2022 Lexus RC

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Even amidst the crossover and SUV craze, for many people there’s no substitute for the fun and thrills of a fastback coupe. With nimble handling and sharp good looks, this automotive type has maintained a niche where style, performance, and pure driving enjoyment are the priority. One of the slickest this segment has to offer is the 2022 Lexus RC. In addition to delivering the requisite heart-thumping power that’s cherished in this class, it also shows off an assortment of cutting-edge amenities that give it an edge over some of its more performance-centric rivals.

Trims and Performance

The 2022 Lexus RC is a performance-oriented two-door offered in a quartet of trim levels: 300, 300 F Sport, 350, and 350 F Sport. With rear-wheel drive, the 300 and 300 F Sport get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine making 241 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. If all-wheel drive is ordered, there’s an automatic upgrade to a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 260 hp and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. The 350 versions also come with a 3.5-liter V6, but it produces 311 hp and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is supplied in the RWD models, while the AWD ones are given a six-speed.

According to the EPA’s official estimates, the RWD 300 and 300 F Sport achieve 21 mpg in city driving and 31 mpg on the highway; this changes to 19 city/26 highway with AWD. The AWD 350s also return 19 city/26 highway, but with RWD they achieve 20 city/28 highway.

Amenities According to Trim Level

The base-level 300 is well stocked with LED headlights and taillights, proximity entry with push-button ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a color multi-information display, perforated synthetic leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, power-adjustable front seats, two USB ports, and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback. The RC 350 gets the same standard features, but its engine is upgraded to the 311 hp 3.5-liter V6, as explained in the prior section.

The 300 F Sport flaunts a more aggressive figure and adds some track-inspired enhancements, like stronger brake pads, an adaptive variable suspension, aluminum pedals, sport bolstered front seats, a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, active noise control technology, G force and turbo boost displays, performance instrumentation with a sliding bezel, and a Sport+ drive mode. Not only that, but it also receives rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated and ventilated front seats, and position memory settings for the driver’s seat, side mirrors, and steering wheel. A limited-slip differential is available. Each trim also gets an infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, SiriusXM satellite radio, voice recognition, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 10-speaker sound system. The 350 F Sport is equipped the same, save for the engine upgrade to the 311 hp 3.5-liter V6.

Driver-Assist Features

All versions of the 2022 RC come with Lexus Safety System+, which contains a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, high-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intelligent high beams. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is standard as well, and active parking assist is available across the board.


Lexus offers a series of equipment-rich packages for the RC. The Premium Package (which is available for the 300 and 350) will add heated and ventilated front seats, position memory settings, heated and auto-dimming side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, and a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel. The All-Weather Package (offered for every trim) contains a windshield wiper de-icer, headlight washers, water-repellent front door glass, and a fast-response interior heater. For technology upgrades, there’s the basic Navigation Package, which adds navigation with a 10.3-inch touchscreen and dynamic voice recognition. The Mark Levinson Navigation Package gets those features along with a high-end 17-speaker Mark Levinson sound system and machined aluminum control knobs. A few standalone add-ons are offered as well. They include a heated steering wheel, a moonroof, premium triple-beam LED headlights, and dynamic rear steering (for the RWD 350 F Sport).