When comparing the Lexus GS 350's and the Lexus RC 350's specifications and ratings, the Lexus GS 350 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, reliability, interior volume and overall quality score. The Lexus RC 350 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and resale value. The Lexus GS 350 and Lexus RC 350 have the same base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Lexus GS 350's and the Lexus RC 350's specifications and ratings, the Lexus GS 350 is a better car than the Lexus RC 350.
Lexus GS 350 vs. Lexus RC 350 Pricing
A used 2020 Lexus GS 350 ranges from $36,423 to $46,989 while a used 2020 Lexus RC 350 is priced between $36,755 to $47,883.
Lexus GS 350 vs. Lexus RC 350 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Lexus GS 350 loses 45.5 percent of its value and the Lexus RC 350 loses 32.3 percent of its value. This means the Lexus RC 350 retains 13.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Lexus GS 350.
Lexus GS 350 vs. Lexus RC 350 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lexus GS 350 is 8.8 out of 10 while the Lexus RC 350's quality rating is 7.7 out of 10. This results in the Lexus GS 350 being ranked 4 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars and the Lexus RC 350 being ranked 14 out of 33 Best Luxury Coupes.
Lexus GS 350 vs. Lexus RC 350 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Lexus GS 350 is 9.0 out of 10. For the Lexus RC 350 the reliability rating is 6.0 out of 10. This gives the Lexus GS 350 a substantial advantage in reliability compared to the Lexus RC 350.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the base engine of both the Lexus GS 350 and the Lexus RC 350 makes 311 horsepower. The GS 350 is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 452 miles. The RC 350 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 487 miles. This gives the Lexus RC 350 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Lexus GS 350. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Lexus GS 350, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Lexus RC 350, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and front leg room.