The RC faces a tough competitive set, but it's far more capable of meeting the challenge than previous efforts from Lexus.
The benchmark-setting BMW 4-Series is sleek and athletic.
The Audi A5 is now the old one in the bunch—although its interior is still top notch.
The Cadillac ATS has an even edgier personality in base variants, and is a serious rival to the RC.
The Mercedes C-Class Coupe is a good alternative to base RC models, but can get pricier.
It's elegant, especially inside.
Infiniti's Q60 is a very stylish outlier, though without the performance pedigree of many of its rivals.
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|2017 Lexus RCBrowse Used Listings||2017 Audi A5Browse Used Listings||2017 BMW 4-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2017 Cadillac ATSBrowse Used Listings||2017 Mercedes-Benz C ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Subcompact Cars||Subcompact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars|
|RC Turbo F Sport RWD||2.0 TFSI Sport Manual||430i Gran Coupe SULEV||4-Door Sedan 2.0L RWD||C 300 Sedan with Sport Pkg|
|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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|2017 Lexus RC vs. 2017 Audi A5||2017 Lexus RC vs. 2017 BMW 4-Series||2017 Lexus RC vs. 2017 Cadillac ATS||2017 Lexus RC vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class|