REVIEW: 2016 LEXUS RC350

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The luxury sport coupe of your childhood dreams isn’t unattainable. The all-new Lexus RC350 has a classic look with modern features and performance that can’t be matched by other cars in its price range.

The RC350 has a 306-horsepower V6 engine, and the option for either rear-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmission, or all-wheel drive with a six-speed automatic. With the power to go from zero to 60 in 6 seconds, a top track speed of 130 MPG and a turning circle of 34.8 feet, Los Angeles roads will feel more like a racetrack.

Here’s our review of the all-new RC350, SoCal’s ultimate sport coupe:

Safety Features

The all-new RC350 has plenty of brains behind the beauty, as it features all of the latest in safety features to protect you whether you’re in performance mode or on your morning commute. Drivers can expect anti-lock brakes, Driveline Traction Control, side impact beams, dual stage driver and passenger seat-mounted side and front airbags, and Safety Connect Emergency SOS.

The Lexus Coupe also comes equipped with a tracker system and audio theft deterrent – in case anyone gets jealous of your ride.

Entertainment

The RC350 is basically entertainment in car form, because not only is it a blast to drive, it comes stacked with features. The luxury coupe comes with a 10-speaker system, digital signal processing with Automatic Sound Levelizer, HD radio, integrated Sirius XM satellite radio for 90 days, iTunes tagging, Bluetooth technologies, rear glass-imprinted radio antenna and Siri Eyes Free.

New Styling

With sharp lines and angular headlights, the RC350 stuns under Southern California sun but is equally alluring at night. Its black grille with chrome surround and body-colored bumpers and door handles are the perfect accents to the new body style. The RC350 also features fully automatic projector beam LED headlights and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Inside, power front bucket seats, a leather-and-metal steering wheel, 60-40 folding bench seatbacks in the rear, interior trim with aluminum and genuine wood, and aluminum interior accents remind you that you’re sitting in the lap of luxury.

For functionality, the RC350 has a full floor console with covered storage, a mini overhead console and rear console with storage and two 12V DC power outlets.

New Technology

Never lose your connection to the outside world with Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity and Lexus Enform with Safety Connect Selective Service Internet Access, ensuring that you can get help or answers for anything, from the trivial to the life-saving. Plus, the RC350 comes with HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter.

Pricing

Starting at $43,715 MSRP

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