2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe

2018 Lexus LC 500
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2018 Lexus LC 500
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What’s new

  • All-new model for 2018
  • It's the first year for the LC 500


  • Cabin design and interior materials are extraordinary
  • Effective at being both sporty and comfortable
  • Acceleration from the big V8 is smooth and quick
  • Generous list of standard features


  • Touchpad controller is frustrating to use
  • The trunk won't hold much cargo and interior storage space is limited
  • Sport seats' aggressive bolstering will prove uncomfortable to some
  • Not as customizable as other high-end sport coupes

Which LC 500 does Edmunds recommend?

It's easy to recommend a specific trim for the 2018 Lexus LC 500 since there's only one version available. There are, however, a few desirable packages that will give your luxury coupe a personalized touch. Though we think the LC offers excellent outward visibility for a sports car, we recommend adding the Convenience package for blind-spot monitoring. The Touring pack's upgraded leather upholstery and faux suede headliner are also nice touches. The Sport package is an enticing alternative to the Touring, but we find the thick bolstering of the sport seats to be a little too much for all but the most svelte of drivers.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.7 / 10

For nearly 20 years, the Lexus SC was the luxury automaker's premier two-door coupe and convertible. Early on, it combined respectable performance with the ride comfort Lexus owners had come to expect. But by the end of its run in 2010, the SC 430 hardtop convertible was dated and generally unexciting compared to fresher European rivals. After an eight-year absence — during which time we've seen inspiring results from Lexus' LFA supercar and RC F coupe — Lexus is back in the midsize luxury coupe business with the 2018 LC 500. And unlike its most recent SC predecessor, the LC 500 thoroughly delivers as a thrilling yet livable grand tourer.

The performance part of this high-powered luxury coupe comes from a 5.0-liter V8. It's the same one found in the RC F, but it's slightly more powerful and good for 471 horsepower. It's paired to a new 10-speed automatic transmission (yes, 10) that drives the rear wheels. For comfort, Lexus fits the LC with an adjustable suspension and an utterly bewitching cabin. From the padding in the footwells to the headliner, nearly every surface is draped in high-quality leather or suede. That the new LC also has jaw-dropping styling helps considerably, too.

There are a few downsides, such as the Lexus Remote Touch infotainment interface, which is unwieldy and frustrating to use, and the lack of customization possibility. But overall we think highly of the LC 500. It's proof that Lexus can craft a performance luxury coupe that stands toe to toe with some of the most elite grand tourers on sale today.

2018 Lexus LC 500 configurations

The 2018 Lexus LC 500 is a luxury sport coupe that brilliantly marries comfort and performance. It has seating for four and is sold in a single trim (the LC 500h hybrid is reviewed separately) with a long list of standard equipment. Several packages and stand-alone options are available to bolster the LC 500 with additional features.

The thundering heart of the LC 500 is a 5.0-liter V8 engine (471 horsepower, 398 pound-feet of torque). It drives the rear wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles.

Befitting a luxury coupe at this price and performance level, the number of standard features is generous. They include 20-inch wheels, LED exterior lights, automatic high-beam control, heated and auto-dimming mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, ambient interior lighting, an 8-inch driver information screen, a power-adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, heated and ventilated eight-way power front seats (with two-way power lumbar adjustment), driver-seat memory settings, adjustable driving modes, leather-upholstered front seats (simulated leather for the rear seats), a 10.3-inch central display, a navigation system, and a 12-speaker audio system with two USB ports and HD and satellite radio. Notable safety features include a rearview camera, a pre-collision warning system with automatic braking, and lane departure warning and mitigation.

Although the LC 500 is loaded out of the box, there are a few options and packages available so you can tailor this ground tourer to your liking. Stand-alone options include forged 20- and 21-inch wheels, a head-up display, a Torsen limited-slip differential and a 13-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system.

For added convenience and/or style, consider the All-Weather package (heated steering wheel and windshield de-icer), the Convenience package (front and rear parking sensors and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert) and the Touring package (forged 20-inch wheels, faux suede headliner, upgraded leather upholstery and the Mark Levinson audio system).

