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    Entries in luxury coupe (2)

    Wednesday
    Aug212019

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus RC vs 2019 Audi A5

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus RC vs 2019 Audi A5

    Drivers in the San Jose area interested in a sporty two-door luxury coupe with an engaging performance should read the below comparison between the 2019 Lexus RC and 2019 Audi A5, then plan a visit to Lexus Stevens Creek.

    Performance

    2019 Lexus RC

    A 241-hp 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters powers the RC 300. Or you can opt for the 3.5-liter V6 paired with either a six-speed or eight-speed automatic transmission to generate up to 311-hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available with all three models; RC 300, RC 350, and RC F Sport. The base engine achieves an estimated 30 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg of city driving.

    2019 Audi A5

    The Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims of the Audi A5 are equipped with a 2.0-liter direct-injection four-cylinder turbocharged engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters. With standard all-wheel drive, the Audi A5 produces 252-hp and earns an estimated fuel economy of 34 mpg of highway driving and 23 mpg in the city.

    Technology

    2019 Lexus RC

    The Lexus infotainment system utilizes a 7.0-inch color display, Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility, Siri® Eyes Free, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio, and a ten-speaker premium sound system. Also, Scout® GPS Link, a USB port, Wi-Fi hotspot, a remote touchpad, SmartAccess key fob, and the Lexus Enform App Suite of connected technology for emergency assistance and remote access is included. The available technology is comprised of a 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, navigation, dynamic voice command, and a seventeen-speaker Mark Levinson® premium surround-sound audio system.

    2019 Audi A5

    Standard technology features consist of a 7.0-inch color information display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ interface, Bluetooth®, HomeLink®, and Audi connect CARE assistance. An 8.3-inch infotainment display, SiriusXM® satellite radio, navigation, a wireless charger, Wi-Fi hotspot, and keyless start is optional. In addition, a 12.3-inch digital information display, MMI® touch with handwriting recognition, and a nineteen-speaker Band & Olufsen® sound system are available.

    Safety

    2019 Lexus RC

    Along with a powerful engine and loads of interior technology, the Lexus RC incorporates plenty of standard, and available, safety features. A pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, dynamic radar cruise control, intelligent high-beam headlamps, smart stop technology, an advanced eight-airbag system, and a back-up camera are standard. Available features include triple-beam LED headlamps, blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and intuitive parking assist.

    2019 Audi A5

    Audi pe sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city offers forward collision warning with vehicle and pedestrian detection, which works with the LED headlights, a rear-view camera, and automatic emergency braking as standard safety features. LED headlamps, blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, parallel and perpendicular park steering assist, parking system plus with a top view camera, adaptive cruise control, active lane assist, and Audi side assist and Audi pre sense® rear with vehicle exit assist are optional.

    Pricing

    2019 Lexus RC

    Starting at $41,145 MSRP

    2019 Audi A5

    Starting at $44,200 MSRP

    Wednesday
    May102017

    Review: 2017 Lexus RC Turbo

    Review: 2017 Lexus RC Turbo

    If you’re in the greater San Jose area and want a luxury coupe that can compete with European brands, come to Lexus Stevens Creek and test drive the 2017 Lexus RC Turbo.

    With styling and power that can go head-to-head with cars twice its price, the RC Turbo isn’t just a great ride, it’s a great value, too. Check out our full review for all you need to know about this quintessentially Californian sport coupe:

    Performance

    The 2017 RC Turbo is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, connected to an 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. The rear-wheel drive coupe goes from zero to 60 in 7.3 seconds and makes 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. According to EPA estimates, the RC Turbo gets 22 MPG city, 32 MPG highway, and 26 MPG combined.

    RC Turbo F Sport models come with TORSEN limited-slip rear differential, Lexus Dynamic Handling with Dynamic Rear Steering, Variable Gear-Ratio Steering, and orange brake calipers.

    Features

    Each model of the 2017 RC comes with Smart Access with push-button start/stop, Lexus Display Audio with color multimedia display, Scout GPS Link navigation, backup camera, Lexus 10-speaker Premium Sound System, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free, and Lexus Enform Service Connect and Remote apps.

    Additionally, it’s available with a power moonroof, Navigation System with DVD/ player, Remote Touchpad, Voice Command, and Lexus Enform Destinations. If you’re an audiophile, you’ll love the Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System with 17 speakers and subwoofer.

    Interior

    Cruise the streets of Silicon Valley in luxury, with standard dual-zone climate control, NuLuxe interior trim, and power-adjustable front seats. You also have the option to add heated and ventilated front seats, perforated leather interior trim, heated steering wheel, and Lexus Memory System for driver’s seat, mirrors, and steering column.

    The F Sport package adds active sound control, perforated leather-trimmed accents, F Sport seats with enhanced holsters, stainless steel door sills, and F Sport interior details, including a black headliner, Silver Performance trim, and aluminum sport pedals, among other styling and performance features.

    Safety

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2017 RC a Top Safety Pick+. It earned best-possible scores in all crash tests, including small and moderate front overlap, side impact, rear crash, and roof strength.

    The RC is equipped with a Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system for stability and control, as well as LED headlamps with dynamic auto-leveling, LED daytime running lights, eight airbags, and Lexus Enform Safety Connect. You also have the option to add a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, LED fog lamps, Intuitive Parking Assist, Premium Triple-Beam LED headlamps, Pre-Collision System, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

    Pricing

    Starting at $40,155 MSRP