2019 Lexus RC 300 vs. 2020 Toyota 86 | NewCars.com

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2019 Lexus RC 300 vs. 2020 Toyota 86 Review

New 2019 Lexus RC 300

2019 Lexus
RC 300

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New 2020 Toyota 86

2020 Toyota
86

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MSRP*
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$41,145 to $50,035
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$27,060 to $30,190
Invoice* $38,264 to $46,533 $25,707 to $28,681
MPG - City 18 - 21 21
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 4 4
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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota 86 than the Lexus RC 300, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus RC 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota 86.

Convenience
The Lexus RC 300 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota 86, 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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Toyota 86, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Toyota 86.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus RC 300 is much wider than the Toyota 86, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 Toyota 86.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Lexus RC 300 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota 86.

Handling
The Lexus RC 300 has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota 86, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus RC 300 is somewhat more powerful than the Toyota 86.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus RC 300 and the Toyota 86. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Lexus RC 300 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Toyota 86.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus RC 300 than that of the Toyota 86.