If high-octane thrills are what you're after, you can always specify the Sport package, which adds the Convenience package plus front sport seats with simulated suede inserts and the limited-slip diff (this package can also be ordered with a carbon-fiber roof). Finally, the Performance package starts with the Sport pack with the carbon-fiber roof and adds an adaptive rear spoiler, an active rear steering system, variable-ratio steering, carbon-fiber kick plates and faux suede headliner.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2018 Lexus LC 500 (5.0L V8 | 10-speed automatic | RWD).


The LC 500 can't match the performance level of similarly priced sports cars. It's more of a grand touring coupe. The throaty engine makes every drive a joy. And while you won't want to tackle tight canyon roads, the LC 500 is magical on gentler, sweeping backroads.


The 5.0-liter V8 roars up to its 7,000 rpm redline before the transmission cracks off an explosive shift. It's great fun, and linear power delivery makes it easy to modulate. But the acceleration doesn't live up to the sound. Our tested 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds is unexceptional.


The brakes are sufficiently strong, with linear response, but pedal feel is vague. Under typical circumstances the brakes are easy to use smoothly. The car stops straight, but the ABS can feel twitchy. Our 60-0 mph braking test results were inconsistent, ranging from a solid 105 feet to a less impressive 111 feet.


Steering is precise, and it's weighted appropriately light for a grand tourer. It's clearly tuned for comfort, not performance, and it offers little to no feedback. On-center feel is good, making for easy highway cruising.


While the LC 500 is stable when going around turns, it has limited athletic abilities. Tighter roads highlight its substantial weight, and the lack of feedback from other systems doesn't instill confidence. Traction control can be intrusive, cutting power and applying the brakes in way that could be more refined and transparent.


In most driving conditions, the transmission is an excellent match for the engine, adding to the fun by holding gears and downshifting smartly. In manual mode, the LC 500 responds quickly to paddle shifts.


Our tester's optional sport seats are the one weak link in what is otherwise an impressively comfortable grand tourer. The ride quality is excellent, noise isolation is good, and climate control works well when left to its own devices.

Seat comfort

Our test LC 500 had the optional sports seats. They are well bolstered but are wide enough to not to feel confining. The seat cushion is pleasantly supportive. Unfortunately, the seatback is overly firm and lacks height-adjustable lumbar, reducing comfort on long drives.

Ride comfort

The LC 500's suspension is excellent. It easily absorbs larger bumps and smaller imperfections. Even with our test car's 21-inch wheels, the cabin is insulated from rough road surfaces without making the car feel disconnected from the road. The suspension strikes a good balance between sport and comfort.

Noise & vibration

There is some wind noise at freeway speeds, and depending on the road surface, there can be noticeable tire noise. But around town or on well-kept roads, the LC 500 is pleasantly quiet. At cruising speeds, the engine is silent and only makes noise when you prod the gas pedal.

Climate control

The automatic climate control works well, and automatic seat heating and cooling are a nice touch. Basic temperature adjustments are easy, and there are voice commands for several climate functions. But for full manual control, you need to use the touchpad system, which is an awkward process.


Good visibility and a comfortable, sporty driving position are the highlights. The Lexus is also easier to get in and out of than many low-slung coupes. The cabin is very upscale, with a few exceptions. The biggest letdown is the frustrating touchpad infotainment interface.

Ease of use

Many controls are frustrating to use. Locating options in the infotainment system with its awkward haptic touchpad interface is one problem. The steering wheel controls take a bit of getting used to since not all of them are intuitively placed or labeled.

Getting in/getting out

Thanks to a driver's seat that's higher relative to the ground than some competitors' seats and a steering wheel that moves out of the way, getting in and out of the LC 500 is easier than expected. But the long doors mean you'll need plenty of room to open them, and there's a high and wide doorsill to step over.

Driving position

The seat feels appropriately low and snug inside the car thanks to a sporting position and high beltline and armrests. Taller drivers will want more telescope from the steering wheel, but otherwise the position is comfortable and provides a clear view of the gauges and the road ahead.


