2018 Lexus RC 300

Rating7.4

Ranked #11 in Compact Coupe

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Starting MSRP 

$40,640 - $43,330

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Key Spec of 2018 Lexus RC 300
fuel economy

22/26/32

fuel type

Premium Unleaded (required)

horsepower

241 hp @ 5800 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Impeccably crafted interior and comfy front seats

V6 engine only available with RWD

Last year's RC 200t is now the RC 300 RWD model

Exceptionally comfortable ride quality

Rear seats are useless

New optional 10.3-inch navigation screen

Strong performance from both engines

Convoluted infotainment interface

Standard three-year Scout GPS link subscription

2018 Lexus RC 300 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 25, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2018 Lexus RC 300 Coupe is a compact luxury coupe offered in a single trim, starting off at a base MSRP of $40,640. For that price, it mainly competes with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, the Audi A5 Coupe, and the BMW 4 Series Coupe. Available in a single trim, the Lexus RC 300 Coupe offers 2 powertrains. The RWD version is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 capable of making 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. If more power is required, there is also a 260 horsepower-making 3.0L V6 engine that comes paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission offered in the AWD version. The Lexus RC 300 Coupe reaches 60 mph from zero in 7.3 seconds on its base engine, which gets pumped up to 6.3 seconds with the V6 engine. Depending on the powertrain, the Lexus RC 300 Coupe can manage a combined fuel economy between 21 and 26 mpg. While we’re on the topic of choices, the 10 striking colors the Lexus RC 300 Coupe comes in really pull you towards itself.



Over All Rating

7.4

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Notable Rankings

#11 in Compact Coupe

#11 in Luxury Coupe

#12 in Coupe


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Trims

Base$40,640 onwards

  • 4.2-Inch information
  • Driver-Side lumbar adjustment
  • Four-Way-Adjustable cloth seats
  • Rear privacy glass window
  • Scout GPS navigation system
  • Siri Eyes Free voice control
  • Usb interface


Colors and Styles

Build Car
Eminent White Pearl

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$43330

body style

2dr Coupe

engine type
displacement

211 cu in

horse power

260 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

236 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

6 speed Automatic

dimensions
length

185 in

wheelbase

108 in

width

72 in

curb weight

3891 lbs

Height

55 in

Ground Clearance

5 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

82 cu ft

cargo volume

10.4 cu ft

passenger capacity

4 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

18/21/24 mpg


Lexus RC 300 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$28,901
5 Year Cost To Own
$61,144
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $61,144
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$5,067$2,592$2,282$2,022$1,815$13,778
Insurance$1,774$1,827$1,882$1,938$1,997$9,418
Fuel$2,892$2,978$3,068$3,160$3,255$15,353
Maintenance$668$2,995$2,348$1,852$3,448$11,311
Repairs$456$700$756$813$875$3,600
Financing Interest$1,554$1,250$926$578$210$4,518
Taxes and Fees$2,428$208$191$176$163$3,166
Total Cost-To-Own$14,839$12,550$11,453$10,539$11,763$61,144
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