New Lexus LC vs Jaguar F-Type

With dramatic looks and V8 power, Lexus’s new LC coupé is a quirky alternative to Jaguar’s F-Type R. Let’s see which one you should buy...

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5 May 2017 06:00 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Infotainment systems

Jaguar F-Type

New Lexus LC vs Jaguar F-Type

Our F-Type was fitted with an 8.0in touchscreen, but, if you order one now you will get a 10.0in system running Jaguar’s latest Touch Pro software. We’ve tested this system in other cars and although it’s reasonably quick to respond, it can be a bit fiddly to operate on the move, because it’s controlled entirely through the touschscreen. A handy feature of the system is the ability to control certain functions, such as air-con, remotely from your phone through an app.


Lexus LC

New Lexus LC vs Jaguar F-Type

All LCs get a 10.25in infotainment system as standard, controlled via shortcut buttons and a fiddly laptop-style touchpad between the front seats. You get sat-nav, a DAB radio and Bluetooth, but operating it while driving is very difficult. Unfortunately, there’s no hope of alleviating some of the frustrations by using your smartphone instead, because Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone mirroring aren’t available in either car.