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2016 Lexus RC 200t

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2016 Base 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe
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Price:   -  From $39,995


After starting in 2015 with a single version of the new RC series coupe, Lexus is offering four varieties for 2016, including this base model. Instead of a V6, the RC 200t is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, borrowed from the IS 200t and bigger NX 200t. Priced below the other RC coupes, it becomes the “entry-level” edition.

What's New for 2016

Following up on the RC 350 coupe that debuted last year, the RC 200t joins the lineup for 2016 with a 2-liter turbo four and rear-wheel drive. Externally, the new RC 200t has the same sporty, assertive aura as its RC 350 and RC 300 companions, led by the “signature” Lexus spindle grille and L-shaped daytime running lights. Enthusiasts who buy an F Sport edition can specify a limited-slip differential coupled with performance dampers, as well as orange brake calipers.

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Choosing Your Lexus RC 200t

Like the more powerful RC 300 and RC 350 coupes, the RC 200t isn’t easily identified as a Lexus, apart from its familiar grille. Rather than a V6, the new RC 200t holds a turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. An RC 350, in contrast, is rated at 306 horsepower; the new RC 300, at 277 horsepower.

Every RC 200t has an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive, whereas the RC 300 comes only with all-wheel drive and the RC 350 is offered both ways. A Drive Mode Select system is standard. Fuel economy is estimated at 22 mpg in city driving and 32 mpg on the highway (26 mpg combined).

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Standard equipment is similar to that of the RC 300 and RC 350, including NuLuxe simulated leather seats. Five-spoke alloy wheels hold 18-inch tires. LED headlights and taillamps are standard, along with Bluetooth phone connectivity, a 60/40 split-folding back seat, front center armrest, backup monitor with grid lines, HomeLink garage door opener, and tilt/telescopic steering wheel. Lexus Enform Service Connect allows remote viewing of vehicle information. The 10-speaker, 256-watt audio system features a 7-inch display screen, HD and satellite radio, voice recognition, and compatibility with Apple Siri EyesFree.

Options include 19-inch wheels, a moonroof, navigation system, heated/ventilated front seats, front/rear park assist, and a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system. Luxury, Premium, and All-Weather option packages are available.

For safety's sake, you can add a pre-collision braking system with radar-based adaptive cruise control, and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.

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F Sport

For those who seek more aggressive styling, the performance-oriented F Sport package comes with unique 19-inch wheels, LFA-inspired instruments, high-performance brakes, heated/ventilated front seats, aluminum pedals, blind-spot monitor, and specially-tuned F Sport suspension. An RC 200t F Sport provides some of the benefits of an RC F model, but priced almost $23,000 lower.

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As the lowest-priced member of the RC coupe family, the RC 200t delivers the same sporty demeanor as its V6-powered cousins, as well as similar road behavior. The price differentials between the three versions aren’t huge, but a spirited turbo coupe can provide just as much driving pleasure as a comparable V6 model, if not more. Of course, enthusiasts with $63,000 or so lying around loose could opt for that track-ready, V8-powered RC F.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 241 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Standard: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 32 / 27 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 241 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 32 / 27 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel / Compact
Fuel Tank
17.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
10.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
82 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
184.8 "
Exterior Width
72.4 "
Exterior Height
54.9 "
Front Headroom
39.0 "
Rear Headroom
34.8 "
Front Legroom
45.4 "
Rear Legroom
27.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
50.8 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,737 Lbs.
Wheel Base
108 "
Turning Radius
17.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
18.0 " Machined Aluminum / 19.0 " Machined Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Badging
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated / Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated
Body-colored / Front Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Nuluxe Leatherette / Leather
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
10 / 17 Mark Levinson
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt / Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 10,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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