Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
The LC 500 V8 and LC 500h hybrid are priced almost identically. Sport Pack and Sport Plus Pack trims, of course, hike the price up, but not by a ludicrous amount. Still, we’d stick with the standard car to maximise value for money, and the car is well equipped whichever trim you go for. Even if you opt for a fully loaded LC 500 it’s cheaper than the majority of its equivalently-specced rivals, including the BMW 8 Series, Jaguar F-Type and Porsche 911..
Lexus has an impeccable record in reliability, ownership and dealership surveys, suggesting that top-notch customer service and trouble-free motoring should be realistic expectations. While the LC did not feature in the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey, Lexus as a brand was ranked top out of 32 manufacturers.