2018 LC 500h

Consumer Reviews

2018 Lexus LC 500h

$96,510 - $96,510  MSRP Range

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Our Take on the 2018 Lexus LC 500h

The verdict:

The hybrid-powered 2018 LC 500h slightly sours the delightful LC experience in the name of increased fuel economy.

Versus the competition:

The LC 500h’s electric gadgetry boosts fuel economy but not acceleration or handling like some sporty hybrids do.

The V-8-powered 2018 Lexus LC 500 has the sensual styling of a $200,000 concourse beauty and is a coupe that teeters on the edge of greatness. Its striking good looks make the $92,995 starting price (all prices cited include destination charges) a bargain. It's also available in a hybrid version, the $97,505 LC 500h I drove for this review, which is a more perplexing proposition. 

Its fuel economy skyrockets to an EPA-rated 30 mpg combined, up from the V-8's 19 mpg. The LC 500h's hybrid parts aren't used to elevate acceleration or handling performance over the non-hybrid, which is odd because the LC is a sports car and the current trend among hybrid sports cars is that... Read More