Lexus LC review

Category: Sports car

Section: Costs & verdict

Lexus LC 500 2020 controls
  • Lexus LC 500 2020 front cornering
  • Lexus LC 500 2020 rear left tracking
  • Lexus LC 500 2020 dashboard
  • Lexus LC 500 2020 front seats
  • Lexus LC 500 2020 controls
  • Lexus LC 500 2020 front wide
  • Lexus LC 500 2020 left panning
  • Lexus LC 500 2020 front seats
  • Lexus LC 500 2020 front cornering
  • Lexus LC 500 2020 rear left tracking
  • Lexus LC 500 2020 dashboard
  • Lexus LC 500 2020 front seats
  • Lexus LC 500 2020 controls
  • Lexus LC 500 2020 front wide
  • Lexus LC 500 2020 left panning
  • Lexus LC 500 2020 front seats
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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.

Overview

The Lexus LC has stunning looks inside and out, with an exquisitely built interior. Of the two versions available, the LC 500 V8 is the obvious pick, thanks to its thunderous engine and more agile handling. The hybrid LC 500h doesn’t offer enough of a financial incentive to make it the pick of the range, and doesn’t offer as much driving excitement, either. Overall, though, the LC doesn’t have the satisfying crispness of handling on offer from the best sports cars, nor the beautifully cosseting ride of the best grand tourers.

  • V8’s Entertaining performance and sound
  • Beautifully finished interior
  • Lexus’ brilliant reliability record
  • Low-speed ride unsettled
  • Terrible infotainment system
  • Limited rear-seat space
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