2015 Lexus RC 350 Road Test | Edmunds.com

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image2015 Lexus RC 350 Road Test | Edmunds.com

Edmunds conducts a road test of the 2015 Lexus RC 350 and 2015 Lexus RC F, two versions of an all-new luxury coupe that have the Germans in their sights.

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  • notfastnotfast Member Posts: 93

    Toyota is winning the war on ugly front-end styling. Those headlights...? Yuck.

  • jeffinohjeffinoh Member Posts: 156

    My first thought was- well, at least it's not orange! Then I paged thru the gallery. UGH!

  • greg128greg128 Member Posts: 507

    I would call this Lexus the exact opposite of "coordinated design" which is evident in the Jaguar F-Type Coupe.
    The latter exudes "Class" and the former has none.

  • richard_c0509richard_c0509 Member Posts: 1

    I agree as well. It's not very attractive. It's more along the lines of ugly.

  • themandarinthemandarin Member Posts: 436

    Nice Corolla coupe

  • kshankarkshankar Member Posts: 175

    The side view reminds me of a Honda Accord coupe.

  • dfelix70dfelix70 Member Posts: 143

    5.8 seconds to 60 with a 8-speed transmission? Pass.

  • mitt_zombie1mitt_zombie1 Member Posts: 32
    edited September 2014

    @themandarin said:
    Nice Corolla coupe

    The same way a Cadillac CTS is a "Nice Chevy Cavalier" .....

  • mitt_zombie1mitt_zombie1 Member Posts: 32

    @dfelix70 said:
    5.8 seconds to 60 with a 8-speed transmission? Pass.

    That would have been a supercar a few decades ago, how fast do you need to go?
    If you are having a mid life crisis then go for the Vette like most 65 year old bald guys do.

  • mitt_zombie1mitt_zombie1 Member Posts: 32

    Lots to love on the car, and lots to hate to depending on how you look at things.

    Is it an expensive Camry with a nice interior or a more reliable competitor to BMW and Mercedes with more standard features but a little less performance?

    You must be pretty jaded though to snear at a 5.8 0-60 time for a base engine,,, My 80's Trans am V8 big block with the screaming chicken took over 10 seconds to reach 60mph.. Most people will never need any more power and I don't want to be looking at a policeman's gun for driving over 100 like a saw some kid in a Honda was the other day....

  • brian125brian125 Member Posts: 5,243

    Another car hit with the big ugly stick.. This Lexus RC looks like the bride of Frankenstein.

    2016 BMW X-5 35i, 2012 MB ML350

  • dgcamerodgcamero Member Posts: 148
    I don't think it's very pretty from the outside, but the interior is quite unique and very attractive for the most part!
  • subatomicsubatomic Member Posts: 140
    "The all-new Lexus RC coupe is about the size of the Ford Mustang but without the adolescent fixation on running horses or 1960s muscle heritage." - Adolescent fixation? No need to insult the Mustang or its fan base. Drivers who are attracted to this car probably will not be considering a Mustang and drivers who are attracted to the Mustang probably will not be considering a Lexus RC. I'm sure each care has its merits and shortcomings.
  • wackfordwackford Member Posts: 41
    I think that this is a good effort on the part of Lexus. However, its competitors (Audi A5/S5, BMW 428/435) offer manual transmissions, which Lexus does not, which is unfortunate. I would probably go with a German because of this. Too bad, as I like this Lexus.
  • carreragt3carreragt3 Member Posts: 9
    I believe my 528i does 0-60 in 5.7 sec., and gets 33mpg hwy. Not sure why Lexus still fiddles with these poor non-turbos. With such poor mileage, it must not have direct injection. The car is smallish in size, yet crowds the price of the 5-series and the A6. I seriously don't understand what Lexus is doing right now. Yet they still sell cars. Perplexing...
  • boffboff Member Posts: 91
    The article takes a crap on Mustang for "adolescent" somethingorother, but the 2015 Mustang is the very picture of styling restraint next to this car.
  • cowichancowichan Member Posts: 5
    Had to laugh. "The quarter mile saunters by in 14.2 sec at 99mph. I remember my '69 Z28 which sauntered by in 14.85sec at 100mph.
  • emajoremajor Member Posts: 332
    "but without the adolescent fixation on running horses or 1960s muscle heritage"

    The styling on this car doesn't exactly say "maturity" either. A mustang in a tame color looks more tasteful and subdued than this.
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