There’s a thespian disproportion between a impression of a RC300/RC350 and a RC F.

The RC300 and RC350 are sporty though miss a critical vigilant of a RC F.

Having pronounced that, a cheaper models float softer and with some-more comfort than a stiffly-sprung RC F, that misses out on adaptive dampers common among a rivals.

Should we buy one now?

The upgrades meant now is as a good a time as any to get an RC. An all-new indication is still several years away.

Where’s a honeyed spot?

Our welfare is a RC300 F Sport, a small turbocharged engine provides good opening and a F Sport package gives a compress coupe a energetic and assertive look, but a responsibility of stretching to a RC F.

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