The RC measures up with the likes of the BMW 4-Series, Audi A5, and upcoming 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe.
It'll be a tough competitive set right from the star, but the RC fares considerably better than the former IS-C.
The 4-Series is a 3-Series coupe in all but name; in M4 trim, it's a fantastic track machine.
The Audi A5 is now the old one in the bunch—although its interior appointments are still the benchmark in this group.
The 2015 Cadillac ATS is an especially formidable, sporty rival to the RC, with an edgier personality in base versions.
Finally the Mercedes C-Class Coupe carries over in its former body style for another year.
It's a good alternative to base RC models, but the newest AMG versions are yet to come.
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|2015 Lexus RCBrowse Used Listings||2015 Audi A5Browse Used Listings||2015 BMW 4-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2015 Cadillac ATSBrowse Used Listings||2015 Mercedes-Benz C ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Gas I4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Subcompact Cars||Subcompact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact||Compact Cars|
|2-Door Coupe RWD||2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige||4-Door Sedan 428i RWD Gran Coupe||4-Door Sedan 2.5L Standard RWD||4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|
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|2015 Lexus RC vs. 2015 Audi A5||2015 Lexus RC vs. 2015 BMW 4-Series||2015 Lexus RC vs. 2015 Cadillac ATS||2015 Lexus RC vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class|