Lexus RC review

Category: Coupé

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:hybrid, petrol
Available colours:
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RRP £40,235What Car? Target Price from£37,389
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Introduction

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It’s fair to say that the Lexus RC is a unique proposition in the coupé marketplace. You see, rather than a conventional engine under the bonnet, the most popular 300h model is a hybrid; perfect if you distrust diesel or just want cheaper company car tax.

But that’s not the only engine option. For those who like a bit of old-fashioned muscle, there’s also the RC F. It may not have the hybrid assistance of the 300h, but it literally has twice as much engine under the bonnet – a 5.0-litre V8 that produces its power without the help of a turbocharger or supercharger.

To tempt you further, Lexus facelifted the RC in early 2019 with tweaks to its oily bits, a refreshed interior and styling inspired by the larger Lexus LC. To find out if the changes are enough to challenge the Audi A5 and Mercedes C-Class Coupe, read on over the next few pages – and don't forget to check out our New Car Buying section for big savings on hundreds of new cars.

At a glance

Number of trims5 see more
Available fuel typeshybrid, petrol
MPG range across all versions23.9 - 45.5
Avaliable doors options2
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£2,478.45 / £5,772.74
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£4,956.90 / £11,545.48

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Lexus Rc 300h 2.5 2dr CVT

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