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 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.
7.2
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$70,200$47,775$89,900$88,200
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy14 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-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Subcompact CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsLarge CarsTwo-Seaters
Style Name    
LC 500 RWD640i xDrive Gran TurismoSedan 25t RWDS 450 SedanSL 450 Roadster
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
45552
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
CoupeHatchbackSedanSedanRoadster
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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