The Auto Trader expert verdict:
The Lexus RC has a tough job on its hands, competing with popular prestige coupes such as the Audi A5, Mercedes C-Class and outgoing BMW 4 Series. It makes its case with individual – not to mention pretty handsome – styling, impressive build quality and an intriguing financial proposition thanks to its hybrid drive system. Unfortunately, it’s not as polished to drive as its main rivals, and it has some pretty fundamental ergonomic issues. Still, if those things matter less to you than individuality, it’s certainly worth a look.
Reasons to buy:
- Mean, aggressive looks
- Heaving list of standard equipment
- Lexus has a brilliant reliability record