The Lexus RC
The 2022 Lexus RC two-door coupe is a stylish, safe, and spacious ride. It earns an estimated 31 highway mpg and 21 city mpg. Lexus ensures a secure drive with its comprehensive safety system—which includes forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist—in the new RC 300 models.
The bold exterior presents a strong body, sleek lines, and many unique paint options for the new Lexus RC. With its sharp edges and bold styling, it will not be missed when driving around the town. The sizable interior detailing gives the driver and front passenger room to enjoy its premium leather seats and standard connectivity integrations like Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay, and voice-controlled Alexa on its bright multimedia display.
Starting at $43,970 MSRP, the RC300 is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine partnered with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It makes 241 horsepower and can reach 143 MPH on the track, but the Lexus RC standard engine doesn’t exactly stand up to the speed and power of its rivals. Therefore, to provide a more powerful drive, Lexus included a V6 engine in its 2022 sports models.
Your Choice: Turbo or V6?
The RC 300 is available with two engines. Rear-wheel-drive models get a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine putting out 241 horsepower with an eight-speed direct-shift automatic transmission. Select the all-wheel-drive RC 300, and you are upgraded to a 3.5-liter V6 with 260 horsepower.
The RC 350 offers a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 311 horsepower. This engine can get the RC 350 from 0-60 MPH in 5.8 seconds. Rear-wheel-drive models offer an eight-speed automatic transmission. All AWD models are equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission.
To enhance the driving experience, a Drive Mode selector knob can switch the RC from Eco to Sport, depending on the kind of driving being done. F Sport and the RC F models get the Sport S+ setting, where the engine, transmission, steering, and suspension dampening are dialed in for a canyon-carving driving experience.
The exterior of the vehicle features a stunning front fascia, sharp Bi-LED headlamps, and an illuminated door entry system. The interior has NuLuxe®* perforated trim in three color combinations with a high resolution 10.3-inch multimedia display with audio, navigation, and climate control access.
The Lexus RC F
The RC F is the ultimate expression of this coupe. It is designed for the track, as well as the road. It has a 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 with 472 horsepower, good for a 0-60MPH time of 4.4 seconds, and a top speed of 168MPH. Channeling this power is an eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift transmission, designed to work this power through the torque curve. A TORSEN Limited-Slip differential catches all of this power at the rear wheels. For more rear-wheel performance, an available Torque Vectoring Differential provides the maximum drive to the wheels. Brembo provides the stopping power on the RC F.
Inside the RC F, there are racing-style seats are designed to lock in the body, ensuring the driver has focused on the road and his vehicle. The driver will also be focused on an LFA-inspired, RC F-specific TFT Dynamic Gauge Cluster that is designed to quicken the pulse by looking at it. Outside, the RC F gets a more dynamic nose with a deeper Spindle Grille, a three-bulb LED headlamp system, active airflow throughout, an active rear spoiler, and a diffuser with four exhaust ports.
Safety and More on the RC
A Lexus is built to be safe. Active safety features are designed to keep everyone safe. Features include a Pre-Collision System with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, a Backup Camera, Intuitive Parking Assist, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Smart Stop Technology. To further enhance these technologies, Lexus Enform Safety Connect is available to connect with Lexus if an issue arises with the RC. Enform could also be monitored through a smartphone with its own app.
Pricing for the RC lineup starts at $41,295 for the RC 300 with rear-wheel drive. The RC F is priced from $64,900. Comprehensive packages, including the F Sport for the RC 300 and RC 350, are available with a level of equipment to turn an RC into an individual’s delight – including the RC F.
There is nothing like the feeling of driving a classic coupe. The Lexus RC is the return of that feeling. To see what it is all about, a visit to Lexus of Las Vegas is in order to see why the RC is a classic in its own time.
The 2022 Lexus RC
MSRP from $43,970
Boasting a stunning front fascia and strong, sweeping Perforated NuLuxe®* interior trim, the RC is striking from every angle. And connecting you like never before, it’s now the first vehicle in its class with Amazon Alexa compatibility. Every RC model also features Apple CarPlay® integration.
RC 300 F Sport RWD
MSRP from $48,440
Take exhilaration to the next level with a range of exclusive performance and styling upgrades, including a full-faced mesh grille, 19-inch alloy wheels, and an exclusively available TORSEN® limited-slip rear differential (RWD). Black Line edition is available on this model.
RC 300 AWD
MSRP from $46,660
With a more powerful V6 engine, you can take on the road ahead with even more confidence. In addition to full-time, all-wheel drive, the RC 300 AWD features heated front seats, Lexus Safety System+, an integrated suite of class-leading standard active safety equipment.
RC 300 F Sport AWD
MSRP from $50,615
Push all-weather performance and even sleeker styling to the limit with a range of F SPORT enhancements, including a more dynamic sport-tuned suspension, six-speed transmission with lightning-fast paddle shifters, and bolstered sports seats. Black Line edition is available on this model.
MSRP from $45,250 for RWD (AWD from $47,415)
Push all-weather performance and even sleeker styling to the limit with a range of F SPORT enhancements, including a more dynamic sport-tuned suspension, six-speed transmission with lightning-fast paddle shifters, and bolstered sports seats.
RC 350 F Sport
MSRP from $46,900 for RWD (AWD from $49,065)
Take a double shot of adrenaline with more aggressive styling and a more dynamic F SPORT–tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension. Plus, an exclusive Custom drive mode lets you create a unique profile of various drive modes for a more personalized experience. Black Line edition is available on this model.
MSRP from $67,370 (Fuji Speedway Edition from $102,245)
Pushing design and performance to new extremes, the RC F now features bolder styling and the most powerful Lexus V8 to date, as well as a new Launch Control system for lightning-fast acceleration off the line. The RC F is also available in a special Fuji Speedway Edition, with its carbon fiber elements for lower weight and optimal track performance.