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Lexus RC 300 vs. Lexus RC F

When comparing the Lexus RC 300 to the Lexus RC F, the Lexus RC 300 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, interior volume and overall quality score. The Lexus RC F has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Lexus RC 300 versus the Lexus RC F, the Lexus RC 300 is a better car than the Lexus RC F.

Lexus RC 300 versus Lexus RC F Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Lexus RC 300 ranges from $34,000 to $44,587 while a used Lexus RC F from the same model year range is priced between $54,200 to $70,303. For a new model, the Lexus RC 300's price is between $45,804 and $54,864, with the Lexus RC F priced between $74,492 and $107,381.

Lexus RC 300 versus Lexus RC F Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lexus RC 300 is 8.2 out of 10 while the Lexus RC F's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Lexus RC 300 being ranked 13 out of 39 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Lexus RC F being ranked 10 out of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Lexus RC 300’s base engine makes 241 horsepower, and the Lexus RC F base engine makes 472 horsepower. The RC 300 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 539 miles. The RC F is rated to deliver an average of 19 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 418 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Lexus RC 300, a compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Lexus RC F, a sports car, has the advantage in the area of rear head room. The Lexus RC 300 and Lexus RC F are comparable in regards to front leg room and rear leg room.

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2022 Lexus RC 300

2022 Lexus RC F

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$45,804 - $54,864

Used Asking Price:

$34,000 - $44,587

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

32.6%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$74,492 - $107,381

Used Asking Price:

$54,200 - $70,303

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

32.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.2 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

9.4 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

7.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

13 / 39
16 / 39

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 40
15 / 40

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Coupe

Available Body Styles

Coupe

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

F SPORT, Base

Trim Levels

Fuji Speedway Edition, Base

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

241 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1650 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.064 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

472 hp @ 7100 rpm

Torque:

395 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.121 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

21 / 31 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

365 / 539 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

16 / 24 / 19

Range (city/hwy):

278 / 418 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39 inches

Front Leg Room:

45.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

34.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

27.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

50.8 inches

Cargo Space:

10.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

83.8 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

45.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

50.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

35 inches

Rear Leg Room:

27.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

46.1 inches

Cargo Space:

10.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

79.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3737 lbs

Width:

80.6 inches

Height:

54.9 inches

Length:

185 inches

Wheelbase:

107.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3902 lbs

Width:

80.7 inches

Height:

54.7 inches

Length:

185.4 inches

Wheelbase:

107.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 9.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

255/35R19