Lexus LC Convertible review

Category: Sports car

Section: Costs & verdict

Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020 infotainment
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  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020
  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020 infotainment
  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020
  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020
  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020
  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020
  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020 dashboard
  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020
  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020
  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020
  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020 dashboard
  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020
  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020 infotainment
  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020
  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020
  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020
  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020
  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020 dashboard
  • Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Lexus LC Convertible is certainly not a cheap car, but everything is relative. Next to the Aston Martin DB11 Volante, Bentley Continental GT Convertible and Porsche 911 Cabriolet, it’s a bit of a steal. You can buy a BMW 8 Series Convertible for significantly less, mind.

As for running costs, the V8 engine swills petrol eagerly when you exercise your right foot, but at a cruise, it's fairly efficient thanks to the 10-speed automatic gearbox – in top gear, the engine bumbles along below 2000rpm at 70mph. We saw it return well over 30mpg on a long motorway trip. 

Overview

The Lexus LC 500 Convertible isn’t as sharp to drive as a Porsche 911 Cabriolet, but it’s up there with most other rivals for performance, agility, comfort and fun. The naturally aspirated V8 sounds awesome and the LC has one of the nicest interiors in the class.

  • Amazing V8 noise
  • Beautifully made interior
  • Sporty but still comfortable and quiet
  • Awful usability of the infotainment system
  • Tiny rear seats and boot
  • A Porsche 911 is a better driver’s car
New car deals
Save up to £4,042
Target Price from £93,577
Save up to £4,042
or from £1,257pm
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From £91,497