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Lexus IS
2019 Lexus IS
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$38,560
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7.6
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Lexus RC
2019 Lexus RC
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$41,145
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8.4
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Lexus RC F
2020 Lexus RC F
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$64,900
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8.3
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
5.0-liter V8 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 16 MPG
Hwy: 24 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Trunk Volume
10.8 ft³
Trunk Volume
10.4 ft³
Trunk Volume
10.1 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
5.0-liter V8 Gas
Horsepower
241 hp @ 5800 rpm
241 hp @ 5800 rpm
472 hp @ 7100 rpm
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm
395 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
34.2 ft
34.2 ft
35.4 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
18" x 8"
18" x 8"
19" x 9"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8.5"
18" x 8"
19" x 10"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/40YR18
P235/45VR18
P255/35YR19
Rear Tire
P255/35YR18
P235/45VR18
P275/35YR19
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
24 MPG
19 MPG
City
21 MPG
21 MPG
16 MPG
Highway
30 MPG
30 MPG
24 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 Tons/yr
N/A
9.3 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
17.4 gallons
17.4 gallons
Cruising Range City
365.4 miles
365.4 miles
278.4 miles
Cruising Range Highway
522 miles
522 miles
417.6 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
184.3 in
184.8 in
185.2 in
Height
56.3 in
54.9 in
54.7 in
Max Width
71.3 in
72.4 in
72.6 in
Front Width
60.4 in
62.2 in
61.2 in
Rear Width
61 in
63 in
61.4 in
Wheelbase
110.2 in
107.5 in
107.5 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
5.3 in
5.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
4 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
44.8 in
45.4 in
45.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.2 in
39 in
37.8 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.9 in
54.7 in
50.7 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.3 in
53.9 in
53.9 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
32.2 in
27.3 in
27.3 in
Rear Seat Headroom
36.9 in
34.8 in
35 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.4 in
50.8 in
46.1 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
54 in
44.9 in
47.8 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,583 lbs
3,737 lbs
3,902 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
10.8 ft³
10.4 ft³
10.1 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Liquid Platinum
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Obsidian
  • Redline
  • Ultra White
  • Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0
  • Atomic Silver
  • Blue Vortex Metallic
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Infrared
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Obsidian
  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Flare Yellow
  • Infrared
  • Ultra White
  • Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, F SPORT NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Chateau, F SPORT NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Rioja Red, F SPORT NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Black, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Glazed Caramel, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Playa, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Black w/Black Carbon, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black w/Silver Fiber, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black w/Silver Fiber, NuLuxe Interior Seat Trim
  • Circuit Red w/Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Circuit Red w/Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • White w/Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • White w/Black, Leather Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Optional
Standard
Optional
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Standard
Optional
Optional
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Optional
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Seat Memory
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Optional
Optional
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Optional
Optional
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Optional
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
Maintenance
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles