2018 Lexus LC vs. Its Competition

2018 Lexus LC500
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Lexus LC 500 arrives to a finicky portion of the market—one that wants the bragging rights, and some measure of driving satisfaction—yet long-distance luxury-car comfort.

The Jaguar XF also offers a rorty V-8 engine and well-tuned driving experience, although the LC looks more spacious inside.

The BMW 6-Series is offered in high-performance M6 form; as such, it’s not as rewarding to drive as it should be, but the spacious interior is great for all-day drives.

The S-Class Coupe is very spacious, and more comfort-focused than others in this group.

Meanwhile the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a family of roadsters with top-down enjoyment yet enough touring refinement where you wouldn’t know the difference with the top up.

The Cadillac ATS-V is a smaller, high-performance model, but its strong V-8 performance and unique coupe body style make it one to weigh against the LC.

2018 Lexus LC5002018 Lexus LC
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2018 BMW 6-Series2018 BMW 6-Series
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2018 Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V Championship Edition models2018 Cadillac ATS-V
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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake2018 Jaguar XF
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S4502018 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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2018 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class2018 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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Quick Specs
7.4
Lexus aims in a completely new direction with its 2018 LC 500 Coupe—and it’s an exciting one.
6.8
One of the ultimate grand-tourers, the BMW 6-Series stands ready to eat up miles, buyers' budgets, and premium unleaded.
7.4
A sports car with a more practical body, the 2018 Cadillac ATS-V represents American engineering at its very best.
7.2
The 2018 Jaguar XF lives its best life in Sportbrake form; the turbo-4 emerges here in untested form.
8.4
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz continues to push the envelope for comfort. safety, and autonomous driving aids, while improving upon its effortless power and dignified road manners.
7.6
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class represents the pinnacle of droptop grand touring cruisers. But what does that mean anymore?
MSRP From     
$92,000$70,200N/A$47,775$89,900$88,200
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Subcompact CarsMid-Size CarsN/AMid-Size CarsLarge CarsTwo-Seaters
Style Name     
LC 500 RWD640i xDrive Gran TurismoN/ASedan 25t RWDS 450 SedanSL 450 Roadster
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
45N/A552
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
CoupeHatchbackN/ASedanSedanRoadster
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODN/AAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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