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2018 Lexus LC 500 review

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Pros

  • Amazing interior
  • Sporty and comfy
  • V8 power

Cons

  • Frustrating infotainment
  • Uncomfortable seats
  • Tiny trunk

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 26 highway, 19 combined

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Sports car and luxury car in one

Can’t decide if you want a sports car or a luxury car? The 2018 Lexus LC 500 balances both well, so it’s sure to check almost all your boxes. This sharp coupe features a stunning silhouette and a cabin that blends a sporty feel with upscale materials and features. Add to this a 5.0L V8 engine that pumps 471 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque through a 10-speed automatic transmission, and you have a legitimate performance car on your hands that zips to 60 mph in a mere 4.4 seconds. 

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Base:

  • 471-hp, 398-lb-ft of torque 5.0L
  • A/C Seats
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Lexus LC 500

1. Legit performer 

The 2018 Lexus LC 500 has no issues living up to the performance expectations its looks create. Its 5.0L V8 powerplant and 10-speed automatic transmission deliver legit straight-line speed, eclipsing 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. Plus, the adaptive shocks and huge staggered wheels and tires keep it firmly planted in the corners.  

2. But it’s comfortable, too 

Though it’s a true sports car with a sport-tuned suspension, the 2018 LC 500 delivers a smooth ride. Instead, its suspension does a fantastic job of absorbing bumps and keeping road noise to a minimum. No matter what conditions you're driving in, the LC 500 is more than capable of handling your daily commute without feeling uncomfortable.  

3. Plenty of features 

It’s not lost on Lexus that you’ll want tons of upscale features from this luxury coupe. The 2018 Lexus LC 500 delivers the goods with a 12-speaker audio system, SiriusXM®, Bluetooth® connectivity with streaming audio, a 10.3-inch infotainment screen, an eight-inch digital instrument panel, and more. Want an upgrade? Opt for the Mark Levinson package and get a 13-speaker, 835-watt audio system, heated steering wheel, or the available head-up display.  

4. Standard driver-assist features 

Lexus knows you want plenty of standard driver-assist features to help ease your drive, so the LC 500 includes lots of them. The standard driver-assist features that’ll help ease your daily commute include adaptive cruise control, active lane control, forward-collision warnings, automatic emergency braking, and a rearview camera. You can also add a handful of optional driver-assist features, such as blind-spot monitoring and parking assist.  

5. Upscale interior 

Once you slide into the 2018 Lexus LC 500, there’s no mistaking this car looks to pamper you with premium materials. Leather, synthetic leather, and soft-touch materials surround you throughout the cabin. It also features tasteful satin-metallic accents throughout and aluminum pedals to break things up a bit. If this isn’t enough for you, look for the available heated and ventilated seats, Alcantara® headliner, and other luxurious options to dress up this already premium sports coupe.  

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Lexus LC 500 features and specs

Base 2WD 2D Coupe

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Parking
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • CD Audio
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Mark Levinson Sound
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Skylight(s)

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

5.0L

Horsepower

471

Torque (ft-lbs)

398

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

21.7

Wheelbase

113"

Overall length

187.4"

Width

75.6"

Height

53"

Leg room

F 42"/R 32.5"

Head room

F 37.2"/R 32.2"

Front tires

P245/45YR20

Rear tires

P275/40YR20

Seating capacity

4

Transmission

Automatic

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