The cabin is surprisingly small relative to the LC 500's size, but isn't out of line for the class. The passenger and driver won't bump elbows. The massive transmission tunnel and small, angled windows mean you have little room to move. The rear seat is useless for adults or even taller children.


Forward and rear visibility are surprisingly good, but the front end of the car is hard to judge because of the hood's slope and round grille. Small side mirrors and thick rear roof pillars mean rear three-quarter visibility isn't great. Blind-spot monitoring and the rearview camera help a lot.


Overall quality is exceptionally high, with a few exceptions. Leather, simulated suede, and metal or metal-feeling plastics abound. Everything is assembled to Lexus' standards. But there are a few hard plastics (most notably, a piece of trim on the steering wheel) that feel glaringly out of place.


The LC 500 has very little usable space considering its size. Small-item storage is minimal, and the trunk is very small and gets hot quickly. The back seat is really the most useful storage space in the vehicle.

Small-item storage

The door pockets, glovebox and armrest box are all small. The cupholders are poorly placed: One is limited by overhanging trim, and the other obstructs the touchpad. The armrest box is the only option for phone storage; a tray or cubby that allowed for access and cord management would be great.

Cargo space

At 5.4 cubic feet, the trunk is larger than a Porsche 911's, but it is still quite small and shallow and has a high liftover. The battery is located under a panel in the trunk floor, so there's no extra storage. The trunk gets quite hot after even relatively short drives.

Child safety seat accommodation

While there are LATCH points for rear outboard seats, this isn't a car you'll want to use for transporting small children. The rear seating area is too small for bulky car seats, and getting them into the vehicle and installed is a major challenge.


It's unfortunate that a car that looks so sophisticated on the outside should be saddled with Lexus' technology on the inside. While the trick gauge cluster is a nice touch, the infotainment system is frustrating to use.

Audio & navigation

Our car's Mark Levinson system was excellent, but the nav system just isn't up to par. It requires a precise address; otherwise finding a destination is somewhere between "very involved" and "impossible" unless you call destination assist. And talking with a human is an awkward solution.

Smartphone integration

Bluetooth works quite well, and the ability to browse your phone's content through the Bluetooth connection is nice, but the car lacks Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Enform apps are available, but you only get a limited selection of apps, and not all are preferable to their standard counterparts.

Driver aids

The rearview camera works well but a surround-view camera system isn't offered. Adaptive cruise mostly works well but can occasionally overreact.

