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2019 Lexus LC 500

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$74,702 — $121,931 NEW and USED
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Coupe
4 Seats
19 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Head-turning looks
  • Headlight and taillight units are sharp and attractive
  • Cabin materials
  • Large screens on the dashboard

The Bad

  • Backseat is unusable, even by children
  • Poor visibility
  • Interior design is not as dramatic as exterior
2019 Lexus LC 500 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Lexus LC 500
  • Apple CarPlay connectivity now standard
  • Four-seat luxury sports coupe
  • 471-hp V-8 engine (LC 500)
  • 354-hp hybrid drivetrain (LC 500h)
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • All-digital instrument panel

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2019 Lexus LC 500 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2019 Lexus LC?

The 2019 Lexus LC is a four-seat luxury coupe. The dramatically styled two-door is available as the LC 500 with a 471-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission or the LC 500h with a 354-hp hybrid drivetrain. Both versions are rear-wheel drive. Competitors include the BMW M850i, Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and Jaguar F-Type.

What’s New on the 2019 Lexus LC?

Tweaks to the 2019 LC focus on cruising comfort. Transmission software changes soften part-throttle shifts, while suspension changes aim to improve ride comfort. New standard connectivity includes Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity and Amazon Alexa integration as well as remote functions accessible from a smart watch or Alexa device.

What Features in the 2019 Lexus LC Are Most Important?

As a flagship coupe for Lexus, the LC is a showcase for the brand and includes many standard features like 20-inch wheels, an active exhaust system, navigation with a 10.3-inch screen, adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. Options include semi-aniline leather upholstery, an Alcantara simulated-suede headliner, a head-up display and a Mark Levinson surround-sound system.

Should I Buy the 2019 Lexus LC?

The Lexus LC combines knockout styling, top-notch luxury appointments and engaging driving dynamics. It skews to the luxury end of the spectrum rather than offering a pure sports car experience. The LC 500h hybrid is less enjoyable to drive and costs more. If ultimate performance — or a usable backseat — are important, then you’ll need to shop around.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Lexus LC 500 currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 Lexus LC 500 has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Lexus

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The LC 500 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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