2020 Lexus RC 300 vs. 2020 Nissan 370Z | NewCars.com

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2020 Lexus RC 300 vs. 2020 Nissan 370Z Review

New 2020 Lexus RC 300

2020 Lexus
RC 300

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New 2020 Nissan 370Z

2020 Nissan
370Z

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MSRP*
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$41,295 to $48,540
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$30,090 to $45,790
Invoice* $38,405 to $45,142 $28,727 to $43,689
MPG - City 18 - 21 17 - 19
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 4 2
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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
The Lexus RC 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Nissan 370Z.

Convenience
The Nissan 370Z requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Lexus RC 300, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The Lexus RC 300 is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan 370Z. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Lexus RC 300 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan 370Z.

Dimensions
The Lexus RC 300 is about the same width as the Nissan 370Z. If you go with the Lexus RC 300, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Nissan 370Z.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Lexus RC 300 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Nissan 370Z.

Handling
The Lexus RC 300 has a larger turning radius than the Nissan 370Z, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus RC 300 is significantly less powerful than the Nissan 370Z. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Lexus RC 300 offers greater seating capacity than the Nissan 370Z, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Lexus RC 300 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan 370Z.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus RC 300 than that of the Nissan 370Z.