Voice control

Voice controls offer a lot of functionality, and there are spoken and on-screen guides, but results are inconsistent until you use the voice-training program. Frustratingly, if you make a mistake in some processes that are several steps long, you have to start over rather than going back a step.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Lexus LC 500.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Bought it for the looks
Update for July 2018: Having now had the car for a year, I can say it gets better over time. I absolutely adore this car as a daily driver and road-tripper. The highway mileage is so good it seems fake. When cruising in Eco mode I'm easily getting 30 mpg. This doesn't even make sense until you realize the car can switch between Atkinson and Otto cycles. The engine scream never gets old in Sport+ mode. I just can't get enough. Sometimes I switch to Sport+ just to pass people with that crazy loud noise. After a year I expected to have buyer's remorse, or a wandering eye for the Mercedes AMG GT. Or the Porche 911 Carerra. But no. The LC 500 is a car that just grows on you and still turns heads. It's the supermodel you can actually live with everyday. *** Outstanding visual appeal inside and out, with disappointing acceleration. Go for the bespoke option, even though it's a 3-month wait. Neither the touring nor sport packages gives you the correct combination of options. Here's the combination you want, starting from bone-stock, in order of importance: 1. Limited Slip Differential (LSD), 2. Convenience Package, 3. Heads Up Display (HUD). Done. All other packages and options actually worsen the car's performance. Or they package excellent options (like the retractable spoiler) with unnecessary ones (like Variable Gear-Ratio steering). Basically you want the LSD to correct the flaws in the drivetrain. The stock, active, rear open-differential loses too much horsepower at the wheels. The LSD is mechanical: more horsepower, more traction. With the stock differential, you have to pay attention when you're kicking the tail loose. It's still fun, but the LSD gives you +HP +control. No-brainer option there. The Convenience Package gives you parking assist. You must have this. The dimensions of the car make it difficult to park. Parking assist will save you, again and again. Get it, save your body work, make parking garages your best friend. Option 3, the HUD, is just plain cool. It's actually an unintentional safety feature, keeping your eyes focused at near-driving distance. It even shows the song you've cued up from your phone via Bluetooth. After engine break-in, get the dealer to fix the rev limiter to 7,300rpm. It's limited to 7,000rpm off the lot. Peak horsepower is at 7,100rpm so the rev limiter is ruining the fun. Oh, and don't get the hybrid, seriously. You'll regret it. The 33% savings in mileage is not worth it. Just get a Tesla or a BMW i8. Pros: The looks, the sounds, the textures, a fantasy for the senses. True opulence. The car looks twice as expensive as it costs. Ride quality is Lexus smooth. Excellent steering feedback, in bone stock configuration. A masterpiece of emotional driving, makes you want to drive forever. Cons: Slower than a Roush Mustang 427 because the LC 500 drivetrain is not designed for performance. Handles like a Challenger SRT8 (it's that heavy). Costs more than a BMW M4. Out-of-touch infotainment controls. Why you should buy it: Honestly? Because it gives you the emotional response you would expect from a dream car. If you do not feel this way after seeing it then don't buy it. Simple. I personally would have gotten just as much raw driving pleasure from a Mustang GT. However, I have a transcendental experience every time I drive the LC 500. It just takes my breath away. Configuration reviewed: Black on black V8, Convenience Package, All-Weather Package, Touring Package, Heads Up Display.
Brakes are terrible
The brakes squeal on a consistent basis. The dealership tells me that it is normal?? I read the LC blogs and it is a common problem. Lexus needs to address this issue ASAP.
Finest quality and most fun auto I've ever owned.
Point Man,10/03/2018
When the time came to replace my aging 2008 BMW M6 (V10) the LC 500 immediately caught my eye. My wife has owned various Lexus SUVs for years, and although none of them or their sedans are my cup of tea, the new coupe was something I had to check out. We have a long first hand experience with the exceptional build quality one can expect from Lexus. My first impression was "wow, gorgeous." And it is. I was hooked after the initial test drive. Very powerful, but much more nimble than the M6. It is a heavy car, like the BMW, but without the "boat" feel. The exhaust note, although not a Formula 1 sound like the my M6 (with aftermarket Tubi pipes) is deep, pleasing, and sometimes almost throaty like a muscle car of another era. I absolutely love the sound, which is pronounced in the high performance mode, more quiet in normal or comfort mode. I got mine with every available option, and I can tell you the 4 wheel steering is incredible. I used to hate traffic circles. Now I love to drive them. The LC hugs the curves like it is glued to the road. You can accelerate going INTO a curve (as well as out), no problem. I had to order mine from Japan because with all of the options, there were none available in the US at the time in Infrared paint upgrade. This is a special 5 coat paint that changes with the time of day and angle of the sun. Incredible. People stop by my parking space and take selfies next to my care. I could go on and one. I've owned a lot of automobiles in my life, and the LC 500 is my favorite. I am so glad I own one. Worth every penny if you are fortunate to be able to afford one.
Eye Catcher
A great roadsters! You never want to stop driving it.After owning the car for 4 months I need to update my review. I wish I saw other reviews about braking squeals. Just took it in for same squealing front breaks at stops. For a 4 month old car with 3900 miles Lexus states they are aware of problem but does not have fix. A$100k car with this issue known but not solved is unacceptable. Also was informed a recall on fuel injection system is coming but no replacements parts at dealers yet. Owners have not gotten notice yet, only dealers. BEWARE, Lexus does not appear how to build high performance vehicles yet. We are trial owners.
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2018 Lexus LC 500 videos

