Sleek coupe: the 2017 Lexus RC

the 2017 Lexus RC


For 2017, Lexus RC brings a bold design and a choice of three powertrains. The selection process continues with the F SPORT package that’s available for each RC model, which is distinguished by exclusive exterior design and interior features.

Exterior details

The wide-stance RC provides an attractive profile, with the Lexus signature spindle grille a focal point of the design. The F SPORT model takes the grille design further, with the upper section’s mesh pattern gradually transforming into an “F” character as it approaches the lower extremity.

Additionally, the Lexus RC is available in nine exterior colors including new-for-2017, Caviar.

Under the hood

The RC Turbo is one of several 2017 Lexus models powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine. This engine produces 241 horsepower and 258 foot-pounds of torque. It’s paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and averages 22 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined.

The RC 300 AWD model’s 3.5-liter V6 engine produces 255 horsepower and 236 foot-pounds of torque, and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The RC 350 gets a 306-horsepower version of the V6 engine.

Interior luxury

Lexus offers four high-contrast interior colors for the RC – Stratus Gray, Playa, Flaxen, Black and an additional, exclusive color for F SPORT, Rioja Red. Each features a contrasting stitching color. The RC offers two types of genuine shimamoku wood-trim. Shimamoku denotes a layered production technique that yields a deep-looking, polished finish to the wood.

Other interior amenities include available NuLuxe upholstery and trim, an automatic climate control system, as well as standard audio system that includes 10 speakers and an available Mark Levinson Premium Audio system that includes 17 speakers.

With seating for four, rear dimensions include 27.3 inches of rear legroom, 50.8 inches of rear shoulder room and 44.9 inches of rear hip room.


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