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.

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2020 BMW 4-Series2020 BMW 4-Series
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2020 Ford Mustang 2.3 High Performance Package2020 Ford MustangGet Your Price2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Quick Specs
6.0
The 2020 Lexus RC is a stylish, sporty coupe that makes a worthwhile rival to German stalwarts.
6.7
The 2020 Audi A5 is a stylish companion to the automaker’s staid A4, and it’s a hoot to drive.
6.4
The 2020 BMW 4-Series gets the vintage formula correct with good power in a compact shape.
6.2
The 2020 Ford Mustang has natural agility, but new choices bring performance to every price point.
7.3
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is as gorgeous inside as it is outside, and it has moves to match.
MSRP From    
$41,295$42,900$44,750$26,670$41,400
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 35 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 CarsSubcompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name    
RC 300 RWDPremium 2.0 TFSI quattro430i Gran CoupeEcoBoost FastbackC 300 Sedan
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveAll WheelRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
44545
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Coupequattro CabrioletHatchbackFastbackSedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Lexus RC vs. 2020 Audi A52020 Lexus RC vs. 2020 BMW 4-Series2020 Lexus RC vs. 2020 Ford Mustang2020 Lexus RC vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class