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2021 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2020 Lexus RC 300 Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Camaro

MSRP*: $25,000 to $63,000
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2020 Lexus
RC 300

MSRP*: $41,295 to $48,540
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Invoice* $24,100 to $60,732 $38,405 to $45,142
MPG - City 14 - 19 MPG 18 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 20 - 29 MPG 24 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 9.1 ft3 10.4 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 275 - 650 hp 241 - 260 hp
Exterior Length 188.3 - 190.2 in 185.0 in
Exterior Width 74.7 - 75.0 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 43.9 in
Rear 29.9 in
Front 45.4 in
Rear 27.3 in
Head Room Front 38.5 in
Rear 33.5 in
Front 39.0 in
Rear 34.8 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Camaro than the Lexus RC 300. The Lexus RC 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Camaro.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Camaro as you will with the Lexus RC 300, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Camaro will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus RC 300. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Chevrolet Camaro is much higher than that for the Lexus RC 300.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Camaro is much wider than the Lexus RC 300, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Camaro takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus RC 300.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Camaro has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus RC 300. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Camaro does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus RC 300.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Camaro and the Lexus RC 300. The Chevrolet Camaro has less cargo capacity than the Lexus RC 300, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Camaro is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus RC 300.