CARLOS LAGO: This is my favorite part about Lexus LC 500. [ENGINE ROARING] That sound! [CHUCKLING]. The LC is the new Lexus flagship luxury car. In fact, LC might stand for luxury car. And on the outset, I mean we have to talk about the way this looks because it's easily the most stunning Lexus they've done yet. In my eyes, it's the most successful adaptation of their new design language, what with the spindle grille and all of the other elements that happened behind it. And there's a lot to take in. I'll say honestly this thing looks so much better in person than it doesn't pictures that when I first saw it back at I forget which auto show, it was like simply astounding. I stepped behind it and just looked at if for probably a good 10 minutes because there's a lot of stuff to take in. We'll talk about a couple of elements that I like. A couple of designs that I'm like yeah maybe we should done something different as we go around the car. The grille is definitely the car's most striking feature from the front aside from the headlights. The way it morphs as you go down and sort of stretches downward. The effect is like when you look at a point of view camera on a car going fast down a road and the bottom of the screen sort of stretches out. That distortion gives this sense of movement, even though the car's sitting still. And it's a really an interesting approach that flows nicely into the front end of the car. | headlights and the daytime running lights here on the side-- there's some interesting elements happening here, but probably the one of the more puzzling ones is if you get up close and look at the design inside of the glass itself there's interesting wavy structure, wavy material that just kind of looks weird up close. And that kind of defines a lot of the car here. Stepping back, we have these massive 21 inch wheels that are sort of black and chrome. And are really eye catching design on this kind of car that matches the overall look. Now, to me the overall look reminds me of the SC 430 if you were to evolve that car another 40, 50 years. And it's an important thing to do because this car is a descendant of that car in a sense. It has the same general proportions, and it just looks like the same kind of spaceship vibe that that car would give you when you first saw it. As we saw the profile of the LC, one other thing that happens here that you only notice is if you look straight on at the car, is that there's sort of a virtual belt line that extends from here to here. That's where it would normally sit. But because Lexus has scalloped it, that's what gives you that extra visibility at the sides. And that's what creates that strange effect from the gesture of the car. Going in the back we have not a ton of vents. There's some here, some in the front. I'm not sure how many are functional. But my favorite part on the back, my favorite visual aspect of the car, are the tail lights. When you step on the brake the way they light up, there's like this row of lights that get dimmer the further away they go. And the effect is similar to when you open up like your bathroom mirror into another mirror and you get that infinity like effect. It looks really cool. There's almost something like 80s about how it lights up. And something very modern about it as well. Some of the other questionable parts like the top of the tail light here has a sort of like textured plastic that you kind of wonder if would've been better served if it was just the mirror finish like it is right here. And then down at the bottom, the exhaust finishers, these aren't the real exhaust tips those are somewhere inside. But they've repeated them here, which is kind of curious. But it's these kind of like this mixture of like kind of curious things and really eye catching things that make this car overall something striking-- something that you won't mistake for anything else on the road. The first thing we have to talk about from behind the wheel of the LC is this. That is a sound you would never expect this car to make-- especially a Lexus to make. But when you fire this car up and it gives you that bark, and that sound, and you rev it out to 7,000 RPM, whoa man is that a glorious first experience. But though we have 470 odd horsepower from this 5 liter V-8, the acceleration may not feel as fast as it sounds. It does sound-- that sounds amazing. It's just you dip into the throttle when you get a chance and it makes you forget about everything else. But the nature of this car is more on the luxury side of things. It wants to have a smooth ride. It wants to feel good at all speeds. Not necessarily the fastest ones or going around corners quickly as possible. So because this car is more about comfort, you can't really criticize it for not being the most exciting to drive at the absolute limit, or being the fastest car that it can possibly be. So let's back off a bit. Let's put it in its comfort mode. Let me put the transmission back in drive, and let it do its own thing. Leave it up to its own