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2020 Lexus RC 300 vs. 2020 Porsche 911 Review

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2020 Lexus
RC 300

MSRP*: $41,295 to $48,540
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2020 Porsche
911

MSRP*: $97,400 to $120,600
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MPG - City 18 - 21 MPG 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 10.4 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 241 - 260 hp 379 - 443 hp
Exterior Length 185.0 in 177.9 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 45.4 in
Rear 27.3 in
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Head Room Front 39.0 in
Rear 34.8 in
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Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus RC 300 as you will with the Porsche 911, 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). Based on MSRP, the Lexus RC 300 is clearly a better financial choice over the Porsche 911. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 911.

Dimensions
The Lexus RC 300 is about the same width as the Porsche 911. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lexus RC 300, which is slightly longer than the Porsche 911.

Handling
The Lexus RC 300 has a smaller turning radius than the Porsche 911, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus RC 300 is significantly less powerful than the Porsche 911. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Lexus RC 300 has much less torque than the Porsche 911, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus RC 300 and the Porsche 911.

Warranty
The Lexus RC 300 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche 911.