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Lexus RC 300h 2.5 Takumi 2dr CVT Review

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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: Takumi

This most luxurious of RCs gets different 19in wheels, a 17-speaker Mark Levinson stereo, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, memory for the driver’s seat, leather upholstery and a sunroof. A bit too much money for us to recommend, though.

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

56.5

Urban: 54.3Motorway: 57.6
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

340

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

114

g/km

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