The 2018 Lexus LC 500h is a luxurious sport coupe that stands out from the rest of the elite grand tourers because it's driven by a hybrid powertrain. Like other high-performance Lexus models — such as the V8-powered LC 500 and RC F — finding the right model is easy because the LC 500h is sold in a single trim level. Although very well-equipped right out of the gate, a few packages are available, which add extra luxury and performance features.
The rear-wheel-drive LC 500h is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 paired to an electric motor; total system horsepower is a healthy 354 hp. 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.
All available luxury additions are bundled into three options packages: All-Weather, Convenience and Touring. Features include a heated steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, simulated suede headliner and upgraded leather upholstery. The aptly named Sport and Performance packages are sure to increase blood flow, with body-hugging sport seats, an adaptive rear spoiler, variable-ratio steering, and active rear steering among the performance upgrades.
The high-end grand touring segment is replete with exotic European coupes, but few offer hybrid powertrains and practically none carries a starting price below six figures. On top of that, most can't match the LC 500h's level of standard equipment. On the downside, the LC doesn't have the deep level of customization rivals offer, and the touchpad that controls the infotainment interface isn't precise and can be frustrating to use. Still, we think Lexus fanatics will be enticed by its surprisingly sporty driving dynamics, while touring enthusiasts will appreciate the LC 500's jaw-dropping interior and supple ride quality. If you decide the LC 500h is the luxury hybrid for you, be sure to use Edmunds' pricing and inventory tools to find the perfect model in your area.
2018 Lexus LC 500h Overview
The 2018 Lexus LC 500h is offered in the following submodels: Coupe. Available styles include and 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT). LC 500h models are available with a 3.5 l-liter hybrid engine, with output up to 354 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 LC 500h comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The 2018 LC 500h comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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