2020 Lexus RC vs. Its Competition

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Luxury and sport coupes are an endangered species, but we applaud those buyers who skip SUVs in favor of something a little more personal.

The BMW 4-Series is up for replacement soon, so discounts on the outgoing model should be readily available.

Our choice in this segment is probably the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which blends voluptuous styling with impressive performance in most configurations.

The Infiniti Q60 can be had with plenty of punch, though its interface can be distracting.

Audi updated its svelte A5 coupe for 2020, making it run neck-and-neck with the C-Class for our favor.

Don’t skip over the Ford Mustang.

It may be a little rough around some edges, but it provides convincing world-class performance with a price tag far below its luxury competitors.

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition2020 Lexus RC
#18 in Coupes
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2020 BMW 4-Series 430i xDrive Convertible Angular Front Exterior View2020 BMW 4-Series
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2020 Ford Mustang GT Grabber Lime Green2020 Ford Mustang
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2019 Audi A52019 Audi A5
#11 in Coupes
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2019 Infiniti Q602019 INFINITI Q60Get Your Price2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (C43 Coupe)2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class
#7 in Coupes
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Quick Specs
6.2
The 2020 Lexus RC is a stylish, sporty coupe that makes a worthwhile rival to German stalwarts.
6.8
The 2019 Audi A5 is a coupe, convertible, or Sportback with verve and impressive standard features.
6.2
The 2019 Infiniti Q60 is a beautiful luxury coupe that’s an alternative to staid competitors.
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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.
MSRP From     
$64,750$44,750$26,670$44,200$40,850$41,400
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Subcompact CarsCompact CarsSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
RC F RWD430i Gran CoupeEcoBoost FastbackPremium Plus 45 TFSI quattro3.0t PURE RWDC 300 Sedan
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
454445
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
CoupeHatchbackFastbackquattro CoupeCoupeSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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