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2021 Lexus LC 500

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Pros

  • Extraordinary interior
  • Fun and comfortable
  • Loads of features

Cons

  • Frustrating infotainment
  • Limited customization
  • Small trunk

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 25 highway, 18 combined

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Sport and luxury in one package

Lexus is well-known for its luxurious models, but the LC 500 shows it knows how to perform, too. It combines an upscale cabin, many features, and a potent powertrain. The 2021 Lexus LC 500 tackles luxury and performance simultaneously, thanks to its gorgeous design inside and out, premium interior materials, and razor-sharp handling. And this is all wrapped around a 5.0L V8 engine that pumps out 471 hp.

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What is new for the 2021 Lexus LC 500?

  • LC 500 trims have been upgraded with Parking Sensors, Android Auto, and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Parking features are now available as options on select trims.

2021 Lexus LC 500 trims

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Base:

  • 471-hp, 398-lb-ft of torque 5.0L
  • Sunroofs
  • Cruise Control
  • Quad Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • A/C Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Seats
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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Lexus LC 500

1. Healthy supply of power 

Yes, the 2021 Lexus LC 500 will check all your boxes when searching for a luxury sports coupe or convertible. With a standard 5.0L V8, this luxury sports coupe has 471 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque that flows through a fast-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission and out to the rear wheels. All this tallies up to a 4.4-second zero-to-60 mph acceleration time. On top of being quick, this performance coupe features adaptive shocks and huge staggered wheels, which all play big roles in keeping the LC 500 planted in the corners.  

2. Comfort meets sportiness 

Comfort may not be top of mind when buying a sports car, but the 2021 LC 500 will satisfy your sporting and comfort needs. Its suspension thrives on curvy back roads, but Lexus spent time also tuning it to absorb bumps and keep road noise to a minimum. The result is a well-balanced performance sedan that's plenty comfortable for your daily commute or a long road trip.  

3. Loaded to the gills 

A luxury car — even a sporty one — should include certain amenities to keep you satisfied. The 2021 Lexus LC 500 will do just that with a surprisingly long list of high-end standard equipment. This list includes a 12-speaker audio system, SiriusXM®, Bluetooth® connectivity with streaming audio, a 10.3-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration, navigation, an eight-inch digital instrument panel, and more. Want even more features? Look out for the available Mark Levinson 13-speaker audio system or head-up display.  

4. Abundance of driver-assist features 

The 2021 LC 500 is no stranger to driver-assist equipment. It comes standard with full-speed adaptive cruise control, active lane control, forward-collision warnings, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high-beam headlights, and a rearview camera. You can also take it a step further with several options, including blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and parking assist.  

5. Premium interior 

Slide into the 2021 Lexus LC 500, and it’s immediately evident this sports coupe aims to satisfy your more discerning side. The LC 500’s cabin is slathered in leather, synthetic leather, and soft-touch materials that envelop you in luxury. It takes this premium look a step further with tasteful satin-metallic accents and aluminum pedals. If you command even more luxury, the LC 500 will deliver with available heated and ventilated seats, an Alcantara® headliner, semi-aniline leather, and more. 

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Lexus LC 500 features and specs

Base 2WD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

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

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

53.2"

Leg room

F 42.6"/R 28"

Head room

F 36.7"/R 32.1"

Front tires

P245/45YR20

Rear tires

P275/40YR20

Seating capacity

4

Transmission

Automatic

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