2019 Lexus RC vs. Its Competition

2019 Lexus RC

The RC faces a tough set of established German and Japanese rivals from the long-running BMW 4-Series (previously 3-Series coupe) to the sleek and stylish Infiniti Q60.

The 4-Series remains the benchmark for its sleek styling and athleticism, but a new model is around the corner.

Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class Coupe is a sultry, more luxurious take on the compact luxury coupe, while Audi’s A5 represents the segment’s tech-heavy entry.

2019 Lexus RC2019 Lexus RC
#13 in Coupes
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2019 Audi A52019 Audi A5
#9 in Coupes
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2019 BMW 4-Series2019 BMW 4-Series
#11 in Coupes
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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (C43 Coupe)2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class
#5 in Coupes
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2018 Infiniti Q602018 INFINITI Q60
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Quick Specs
6.4
The 2019 Lexus RC does both comfort and excitement well enough to take on the Germans.
6.8
The 2019 Audi A5 is a coupe, convertible, or Sportback with verve and impressive standard features.
6.6
The 2019 BMW 4-Series distills our favorite parts from the related 3-Series and packages them in a better shape.
7.0
Pricey and on the slighter side of mid-size, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class drops a beautiful cockpit, huge dollops of safety, and effortless AMG brilliance into the sport-sedan mix.
7.2
The 2018 Infiniti Q60 is a luxury coupe with a knockout one-two: devastating shape and savage performance in top trims.
MSRP From    
$41,145$44,200$44,600$41,400$39,950
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Subcompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name    
RC 300 RWDPremium 45 TFSI quattro430i Gran CoupeC 300 Sedan2.0t PURE RWD
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
44554
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Coupequattro CoupeHatchbackSedanCoupe
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2019 Lexus RC vs. 2019 Audi A52019 Lexus RC vs. 2019 BMW 4-Series2019 Lexus RC vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class2019 Lexus RC vs. 2018 INFINITI Q60