The Lexus coupe is a classic on the streets of Los Angeles, with its signature spindle grille, sleek two-door body, and growling engine that commands attention. In the 2018 Lexus RC 300, you’ll find all this and more.
It hasn’t hit our showroom floors yet, but you can reserve your model today by calling or visiting us at our convenient El Monte location. First, check out our sneak peek to get all the details:
Performance and Mechanical
The 2018 Lexus RC 300 RWD has a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission, making 241 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque. The RC 300 AWD has a 3.5-liter V6 with a 6-speed automatic transmission that produces 260 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. Both models come standard with Drive Mode Select, paddle shifters, and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management System.
The F Sport packaged adds F Sport-tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension with Sport S+ and Custom Drive Modes, two-piece front brake rotors with high-friction brake pads and black calipers (RWD only), LFA-inspired instrumentation, and active sound control. The package also includes a range of interior and exterior styling options, including F Sport seating, perforated leather details, and stainless-steel door sills. The RC F Sport RWD also comes with the option for orange brake calipers and a Torsen limited-slip rear differential.
Comfort and Convenience
The Lexus RC is a sport coupe that puts drivability at the forefront without compromising comfort. All trims come standard with dual-zone climate control with interior air filter and smog sensor, NuLuxe interior trim, heated front seats (AWD), power-adjustable front seats, and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat for added cargo room. The coupe also comes standard with Lexus Display Audio with Scout GPS Link navigation, 10-speaker Premium Sound System, Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0-, and subscription-free traffic and weather. You can also add a power moonroof as an individual option.
Available features on the RC 300 include heated and ventilated front seats, perforated leather interior trim, rain-sensing wipers, a heated steering wheel, Navigation System with DVD/CD player, Dynamic Voice Command, Remote Touchpad controls, and Lexus Enform Destination Assist. Audiophiles will love the Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System with 17 speakers, subwoofer, class-D amplifier, Clari-Fi audio processing, and 7.1 channel surround sound.
Safety and Technology
Driving in Los Angeles is a test of patience for many drivers, which is why L.A. loves Lexus. Many Lexus models – including the RC – come standard with the Lexus Safety System+, a suite of driver assistance technology aimed at preventing collisions and accidents. Additionally, all models have a backup camera, Siri Eyes Free, voice command, and Bluetooth to keep you focused on the road. A Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, Intuitive Parking Assist, and premium triple-beam LED headlamps are also available.
Starting at $40,640 MSRP