2015 Lexus RC 350 Starts at $43,715


When the Lexus RC 350 goes on sale this fall, the 306-horsepower V-6, rear-wheel-drive coupe will start at $43,715 with destination charge. Variants in addition to the standard RC 350 include an all-wheel drive RC 350 at $42,950, plus the higher-performance 467-hp V-8 RC F (above) that's rear-wheel-drive only and starts at $63,225.

Related: 2015 Lexus RC First Drive

RC pricing comes in competitively with two of the most notable coupes in the business: the BMW M4 ($65,150) and BMW 435i ($47,050), formerly known as the M3 and 335i coupes. A new Cadillac ATS coupe joins the field with a starting price of $38,990. The RC is an all-new coupe for Lexus not derived from any one of its sedans, but rather a hodgepodge of Lexus models as underpinnings are shared with the new Lexus GS and IS sedans as well as the Lexus IS convertible.

The RC 350's entry-level price pairs the 306-hp V-6 with an eight-speed automatic transmission in rear-wheel-drive models and a six-speed automatic with all-wheel drive. The inside includes Lexus' standard NuLuxe imitation leather seating — genuine leather is optional — aluminum and wood trim; drive mode selector with Normal, Sport S and Eco choices; dual USB/iPod inputs; Bluetooth streaming audio; voice recognition; Siri Eyes Free; and a 7-inch multimedia screen. Navigation is $1,530 and can pair with a Mark Levinson audio system for $2,610, while a moonroof is $1,100.

Available packages on the RC 350 include the following:

  • F Sport Package ($5,085 rear-wheel drive/$4,680 all-wheel drive): Adaptive suspension, rear-wheel steering (rear-wheel drive only), 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, Lexus LFA-inspired gauges, heated/ventilated seats
  • Premium Package ($1,240 rear-wheel drive/$800 all-wheel drive): Heated/ventilated front seats, blind spot monitoring
  • Luxury Package ($4,885 rear-wheel drive/$4,460 all-wheel drive): Perforated leather interior, heated/ventilated seats, rain-sensing wipers, driver memory seat, blind spot monitoring
  • All-Weather Package (all-wheel-drive only $220): Headlight washers, windshield-wiper deicer, high-intensity interior heater

If an F Sport RC 350 isn't enough performance to get your juices flowing, enter the 467-hp V-8 RC F. For $63,225, the RC F wears more aerodynamic enhancements, sits on wider wheels and tires, and has a 70 percent new suspension compared to the RC with unique springs, dampers, bushings and sway bars.

Notable RC F packages and optional equipment include:

  • Premium Package ($4,400): Heated front seats with memory, carbon fiber interior trim, blind spot monitoring, LED headlights and intuitive park assist
  • Performance Package ($5,500, requires Premium Package): Carbon fiber roof, carbon rear wing, torque-vectoring rear differential
  • All-Weather Package ($280): Headlight washers, heated steering wheel
  • Navigation ($1,760)
  • Navigation with Mark Levinson stereo ($2,840)
  • Moonroof ($1,100)
  • Leather seats ($800)
  • Precollision system with dynamic radar cruise control ($500)

Cars.com photo by Stephen Pham

By Joe Bruzek | September 4, 2014 | Comments (4)



Interesting they're not offering the RC with the new turbocharged 4-banger in the NX. Lexus could a lot more of these. Maybe in a few years after they see the sales numbers...


Nice, I'm interested now... I wonder if the IS convertible will change to the RC models.

And I don't see it on the list, but is backup camera going to be standard?


Uh, has anyone noticed they made the front end even worse?!?


I test drove the RC yesterday. Nice interior, but my 2004 TL has more pickup than the RC in the standard auto transmission. You'd have to drive the RC using the paddles in a standard mode to take full advantage of the 300 plus horses.

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