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The Top Gear car review:Lexus RC
Running costs and reliability
Based on comparative spec levels, the RC 200t is cheaper to buy, and if you drive in mixed environments and are often on fast roads, it won’t be a lot more expensive to run. The RC 300h will provide 40mpg in town – double the petrol-only version – but it’s only our recommendation if that’s the environment it will major in. Saying that, there is a significant CO2 advantage with the hybrid, which will make it the default for business drivers: the Luxury gets as low as 113g, compared to a rather more heady 168g for the 2.0-litre turbo. As for retained values, rarity should keep them high.