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2020 Lexus LC

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2020 LC 500 Base 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe
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Price:   -  From $92,950
2020 LC 500h Base 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $97,510

Overview

What's New

The 2020 Lexus LC sports car returns for a third year and is mostly unchanged. The automaker unbundled some of its option packages, such as no longer requiring upgraded wheels when opting for the Premium Package.

An LC 500 Inspiration Series rolls out, but this special trim package is limited to 100 units. It comes in Nori Green Pearl paint and has a set of two-tone, 21-inch wheels and tires. Inside is a special black-and-tan color scheme.

Choosing Your Lexus LC

The Lexus LC is available in two trims: the gas-powered LC 500 and the hybrid LC 500h. Pricing starts at $93,975 including destination for the LC 500 and rises to $98,485 for the LC 500h.

Engine Choices

The LC 500 is equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 engine, while the LC 500h has a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with two electric motors.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
5.0L V8471 hp398 lb-ft19 mpg
3.5L V6 Hybrid354 hp257 lb-ft30 mpg

Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is unavailable. The V8 engine works with a 10-speed automatic transmission, while the hybrid utilizes an electronically-controlled continuously variable transmission paired with a four-speed automatic.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Lexus LC is a coupe that seats four, although the rear seat is essentially useless for tall passengers. That said, smaller individuals may find the room bearable with access and egress better than most other cars in this segment. At least the LC rewards the driver and front passenger with exceptionally comfortable sport seats.

Consider using your back seat for extra storage space because the trunk measures just 5.4 cubic feet in the standard model and 4.7 cubic feet in the hybrid.

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Safety Features

Lexus delivers many of the important driver-assist safety features today's buyers expect. All LC models come with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, road sign assist, and automatic high beams.

Connectivity

In this day of touchscreen connectivity, the Lexus LC’s 10.3-inch display with a remote touchpad disappoints. The touchpad does all the work, but the learning curve is steep and you may find yourself distracted, which is never a good thing.

On the flip side, the infotainment system has several features we like, including Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth, and navigation. A color head-up display is a $900 standalone option.

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LC 500 - From $93,975

The LC 500 has a long list of standard features including LED lighting, fog lights, sport alloy wheels, performance tires, an adaptive suspension system, and a sport exhaust system. Inside, leather upholstery, a moonroof, heated front seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control come standard.

The available Performance Package ($5,960) adds a carbon fiber roof, active rear steering, variable gear-ratio steering, a speed-activated rear wing, carbon fiber door scuff plates, an Alcantara headliner, and eight-way power front seats with Alcantara inserts.

LC 500h - From $98,485

For an additional $4,510, the 500h brings hybrid technology to the LC. Beyond the hybrid drivetrain, the two models are virtually identical, though the LC 500h does add a rear spoiler.

A 13-speaker Mark Levinson audio system is bundled with perforated semi-aniline leather front seats and an Alcantara headliner in the Touring Package ($1,790).

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CarsDirect Tip

Lexus places the emphasis on refinement with each of its models, but the 2020 Lexus LC simply adds an exclamation point. Opt for the hybrid model for the notable increase in fuel economy.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
5.0L V-8 / 471 HP / 398 ft.lbs.
Transmission
10-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
16 / 25 / 20 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
4
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
5.0L V-8 / 471 HP / 398 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
16 / 25 / 20 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Multi-link
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
21.7 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$83
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
5.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
86 Cu.ft. / 85 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
187.4 "
Exterior Width
75.6 "
Exterior Height
53.0 "
Front Headroom
37.2 " / 36.8 "
Rear Headroom
32.2 "
Front Legroom
42.0 "
Rear Legroom
32.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
48.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,280 Lbs.
Wheel Base
113 "
Turning Radius
17.7 ' / 17.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
20.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 20.0 " Polished Forged Aluminum / 21.0 " Polished W/painted Accents Forged Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Two-tone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down
Bumpers
Body-colored / Front Body-colored With Carbon Fibre Insert
Grille Moldings
Metal-look W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Lip / Power
Exhaust
Dual Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
4
Seat Trim
Nuluxe Leather / Semi-aniline Leather / Alcantara Simulated Suede/leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Bucket
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Mark Levinson Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
12 / 13 Mark Levinson
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob And Smart Device-as-key
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Lexus Safety System+ Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Monitor Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Pre-collision System (pcs) Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Vehicle Sway Warning Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Smart Beam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
6 Months / 5,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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