2019 Lexus RC Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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The world of luxury coupes has received some serious competition with the introduction of the 2019 Lexus RC. This high performance, comfortable and advanced offering from Lexus offers everything a driver could want in a beautifully crafted package. With acceleration that can rival the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz, the Lexus RC is a force to be reckoned with.
What's New for 2019?
For the 2019 model year, the Lexus RC has received a number of upgrades and new options on the exterior, interior and mechanical areas. Staring with the exterior, the RC receives an upgraded grille, front & rear fascia, headlamps, taillamps, and rear logo placement.
On the interior, the 2019 Lexus RC receives an upgrade analog clock, Start/stop button and air conditioning register. Also now available for the RC is Amazon Alexa capability and Apple Car play.
In addition to upgrades to the interior and the exterior, there are also a number of changes to the mechanical features. For the 2019 model year, the RC receives revised shock absorbers and springs. There is also a recalibrated Electronic Power Steering to provide a more responsive driving experience.
Finally, the RC receives a number of color changes. On the exterior, the RC receives a new Blue Vortex Metallic paint option. On the interior, the RC receives the following new colors - Circuit Red, White and Black with Yellow Accents.
The 2019 Lexus RC is powered by a standard 2.0 turbocharged inline-4 engine that provides up to 241 horsepower. This engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and an estimated highway fuel rating of 30 miles per gallon. There is also an optional 3.5-liter V-6 engine that provides up to 311 horsepower and a 0 to 60 performance time of 5.8 seconds.
Trims & Features
The 2019 Lexus RC is available in two major trims. The first trim is the RC 300 that is available in both front wheel and all-wheel drive. There is also the more powerful 350 RC trim available in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. Both trims are also available with F-Sport variants that provide a sportier appearance.
The RC 300 offers a number of exterior standard equipment including 18-inch alloy tires, Bi-LED headlights, and Daytime running lights. on the interior, the RC 300 offers a number of standard luxury and technology features including drive mode select, dual zone climate control and an 8-way power adjusted driver's seat.
The RC 350 comes with many of the standard features found on the RC 300. Additional standard features found on the RC 350 include a 10 speaker premium sound system, Lexus Voice Command, and leather seating.
For those looking for a more sporty look, the F-Sport variants offer a number of appearance and performance equipment. Highlights of features standard on the F-Sport include bolstered front seats, F Sport suspension tuning and 19-inch alloy, five-spoke wheels. In all, there are about 14 additional standard features found on the F-Sport.
Finally, the RC offers a number of passive and advanced standard features. Every RC model comes with the Lexus Safety System Plus. This system offers a suite of safety features including High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure System and Intelligent High-Beams.
Packages & Options
To further individualize this Lexus performance coupe, the RC offers a number of packages and options. For the 2019 model year, the RC offers four packages including the Premium Package that offers a number of luxury features on the standard model RC.
Also available is the Navigation Package that comes with a 10.3 multimedia infotainment screen and Dynamic Voice Command. For those who want premium audio, there is the Navigation with Mark Levinson Audio Package. Finally, the All-Weather Package provides essential equipment to allow the RC to thrive year round.
The RC offers a number of individual options including safety features such as Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Intuitive Parking Assist, and Blind Spot Monitor. Those who want enhanced luxury features can opt for the available Power Moonroof, Triple Beam LED Headlamps and heated steering wheels.
Finally, the RC offers a number of performance-oriented individual options. There is the TORSEN® limited-slip rear differential available on the F Sport Rear-Wheel Drive model. Also available for the F Sport Rear-Wheel Drive models are orange brake calipers and Lexus dynamic handling.
The 2019 Lexus RC is designed for the driver who wants to conquer the road in style without pretension. With two available trims, the RC offers spirited performance as well as high-speed performance. Overall, the 2019 Lexus RC is designed to put other luxury performance coupes on notice.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Lexus RC invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Lexus RC MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.