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Lexus RC Dimensions & Space

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£4,144
Seats
4
Boot (seats up)
366 litres
Boot (seats down)
-

The Lexus RC’s front seats are some of the most comfortable in the sports coupe business but space in the back is very tight and alternatives have bigger boots

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Passenger space

The Lexus RC‘s front seats are comfortable and supportive in equal measure. You get plenty of adjustment to help you get comfortable on long drives and tall drivers won’t be short of headroom, either.

Don’t worry if you aren’t knocking on the door of six-foot-tall, either – you can raise the seat up high and get a good view out over the RC’s leather-trimmed steering wheel.

Since it was updated in 2019, the Lexus RC comes with thicker padding around your knees and a remodelled armrest – the latter to make operating the infotainment trackpad more comfortable. Unfortunately, nothing’s been done to make the back seats more accommodating. The small rear windows make the cabin feel quite dark and claustrophobic and there’s very little legroom available.

That being said, there’s space for two kids to sit fairly comfortably. And, you get two sets of Isofix anchor points to fit a child seat. The front seats slide forward at the press of a button to help you gain access to the back, but you’ll still have to stoop down some way to lock a child seat into position or strap in a child.

Storage space

The Lexus RC’s door bins are quite long, but the armrest on each door juts out some way leaving only a narrow gap for you to squeeze a bottle through. Thankfully, you get a pair of large cupholders in the centre console and there’s plenty of space under the central armrest to hide a few bits and bobs neatly out of the way.

The glovebox is barely large enough to accommodate the owner’s manual though, and passengers in the back don’t get an armrest or any cupholders to share.

In the Lexus RC, it's a case of the Haves and the Have nots. If you're in the front, you have lots of space; if you're in the back, you haven't

Mat Watson
carwow expert
Boot space

There’s space in the Lexus RC’s 340-litre boot for a few large suitcases, but you’ll find significantly more room in both the BMW 4 Series and Mercedes C-Class. The RC’s boot has quite a narrow opening and a raised load lip too, which makes it tricky to pack very heavy or bulky luggage.

There’s space in the Lexus RC’s 340-litre boot for a few large suitcases, but you’ll find significantly more room in both the BMW 4 Series and Mercedes C-Class. The RC’s boot has quite a narrow opening and a raised load lip too, which makes it tricky to pack very heavy or bulky luggage.

You can fold the back seats down in a two-way (60:40) split, but you have to unlock the folding mechanism in the boot first before reaching beside the rear headrests and pulling a lever to flip the seats forward. This might not be a stretch if you’re more than six-feet tall, but anyone shorter will have real trouble reaching the catches in the boot – especially if there’s already some luggage in the way.

Once you’ve faffed around folding the seats down, you’ll be rewarded with enough space to load a few sets of golf clubs with room to spare. Unfortunately, there’s quite a sizeable step behind the back seats which makes sliding in heavy boxes a real pain.

You do get a few shallow cubby holes under the boot floor, but they’re only really big enough to hide away an iPad each.

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