devices. And when you do that, you find that the ride is very smooth. There's not a lot of road noise or wind noise. There's just that engine noise. And on top of that the way this car looks, how strange and striking it is, and how rich this interior feels, the combination is a car that feels special. And ultimately, when you're forking over six figures on a car it should freaking feel special. That's what this car does. And that's the mission it's set out to do. Visibility is not terrible, especially in conjunction with blind spot monitoring. The windshield feels large enough. And although these eight pillars are rather large, you still get plenty of visibility through the left. Blind spots aren't bad, like I mentioned. Large rear glass makes it easy to see out. And all these things combined with the steering and the accuracy it has makes for a car that doesn't feel big in its lane, makes for a car that's easy to place. And that's important because a car that feels easy to place is one that also feels easy to drive. But really, though, it's about that. It's all about-- it's all about that. That just sounds good. [ENGINE ROARING] [CHUCKLING] Man, glorious. I could do that all day. I could do that all day. The difficult thing with an exterior design that looks as spaceship like as this one is having an interior design that matches it, or reinforces it. And somehow when you sit in the Lexus LC, it does it. Lexus is one of the few luxury brands at this level of car that deliver a richness with the interior both with regard to overall design and lay out to materials that really makes the car feel special when you sit inside. It's a traditional layout. We've got a steering wheel with shift paddles. You've got a shifter right here. You've got an Infotainment controller here. But everything else-- the way the dash strings way with this horizontal bar, the leather on top of it, the stitching-- it looks really good. And even the burgundy suede like substance they even managed to pull that off too. Now, that's just the materials. And it's just scratching the surface of the experience of sitting in this car. You're low, the hood comes up almost in line with the steering wheel right here. You feel like you're in a low slung coupe. And that's the experience you should have in this kind of grand touring car. Now, as we put the accessories on, the electronics come to life. When you fire the car there's this like splash of color on the screen that is made to make turning on the car an experience that you also get when you fire up the engine. All right, now we've got the ignition on and we have the full display. First, we'll talk about this entertainment system. Big wide screen display that by actually using this touch pad controller down here, it responds to pinching and swiping gestures like you know a tablet or your phone would. And you have some buttons over here to navigate through the rest of the system. It might be OK with some practice. We haven't had extensive use with it. I tend to prefer a rotary dial or something that has a little bit more haptic feedback when you're trying to drive and navigate this. This Is an idea that I've thought would work really well and hopefully it can. This screen does have a little bit more of a delay though than some competitors within this segment. Overall, it seems like a pretty easy system to use. Unfortunately, it doesn't have Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. As we get to the gauge cluster, this is really one of the neat party tricks. As you cycle through different drive modes, the screen changes. When I get to sport plus for example, the tach changes to white, the red line gets more pronounced. All the numbers stay in the same place. I believe in the LFA super car they would actually adjust the numbers to put the red line right in the 12 o'clock in the tach. But here it stays in the same place. But everything gets bigger and easier to read and clearer. When I put it back in normal, it gets a little more subdued. And if I back it down to comfort or eco it changes slightly as well. The other trick is if I hit this button here, the tach actually moves over. And you don't see a lot of cars that do something like that, if any. And that gives you an additional display to look at like engine oil temp and a bigger picture. Or to cycle through some more different displays here. That's really neat tech like this that adds to the experience in ways that you really can't put in numbers, or you really can't describe beyond. It just looks cool, and it just feels special. And that's what a car like this is supposed to be. The Lexus LC looks like a concept car that's snuck out of an auto show. It attracts attention wherever it goes. More importantly, the driving experience backs up that design. You have this level of comfort, driving refinement, and build quality you'd expect from a Lexus. Overall, this makes the LC 500 a very compelling car. If you liked what you see here, hit subscribe or check out more on Edmond's YouTube channel.

