2018 Lexus RC 350

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Lexus RC 350 highlights

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  • Robust engine
  • Beautiful interior and exterior styling
  • Tons of options and packages


  • Only one trim
  • Small backseat
  • No hybrid option

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 24 highway, 21 combined

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Powerful luxury coupe

Whether you're looking for an exciting weekend two-door coupe to impress friends and dates or a daily driver that turns heads at work, the 2018 Lexus RC 350 can perform. This beautifully sculpted sports car comes with a loaded cabin and ample modern tech. New for 2018, the V6 engine in the Lexus RC 350 gets an upgrade and several driver-assist features become standard. There's also an F Sport package and optional rear spoiler to transform this ride into a luxurious sports car.

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What is new for the 2018 Lexus RC 350?

  • The RC 350 is available in a new trim called the F-Sport.
  • RC 350 trims have been upgraded with Automated Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Warning, and Heated Steering Wheel as standard equipment this year.
  • Apple CarPlay features are now available as options on select trims.

2018 Lexus RC 350 trims

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  • 311-hp, 280-lb-ft of torque 3.5L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Power Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Lexus RC 350

1. A more robust engine 

Under the hood of the solo trim of the 2018 Lexus RC 350, you'll admire a 3.5L V6 cranking out 311 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. This engine pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. If you often drive on wet roads, consider a model with available all-wheel drive to gain more traction. All-wheel drive models pair with a six-speed automatic transmission. 

2. Helpful driving features 

In 2018, Lexus made many of its driver-assist features standard on the Lexus RC 350. If you spend hours behind the wheel each day or have a new teen driver at home, you'll gain peace of mind from these assists. There's adaptive cruise control to help keep a proper distance between your car and the driver in front of you, a forward collision/mitigation system, lane departure warnings, and a lane-keeping assist function. 

3. Modern technology 

Inside the cabin of the base 2018 Lexus RC 350, you'll enjoy dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats, heated seats (in all-wheel-drive models only), a seven-inch color display, a rearview camera, Bluetooth® connectivity, available satellite radio, and a 10-speaker sound system.

 Rides equipped with the Navigation package gain a larger 10.3-inch display screen and smartphone app integrations. Whether you're packing up for a weekend adventure, or doing the daily commute, you're sure to enjoy these many conveniences. 

4. Flashy F Sport package 

Although Lexus limits the RC 350 to one trim, it's enhanced with several standalone options and packages. Look for a 2018 Lexus RC 350 with the F Sport package that offers a specialized front fascia and grille, along with exterior F Sport badges. You'll also gain a sport-tuned suspension with custom drive modes, high-friction brake pads, a heated steering wheel (only on all-wheel-drive models), and a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel. 

5. Space for people and packages 

You might not immediately think about passenger space and cargo room in a sporty coupe, but the 2018 Lexus RC 350 offers flexibility if you want to use this car for a daily driver. There's seating for four. However, the backseats are narrow without much headroom, so they best suit children in car seats or small pets. The 2018 Lexus RC 350 also offers 10.4 cu-ft of trunk space to haul a folded stroller or the weekly grocery pick-up. 

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Lexus RC 350 features and specs

Base 2WD 2D Coupe

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Mark Levinson Sound
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Sunroof(s)

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Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 45.4"/R 27.3"

Head room

F 39"/R 34.8"

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