2015 Lexus RC 350

2015 Lexus RC 350

2dr Cpe RWD

View more styles
Close

All 2015 Lexus RC 350 Styles

Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
2dr Cpe AWDGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 19
Hwy: 19
$45,025.00
2dr Cpe RWDGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 19
Hwy: 19
$42,790.00

2-door Sub-Compact Passenger Car
Rear Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $42,790.00
Invoice: $39,796.00
Hwy MPG: 28 mpg
City MPG: 19 mpg

Pros

Smooth power delivery; luxurious cabin; available technology; outright performance; supercar availability in the RC F

Model Highlights

The RC 350 is an all-new model for Lexus. The 2+2 sports coupe is not based on a previous sedan platform and was instead designed from a clean sheet. The RC's chassis builds on the successes of its model range however, and the result is exceptional stiffness. Lexus deems the RC "the best-handling regular production Lexus yet."

While the car's shape screams its sporting intentions with every curve, the RC's performance begins underhood. Power comes from a naturally aspirated 3.5L V6 -- good for 306 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. The all-aluminum engine features intelligent dual variable valve timing (VVT-i) and Lexus' direct and port fuel injection. Rear-wheel-drive is standard, and the engine is mated to an 8-speed Sports Program Direct Shift transmission. Drivers can select one of three modes: Normal, Sport and Manual. In Manual mode, this translates to downshifts in just a tenth of a second, with full engine speed matching.

Lexus also offers the RC 350 in all-wheel drive, or "all-weather drive." With a 6-speed automatic transmission, the system uses an electronic center differential to vary torque from the standard 20/80 front/rear to as much as 50/50. Braking in all RC 350s is quick and powerful in the RC 350, thanks to 13.1-inch and 12.2-inch rotors front and rear.

Outside, all RC 350s feature standard 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, and heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals. Inside, the RC includes NuLuxe interior surfaces with aluminum and wood accents, a 60/40 split-fold rear seat, automatic climate control, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, cruise control, HomeLink, a 7-inch VGA screen, a 256-watt, 10-speaker audio system, back-up camera and more. The all-wheel drive RC 350 also features heated front seats.

Factory options abound, including 19-inch wheels, a blind spot monitor, leather seating, heated and ventilated front seats, parking assist, a moonroof, navigation and an 835-watt Mark Levinson 17-speaker premium surround sound system. The all-wheel drive can be optioned with an All-Weather Package that includes headlamp washers, an instant-heat PTC heater, and a windshield de-icer. The Luxury Package adds many standalone options such as the blindspot indicator, heated/ventilated leather seats, rain-sensing wipers, and more. Finally, the optional F Sport Package adds a mesh grille, 19-inch alloy wheels with summer (RWD) or all-season (AWD) tires, adaptive variable suspension with a Sport+ driving mode, aluminum pedals, sport seats with contrast stitching, unique badging, and more.

From Lexus' ultra-performance range of vehicles comes the RC F, which differs from the RC 350 in significant ways. For starters, it is powered by a 32-valve 5.0L V8 that makes 467 horsepower and 389 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel-drive only the RC F includes the eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic, a Torsen limited-slip differential, huge 15-inch front and 13.6-inch rear vented disc brakes, and unique "F" exterior and interior treatments. Lexus claims the RC F will hit 60 mph from a stop in just 4.4 seconds, on its way to a 170-mph top speed.

Safety is paramount on the RC 350, and standard features include several airbags for front and side, anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, and traction control.

Model News

For 2015, Lexus introduces the all-new RC 350 luxury sport coupe. The 2-door coupe rides on its own platform and is not derived from a separate sedan; rather, it is a standalone model. A sexy, athletic shape is paired perfectly with a 306-horsepower 3.5L V6, which is itself mated to an 8-speed transmission in rear-wheel-drive versions. The 2+2 coupe is also available in AWD, which Lexus calls "all-weather-drive," and those cars feature a 6-speed automatic. Lexus claims the dash from 0 to 60 mph comes in just 5.8 seconds in the rear-wheel drive version, with a top speed of 143. The manufacturer also states an estimated fuel economy of 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway for rear-wheel drive versions. Pricing for the rear-wheel drive RC 350 begins at $42,790.

