Our experts review the 2018 Lexus LC 500.

Edmunds Senior Writer Carlos Lago has way too much fun checking out the 2018 Lexus LC 500 sport coupe, deeming it "the most stunning Lexus" yet. This all-new Lexus flagship luxury car features not only a head-turning design, which makes it appear to go fast while standing still, but also 470 horsepower from a 5.0L V8 to back it up. Heads-up, watch the video with the sound on.

Q: How much is the new Lexus LC 500?
A: The 2018 Lexus LC 500 is $104,476.

Q: What is the Lexus LC 500's acceleration like?
A: There's a huge push from the 2018 Lexus LC 500's 5.0-liter V8 off the line, and it doesn't taper off much until you hit the upper rev range of each gear. The 10-speed automatic upshifts quickly.

Q: How much room is in the Lexus LC 500's trunk?
A: The 2018 Lexus LC 500's trunk offers just 5.4 cubic feet of cargo space, far less than what you'll get in just about any rival. It might fit two carry-on bags at most.

Time Jump
0:01 Introduction
0:54 Walk-around
3:35 Driving impressions
6:36 Interior
9:51 Final thoughts

Read our full review at: www.edmunds.com/lexus/lc-500/2018/coupe/

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    • Gary Nembhard
      Gary Nembhard

      I think this was supposed to be the evolved, grown up Supra.

      about 1 month ago
    • Gigo Lo
      Gigo Lo

      Every design on that car has its own purpose. Toyotas ingenuity.

      about 2 months ago
    • Fred Williams
      Fred Williams

      That sound! Yep the great ol V8. No other engine sounds better realy, And yet most car manufacturers are doing away with them! Sad!

      about 2 months ago
    • Juraj Zamek
      Juraj Zamek


      about 6 months ago
    • Eduardo Tarusov
      Eduardo Tarusov

      How did I end up here? Was looking for a Toyota Corolla and end up looking at $80,000 Lexus :). The Power of YouTube.

      about 7 months ago
    • Brian Eduardo
      Brian Eduardo

      why do car reviewers love noise! I hate it

      about 7 months ago
    • susan sands
      susan sands

      I bought the car 4 months ago. Same color as shown on the video. The engine is very loud and when I want to go somewhere late at night, it'll practically wake up the whole neighborhood just to turn it on. The LC hybrid is quiet and uses a lot less gasoline. That's the one I should have purchased.  
      Visors are too short in the window and they don't block out the sun completely. I wish they had built the car without the back seats. It would look even sportier. Trunk size is okay for me. Roomier than I had expected. I'm enjoying the car.

      about 8 months ago
    • BC P
      BC P

      Its got an aluminum engine block so its worthless. Don't rev that dumb thing ever or it will warp break. What a terrible design choice. Really limits the life of the vehicle.

      about 9 months ago
    • Woarie


      about 10 months ago
    • crowlimite

      Going to get one in 2022, saving up , that Certified route is the way to go, I'll be trading my 2004 SC430, only 76,500 miles right now, still should get $10,000.0 by then.

      about 10 months ago
    • Wangdiddy

      Car looks super cheap for 100k. Why not carbon fiber around the back taillights and a meaner looking exhaust. Not a big fan of the front and 90s inside.

      about 11 months ago
    • E. R.
      E. R.

      Price please

      about 11 months ago
    • tie oneon
      tie oneon

      mb filled with problems of squeling brakes Lex not addressing???

      about 1 year ago
    • Immersion OZ
      Immersion OZ

      The funny texture on the top of the tail lights is there because normal chrome whether on plastic or metal will tend to spider web in 3 to 5 years depending on the amount of sun or maintenance the car has. However, that texture will hide or make impossible for any spider webbing to occur. Just go look at 5 year old chrome on a regular car. Toyota has done this before, I just can't remember on which car.

      about 1 year ago
    • susan sands
      susan sands

      I bought a brand new 2018 LC500 yesterday, Liquid Platinum. Love the car. It's everything and more. The car is so comfortable, beautiful and handles so well. I traded in my Mercedes SL550 for this one. The service manager at Mercedes said, "If you want a trouble-free car, buy a Lexus." How's that for a recommendation for Lexus!! So, I took his advice. I considered buying the RC350F Sport but when I saw the LC500, I started drooling. 2018 is the first run and so no one knows yet what may break or fail. I'm happy I bought the car.

      about 1 year ago
    • Iboy Dafreshest
      Iboy Dafreshest In reply to susan sands

      Nice achievement.

      about 3 months ago
    • hyun kim
      hyun kim

      Cool how a water bottle react to quick acceleration.

      about 1 year ago
    • antonio sierra
      antonio sierra

      LC stands for LEXUS Chalenge

      about 1 year ago
    • tanashost nutsai
      tanashost nutsai


      about 1 year ago
    • tanashost nutsai
      tanashost nutsai

      not best but LC 500 may be tobe number 1

      about 1 year ago
    • Ricky Ortiz
      Ricky Ortiz

      Can’t wait for the LC500 F

      about 1 year ago
    • The Zahids
      The Zahids

      This person is the probably the best auto reviewer I have seen so far.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jesus H Medrano
      Jesus H Medrano

      carlod why would they not put that v8 on their flagship ls? insteas they went with that cost cutting v6 turbo crap.

      about 1 year ago
    • Peterbalogh84

      LC means
      "lexus challenge"
      Not "Luxury coupe or luxury car". Stop making up names

      about 1 year ago
    • Kareem Galaroza
      Kareem Galaroza

      is this the new supra?

      about 1 year ago
    • Bryan Smith
      Bryan Smith

      Great review Carlos... great car Lexus !

      about 1 year ago
    • X11KYX

      Love this car reminds me of the LFA from certain angles

      about 1 year ago
    • mephisto1025

      Best looking coupe of 2018

      about 1 year ago
    • m_ a_b
      m_ a_b

      $100k is not worth it, the exterior is excellent but interior is boring and looks really cheap nothing really exciting. Since both lc 500 and rc f shares the same motor ,I prefer buying the rc f for less money and better looking interior.

      about 1 year ago
    • The hunger has returned. It never really left.
      The hunger has returned. It never really left.

      nice lexus commercial. way to go you xfing sellout....

      about 1 year ago
    • The hunger has returned. It never really left.
      The hunger has returned. It never really left.

      obese pig of a car.

      about 1 year ago