2018 Lexus LC 500 Review

Edmunds Senior Writer Carlos Lago has way too much fun checking out the 2018 Lexus LC 500 sport coupe, deeming it "the most stunning Lexus" yet. This all-new Lexus flagship luxury car features not only a head-turning design, which makes it appear to go fast while standing still, but also 470 horsepower from a 5.0L V8 to back it up. Heads-up, watch the video with the sound on.

Features & Specs

16 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
10-speed shiftable automatic
471 hp @ 7100 rpm
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Our experts’ favorite LC 500 safety features:

All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Maintains a set distance between the LC 500 and the car in front, automatically adjusting your speed. Can bring the LC 500 to a full stop.
Pre-Collision System
Sounds an alert if a front collision with a vehicle or pedestrian is deemed imminent. Can also automatically apply the brakes.
Intuitive Park Assist
Sounds an alert as the LC 500 approaches an object in front of or behind the car.

Lexus LC 500 vs. the competition

2018 Lexus LC 500

2018 Lexus LC 500

2018 Acura NSX

2018 Acura NSX

Lexus LC 500 vs. Acura NSX

Both the NSX and LC 500 are coupes, but their manufacturers' competing philosophies that define these two are plain to see. The NSX is an aggressive mid-engine sports car, with just enough room for two overnight bags and low-slung, track-oriented seating. In contrast, the LC 500 is more relaxed and comfortable and follows the playbook of the classic grand tourer.

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Lexus LC 500 vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Both feature sumptuous interior design and build quality. But the S-Class emphasizes luxury with its larger size, more powerful engines and standard all-wheel drive. Driving enthusiasts will appreciate the LC's lighter weight and rear-wheel-drive layout, combined with bolder styling and a lower price point. Nevertheless, both are great for road trips and general curbside appeal.

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Lexus LC 500 vs. Porsche 911

The 911 is the very definition of a sports coupe: Its standard manual transmission, sporty suspension calibration, and light weight mean it can carve up twisty roads and tracks without breaking a sweat. The LC, on the other hand, is the definition of a grand tourer. It has comfortable seats and suspension, a quiet ride, and an interior designed to delight.

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2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe for Sale

Lexus LC 500 2018 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 10A)
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More about the 2018 Lexus LC 500

The 2018 Lexus LC 500 is a large, luxurious sport coupe that goes toe to toe with the biggest and best grand tourers in the world. Like Lexus' high-performance RC F and GS F, LC 500 is sold in just a single trim level, so finding the right one is easy. Although very well-equipped right out of the gate, a few packages are available, which include additional luxury and performance features.

Like the RC F and GS F, the rear-wheel-drive LC 500 is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 with a smoking 471 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. Its substantial list of standard features includes 20-inch wheels, LED exterior lights with automatic high-beam control, adaptive cruise control, heated and ventilated front seats, a 12-speaker audio system, a pre-collision warning system, and lane departure warning and intervention. Stand-alone options include forged wheels, a head-up display, a limited-slip differential and a 13-speaker audio system.

Three optional packages (All-Weather, Convenience and Touring) cover all available luxury additions, including a heated steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, faux suede headliner and upgraded leather upholstery. The aptly named Sport and Performance packages make the LC 500 a slightly more hard-edged sports car, with body-hugging sport seats, an adaptive rear spoiler, variable-ratio steering and active rear steering.

The high-end grand touring segment is replete with exotic European coupes, but few carry a starting price below six figures. Even then, most can't match the LC 500's level of standard equipment. On the downside, it doesn't have the deep level of customization that rivals offer, and the touchpad that controls the infotainment interface isn't precise and can be frustrating to use. Still, we think touring enthusiasts will appreciate the LC 500's jaw-dropping interior and supple ride quality, while Lexus fanatics will be enticed by its surprisingly sporty driving dynamics. If you decide the LC 500 is the luxury coupe for you, be sure to use Edmunds' pricing and inventory tools to find the perfect model in your area.

2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe Overview

The 2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe is offered in the following styles: 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 10A).

What do people think of the 2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 LC 500 Coupe 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 LC 500 Coupe.

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe?
2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 10A)

The 2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 10A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $98,175. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 10A) is trending $11,778 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $11,778 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$86,397.

The average savings for the 2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 10A) is12% below the MSRP.

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2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe Listings and Inventory

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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Lexus LC 500?

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