The RC 350 F Sport adds an enhanced suspension, while the 467-horsepower RC F takes performance to a different level.

Value Writeup

The new Lexus RC 350 operates in a field that includes the BMW 435i, Mercedes-Benz C350 and Audi A5. At nearly every turn, the RC out performs one or all, be it in standard features, pricing, or outright performance. Lexus understands the competitive nature of the luxury sport coupe segment and the RC is poised to dominate.

Pricing

To get up to date 2015 Lexus RC 350 values, we highly recommend you evaluate and compare the Retail, Private Party, and/or Trade-In Values from the following reputable market pricing providers:

Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Starfire Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (077)

  • Flaxen
  • Playa
  • Stratus Gray
  • Black
  • Playa
  • Flaxen
  • Black
  • Stratus Gray
 

Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0

Manufacturers Code: (8X1)

  • F-Sport Stratus Gray
  • F-Sport Playa
  • F-Sport Rioja Red
  • F-Sport Black
 

Nebula Gray Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (1H9)

  • F-Sport Stratus Gray
  • Flaxen
  • Playa
  • Stratus Gray
  • Black
  • Playa
  • Flaxen
  • Black
  • Stratus Gray
  • F-Sport Playa
  • F-Sport Rioja Red
  • F-Sport Black
 

Obsidian

Manufacturers Code: (212)

  • F-Sport Stratus Gray
  • Flaxen
  • Playa
  • Stratus Gray
  • Black
  • Playa
  • Flaxen
  • Black
  • Stratus Gray
  • F-Sport Playa
  • F-Sport Rioja Red
  • F-Sport Black
 

Infrared

Manufacturers Code: (3T5)

  • F-Sport Stratus Gray
  • Flaxen
  • Playa
  • Stratus Gray
  • Black
  • Playa
  • Flaxen
  • Black
  • Stratus Gray
  • F-Sport Playa
  • F-Sport Black
 

Molten Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (4W7)

  • F-Sport Stratus Gray
  • F-Sport Playa
  • F-Sport Rioja Red
  • F-Sport Black
 

Silver Lining Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (1J4)

  • F-Sport Stratus Gray
  • Flaxen
  • Playa
  • Stratus Gray
  • Black
  • Playa
  • Flaxen
  • Black
  • Stratus Gray
  • F-Sport Playa
  • F-Sport Rioja Red
  • F-Sport Black
 

Ultra White

Manufacturers Code: (083)

  • F-Sport Stratus Gray
  • F-Sport Playa
  • F-Sport Rioja Red
  • F-Sport Black
 

Atomic Silver

Manufacturers Code: (1J7)

  • F-Sport Stratus Gray
  • Flaxen
  • Playa
  • Stratus Gray
  • Black
  • Playa
  • Flaxen
  • Black
  • Stratus Gray
  • F-Sport Playa
  • F-Sport Rioja Red
  • F-Sport Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationSubcompact Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Trans Type8
Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)4.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.72
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.46
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.23
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)2.18
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.13
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)0.69
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy28 MPG
Cruising Range - City330.60 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City19 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined22 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy487.20 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine TypePremium Unleaded V-6
Displacement3.5 L/211
Fuel SystemPort/Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM306 @ 6400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM277 @ 4800
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)100
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity4
Passenger Volume82 ft³
Front Head Room39 in
Front Leg Room45.4 in
Front Shoulder Room54.7 in
Front Hip Room53.9 in
Second Head Room34.8 in
Second Leg Room27.3 in
Second Shoulder Room50.8 in
Second Hip Room44.9 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase107.5 in
Length, Overall184.8 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors72.4 in
Height, Overall54.9 in
Track Width, Front62.2 in
Track Width, Rear61.8 in
Min Ground Clearance5.3 in
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume10.4 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3748 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontDouble Wishbone
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP235/45VR18
Rear Tire SizeP235/45VR18
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size18 X 8 in
Rear Wheel Size18 X 8.5 in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb34.2 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake Type4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness13.2 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness12.2 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx17.4 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
6 Years/70,000 Miles

Corrosion:
6 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/Unlimited Miles

Maintenance:
1 Years/10,000 Miles


Rebate Information

Sorry there are no rebates or incentives currently available.