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2018 Lexus IS 350
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,734
17 listings nationwide

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2018 Lexus RC 350
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$43,298
6 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Lexus IS 350
AWD
Michael Perkins Preview:

As sporty as it looks, the IS 350 has always been more cruiser than crusher. And while that’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s hard to argue with a bit more power and performance. For...

2018 Lexus RC 350
AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Lexus RC 350 is a compact luxury sports coupe, serving as the two-door counterpart to the Lexus IS 350. It enters 2018 with a few new options. The exterior appearance is the same ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Lexus IS 350
AWD
20
Kevin writes:
The Infiniti Q 50 edges out its a competition in specific areas for me; especially the interior, safety and c...
15
GuruXYRFZ writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2018 INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400 RWD better.
"More plush. "
Value Ranked 2018 INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400 RWD better.
"Much faster for the amount of money and zero maintenance fees."
2018 Lexus RC 350
AWD
10
GuruP44NW writes:
Smooth fast comfortable
20
GuruT6HD2 writes:
Handling Ranked 2019 BMW 2 Series M240i xDrive Coupe AWD better.
"Corners better, more power and never felt like the car was getting away from me!"

Specs

2018 Lexus IS 350
AWD
2018 Lexus RC 350
AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.4 gal 17.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
311 hp @ 6,400 RPM
311 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.8:1
11.8:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.27 in
3.7 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 44.8 in 45.4 in
Back Legroom 32.2 in 27.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 10.8 cu ft 10.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload 825 lbs 700 lbs
Exterior
Length 184.3 in 184.8 in
Width 79.8 in 81.5 in
Height 56.3 in 55.1 in
Wheelbase 110.2 in 107.5 in

Available Options

2018 Lexus IS 350
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Obsidian
  • Redline
  • Silver Lining Metallic
  • Ultra White
  • Ultrasonic Blue Mica

Option Packages

  • Navigation System
  • Navigation System with Mark Levinson Audio System
  • F Sport Package
  • F Sport Package with Comfort Package
  • Comfort Package
  • Premium Paint
  • Intuitive Park Assist
2018 Lexus RC 350
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Infrared
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Obsidian
  • Silver Lining Metallic
  • Special Color - Infrared or Ultrasonic Blue Mica

Option Packages

  • Navigation System with Mark Levinson Premium Audio
  • Black Line Special Edition with All Season Tires
  • Luxury Package
  • Navigation System Package
  • F Sport Performance Exhaust System
  • Front & Rear Intuitive Parking Assist
  • Premium Package
  • Premium Triple-Beam Led Headlamps
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Moonroof with Power Tilt/Slide
  • Wheels: 19" X 8" Aluminum Alloy

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