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2022 Lexus RC 350 review

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Pros

  • Elegant craftsmanship
  • Fun Sport F trim option
  • All-wheel drive available

Cons

  • Small trunk space
  • Cramped backseat
  • Clunky infotainment system

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 26 highway, 22 combined

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Well-appointed sports coupe

As you shop around for your next head-turning, two-door sports car, glance at the 2022 Lexus RC 350. This curvy beauty features sharp exterior styling and a modern, upscale interior. But, don't let the looks fool you. This cozy ride can become a daily driver for singles, couples, those expecting a baby, or pet parents. There's a backseat and even a small trunk to stow away a few pieces of luggage or your gym bag.

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What is new for the 2022 Lexus RC 350?

  • Automated Parking features are now available as options on select trims.

2022 Lexus RC 350 trims

Curious how Lexus RC 350 trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

Base:

  • 311-hp, 280-lb-ft of torque 3.5L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Power Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Rear View Camera
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Lane Departure Warning
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F-Sport:

5 reasons to buy the 2022 Lexus RC 350

1. Robust engine 

The 2022 Lexus RC 350 comes in two trim options: Base and F Sport. Both feature a powerful 3.5L V6 with 311 hp that accelerates and takes curvy roads with ease. This engine pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Consider a model fitted with optional all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission (available on both trims) if you need extra traction on wet or gravel roads. 

2. Modern technology 

As expected, this luxury coupe comes loaded with tons of convenient and exciting tech. Inside the 2022 Lexus RC 350 Base trim you'll enjoy keyless entry, push-button start, power-adjustable front seats (they're also heated on all-wheel-drive models), a seven-inch infotainment screen, a 10-speaker sound system and integrations for Android Auto, Apple CarPlay®, and Amazon Alexa connectivity. Choose the F Sport and you'll also enjoy rain-sensing windshield wipers and a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel. If you pick a trim with the Navigation package, you gain a navigation system and a 17-speaker premium sound system. 

3. Helpful driving features 

Driving just got simpler with the handy driver aids you'll discover on the 2022 Lexus RC 350. Standard features on both trims include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert when backing up or changing lanes, a forward collision alert and mitigation system that applies the brakes for you, adaptive cruise control to maintain proper distance between you and the car in front of you, and a lane departure warning that also helps steer you back into your lane when a turn signal isn't engaged. 

4. Enhancement packages 

If you have your eye on the 2022 Lexus RC 350 Base trim but feel like you want more, look for a model outfitted with one of the standalone options or packages. For example, a moonroof, heated steering wheel (on all-wheel-drive models), and parking sensors are optional individual upgrades. There's also a helpful all-weather package featuring a windshield wiper de-icer, a rapid cabin heater, and headlight washers if you live in a cold climate.  

5. Comfortable to drive 

With little to no wind or road noise, it's easy to cruise in the 2022 Lexus RC 350. With a V6 under the hood, acceleration happens quickly (zero to 60 in 5.8 seconds) when merging onto the highway. Around town, the 2022 Lexus RC 350 takes curves and corners like a champ. This coupe isn't the fastest in its class, but it sure offers a fun-yet-cozy way to run errands, drive to work, or take the pup to the dog park for the afternoon. 

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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
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • 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)
  • Automated Parking
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Mark Levinson Sound
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

3.5L

Horsepower

311

Torque (ft-lbs)

280

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

17.4

Wheelbase

107.5"

Overall length

185"

Width

72.4"

Height

54.9"

Leg room

F 45.4"/R 27.3"

Head room

F 39"/R 34.8"

Front tires

P235/45VR18

Rear tires

P235/45VR18

Seating capacity

4

Transmission

Automatic

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