2021 Lexus LC vs. Its Competition

2021 Lexus LC Convertible
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Lexus LC leans toward luxury more than it does performance, which makes it stand out against most of its direct rivals.

The BMW 8-Series strikes a good balance in base versions, while M editions rocket into another realm.

The Mercedes-Benz SL is plush most of the time and sporty in certain configurations.

By contrast, the Jaguar F-Type feels like something of a bargain, though it also now feels fated.

The Porsche 911 does nearly all things well and shouldn’t be missed.

It’s not likely many shoppers will also consider the Nissan GT-R, but those who do will find ferocious performance and a sprinkling of luxury.

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Quick Specs
The 2021 Lexus LC turns every driveway into a fashion runway.
The 2021 Jaguar F-Type coupe or convertible looks like nothing else on the road, if that helps justify the price.
The 2021 Porsche 911 bristles with pavement-conquering confidence, and brims with tech and luxe touches.
It’s back and the 2020 BMW 8-Series is available in any style except SUV. You go, BMW.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class may be the end of the line for the luxury roadster.
The 2020 Nissan GT-R has a dated interior and isn’t the value it used to be, but it’s performance defies expectations.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Subcompact CarsTwo SeatersMinicompact CarsMidsize CarsTwo SeatersSubcompact Cars
Style Name     
LC 500 CoupeCoupe Automatic P300Carrera Coupe840i Gran CoupeSL 450 RoadsterPremium AWD
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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