2017 Lexus RC350 – Release Date, Review and Specs

2017 Lexus RC350 Review

With its V6’ engine smooth power, precise steering in standard form, impeccable interior craftsmanship, serene and sophisticated ride quality, and tons of standard features, the new 2017 Lexus RC350continues to distill the brand’s traditional refinement into a sporty two-door package. The 2017 RC350 release date should be expected sometime in early 2017. 

2017 Lexus RC350 side view, blue color, alloy wheels

Two more engines are provided for the new model that enable it flesh out its presence in terms of performance. The four-cylinder engine is offered with a rear-wheel drive and an option of an AWD and is able to churn out a decent 241 hp, and 255 hp for the V6 RC350.

2017 Lexus RC350 rear view, silver color, taillights and tailpipe

EPA also says the fuel economy for the four-cylinder stands at 26 mpg – an average rating in the segment. You could get better offers from other vehicles in the segment such as the Audi A4/S5 or the Cadillac ATS Coupe.

2017 Lexus RC350 front angle, headlights and grille

Based on the Lexus IS sedan, the RC350 offers an adventurous stylish exterior design. The fascias also receive some mild changes, the headlights and taillights in particular have been re-tweaked and are now bolder than before.

2017 Lexus RC350 side view, black color, alloy wheels and headlights

The lovely cabin carries over from the previous model, and only receives subtle changes that add to an already appealing technologies and premium materials. It offers a terrifically comfortable yet well-bolstered seats and is replete with high-quality materials. Also the stiff structure enables it achieve an impressive ride quality that enable it glides over bumps with the result being a comfortable ride quality.

2017 Lexus RC350 exterior, rear view, taillights

Nonetheless, there are several rivals nipping at its heels. They include the BMW 4 Series, the Cadillac ATS Coupe, and the stylish and well-equipped Audi S5 and Audi A5.

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2017 Lexus RC350 – Available Trims

2017 Lexus RC350 exterior, front view, blue color, headlights

Three models are offered for the 2017 Lexus RC350: RC 300, RC 200t, and the RC 350.

Exterior Redesign & 2017 Lexus RC350 Interior Review

Standard equipment offered for the include keyless ignition and entry, LED headlights, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, heated side mirrors, a rearview camera, a rear folding 60/40-split seat, an eight-way power passenger seat, LED taillights, 18” wheels, automatic dual-zone climate control, selectable drive modes, aluminum and wood interior trimmings, heated and ventilated front seats, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and a rearview auto-diming mirror.

2017 Lexus RC350 interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob

Equipment offered inside include a satellite radio, an auxiliary audio input, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a ten-speaker sound system, additional USB ports, smartphone app connectivity, voice controls, and Lexus Enform Service Connect.

2017 Lexus RC350 side view, red color, alloy wheels

Options provided here include a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, auto-dimming side mirrors, headlight washers, an electric cabin heater, perforated leather upholstery, automatic wipers, blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alerts, and ventilated and heated front seats.

2017 Lexus RC350 interior, leather front seats

The F-Sport package offers an unique front fascia, sport-tuned suspension dampers, driver memory settings, perforated leather upholstery, upgraded front brake pads, nineteen-inch wheels, unique front fascia, a special instrument cluster, , and sport front seats.

2017 Lexus RC350 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Standalone options include front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, LED foglights, a limited-slip differential, variable-ratio steering, and a power sunroof. More of these options will be offered on its release date.

2017 Lexus RC350 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation for the 2017 Lexus RC350 is offered for the four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L engine good for 241 hp and 258 lbs. ft. of torque. It comes hooked to a standard rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission system.

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EPA says we should expect the fuel economy to stand at 22/32/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Generating 255 horsepower- and 236 pounds-ft. of torque is the 3.5L V6 engine offered under the hood of the RC 300. A six-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive are hooked to this mill. EPA projections for this powertrain stand at 19/26/21 mpg.

2017 Lexus RC350 engine

Opting for the RC 350 gets you a 3.5L V6 engine gets you an all-wheel drive system and an eight-speed transmission system. Here, the output stands at 306 horsepower and 277 pounds-ft. of torque. Fuel economy according to EPA is rated at 19/28/22 mpg with the rear-wheel drive, and 19/26/21 mpg with the all-wheel drive system.

Zipping from 0-60 mph with the rear-wheel drive RC 350 F Sport only takes 5.9 seconds, and a respectable fuel economy of 24 mpg in real-world driving on various evaluation loops.


Wheelbase: 107.5 in
Length: 184.8 in
Width: 72.4 in
Passenger volume: 82,0 cu ft
Cargo volume: 10,4 cu ft
Curb weight: 3748 lbs
Top Speed: 146 mph
0-60: 5,7 sec
MPG: 19/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Atomic Silver, Eminent White Pearl, Infrared, Molten Pearl, Nebula Gray Pearl, Obsidian, Silver Lining Metallic, Ultra White and Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 Lexus RC350 Release Date & Price

2017 Lexus RC350 Release date

The Lexus RC 350 price starts from an MSRP of $42,780. When will it go for sale? Expect the vehicle sometime in early 2017.

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2017 Lexus RC350 front view, headlights and grille

2017 Lexus RC350 side view, orange color, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Lexus RC350 exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Lexus RC350 exterior, side view, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Lexus RC350 front view, silver color, grille

2017 Lexus RC350 exterior, grille, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Lexus RC350 rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Lexus RC350 trunk

2017 Lexus RC350 interior, trunk

2017 Lexus RC350 interior, dashboard, lcd screen

2017 Lexus RC350 interior, leather rear seats