Lexus RC 300h 2.5 2dr CVT Review

Category: Coupé

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
2 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £40,240What Car? Target Price£37,787
Review

The RC is a distinctive coupé with very low running costs if you opt for the hybrid. But while it’s well equipped and feels pretty plush inside, its small boot and rear seats and thrashy engine count against it. The RC F’s mighty V8 might sort the engine issues, but it’s expensive to run and not as fun to drive as a Mercedes C63 AMG.

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Trim: RC

This entry-level trim still gets 18in alloy wheels, man-made leather seats, a 10.3in infotainment system with sat nav, dual-zone climate control, automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera and keyless entry. All the kit you’d ever need, really.

Engine: 300h 2.5

This hybrid system combines a 2.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and battery pack to give adequate performance with low running costs. It’s quiet and smooth at a cruise, but does get rather rowdy under hard acceleration. The sensible choice.


Key information

Doors2
Seats4
0-62 MPH8.6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

45.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

340

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

141

g/km

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