2019 Lexus LC 500h Review
Pros & Cons
- Cabin design and interior materials are extraordinary
- High fuel economy for a performance coupe
- Effective at being both sporty and comfortable
- Generous list of standard features makes it somewhat of a bargain
- Touchpad controller is frustrating to use
- Trunk and interior storage space are limited
- Transmission has slow, indecisive shifts
- Other high-end sport coupes offer a greater degree of customization
List Price Estimate
$62,752 - $72,199
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Which LC 500h does Edmunds recommend?
The 2019 Lexus LC 500h is available in only one trim level, but a few choice packages exist to help tailor the car to your lifestyle. We like the Convenience package for its blind-spot monitoring and the Touring package for its premium leather upholstery and simulated-suede headliner. While the Sport package is enticing, we think it's better suited to the V8-powered LC 500.
Edmunds' Expert Review
The LC 500h's powertrain is less appealing in every way than the more affordable V8 option, save for fuel economy. It's not power-deficient, but it does add a palpable 150 pounds and some drivability issues. And it removes all the aural pleasure you would have enjoyed with the eight-cylinder.
The standard seats are more comfortable than the optional sport seats and are appropriate for this impressively comfortable grand tourer. The ride is excellent, highway noise is minimal, and the climate control works very well when left to its own devices.
Good visibility and a comfortable, sporty driving position are the highlights. This Lexus is also easier to get in and out of than many low-slung coupes. The cabin is mostly very upscale, with a few exceptions. The biggest letdown is the touchpad infotainment interface.
The LC 500h has very little usable space considering its size. Small-item storage is at a premium, without even a good spot to store your phone for easy access. The trunk is very small and heats up quickly. The back seat is the most useful storage space in the vehicle.
It's unfortunate that a car that looks so space age on the outside should be saddled with Lexus' technology on the inside. While the trick sliding gauge cluster is a nice touch, the infotainment system is particularly frustrating, and voice controls yield inconsistent results.
|Overall||7.4 / 10|
Features & Specs
Our experts like the LC 500h models:
- All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Adjusts vehicle speed to maintain a set distance between the LC 500h and the car in front while using cruise control.
- Pre-Collision System
- Alerts the driver if a front collision with a pedestrian or vehicle is deemed imminent. Can automatically apply the brakes.
- Intuitive Park Assist
- Sounds an alert that increases in frequency as the LC 500h approaches an object in front of or behind the car.