2018 Lexus LC 500 - Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

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2018 Lexus LC 500


City 16 MPG Hwy 26 MPG

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Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.8
Exterior 5
Interior 5
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.9
Reliability 4.9
My Dream Car

by csware01 from Dallas, TX | February 19, 2020

This car is incredible. Performance, Sound, Stereo Output, Looks. It checks all the boxes... I can't drive this car without someone breaking their neck to catch a glimpse of it. It is by far the best looking car I have owned. The 5.0 V8 is no joke either. It more than gets the job done. This is an Adult sports car. This is no Kiddie tuner. This car has class and it is easily recognized. I am 50yrs young and have owned upwards of 27 cars in my lifetime. I have always gravitated towards cars that deliver a high level of performance out of the box. This car is no exception. I have heard complaints about the Lexus entertainment system controls and I completely agree that it is not the easiest system to work with compared to cars with more of a joystick type setup but like anything else as you use it more it becomes more comfortable. After two weeks, I can safely navigate it without frustration. The backseat is the most luxuriest place to put your groceries that I have ever seen but that is all the use you are going to get out of it.. But Hey we are nesters so two seats is all I require. All in all, this was my dream car and now that box has been checked and I am completely satisfied with my purchase.

Most exciting car I've ever driven!

by Warpdrive from Raleigh, NC | January 22, 2020

Car is a real head-turner! Responsive without being squirrely. Corners well, accelerates strongly, brakes quickly. Sound system is unmatched. Quiet ride on the inside with distinct loud purr on the outside. Check it out! You'll be glad you did!!


by Bobareeno from Flagstaff | August 08, 2019

There are some things that need changing. The seats retract on every vehicle above 15k. Why not this one. Love a place for sunglasses, small item but daily use. The straps on the seats that hold the seat bets constantly come loose. magnets are just not strong enough. Can they be permanent? The PAD for action/information is tough. This can be improved. Find a way to keep our eyes on the road more. It is a surprising day when I don't get at least one compliment on the car. LOVE IT!!

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2018 Lexus LC 500 Overview

The Lexus LC 500 luxury sport coupe is based on the Lexus LF-LC concept, which we first saw four years ago, and Lexus is not shy about calling the new two-door one of its "flagship products."

The LC 500 is a mix of curves and sharp angles. The coupe's windows slope down toward the front, and that, along with a number of other body lines make the LC 500 look as if it's leaning forward with an aggressive stance. There are a number of thin, functional ducts and openings across the body and it wears many of Lexus' traditional styling cues, particularly the headlights and grille.
The LC 500 features a new 3-D mesh design in its spindle grille, as well as LED headlights with very thin projectors that allowed designers to pull the hood lower. Available are a flowing carbon fiber roof (glass is standard) and an active rear spoiler. Wheels come in two sizes: 20 inches or 21 inches, both made of forged aluminum.
As wild and angular as the outside is, the inside is relatively subtle, with a fairly straightforward design and a driver-oriented cockpit. Lexus says the cockpit was designed so that the driver's hip point would be as close as possible to the car's center of gravity.
The LC 500 features premium materials throughout the cabin, including magnesium alloy paddle shifters and available Alcantara and supple leather on the seats. Making its debut on the LC 500 is a new Lexus Multimedia Package that features an updated graphic interface. A new Pioneer audio system that was specifically engineered for the LC 500 is standard; a Mark Levinson system is optional.
Under the Hood
The LC 500 is the first vehicle to use Lexus' new rear-wheel-drive platform and it packs plenty of punch under the hood, borrowing the same 5.0-liter V-8 found in the RC F and GS F. It makes 471 horsepower and 398 pounds-feet of torque. It is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission that Lexus says is the  first of its kind in a luxury vehicle. The transmission takes into account acceleration, braking and lateral g-force when selecting the right gear, no easy task when there are 10 of them.
There's also an active acoustics feature that works with the exhaust system; above 3,500 rpm baffles open to give the LC 500 a distinctive exhaust note that Lexus describes as a "raucous melody."
Safety features include an all-speed radar cruise control that works even in stop-and-go traffic, a collision prevention and mitigation system, lane keeping assist and automatic high beams.