Lexus LC review - MPG, CO2 and Running Costs
The hybrid's 44mpg is pretty impressive in this sort of car, but you’ll be lucky to get the claimed 24mpg from the V8
Given how much performance it has, the hybrid puts up a reasonable performance for economy. In the official tests, its combined fuel economy is 44.1mpg, while it emits just 145g/km of CO2 - impressive.
It's especially impressive when you compare that with the V8, which is not much quicker, but manages only just over half of the hybrid's economy. And, of course, if you use its full potential, you won't be able to get anywhere near the 24.6mph it returns in the official tests.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, these won’t be cheap cars to buy or to run – every model is in at least Group 47 for insurance – but at least you shouldn’t get any unexpected bills in the long run if the brand’s reliability record is anything to go by. Lexus continually sits at the top of our Driver Power satisfaction survey, with strong reliability scores contributing to the strong performances.
In this review
- 1VerdictHi-tech Lexus luxury coupe piles on the style to take on the Mercedes SL and BMW 8 Series
- 2Engines, performance and driveBoth V8 and hybrid have plenty of punch, but neither is scintillating. Otherwise, the LC does the GT things well, with close to sports car agility
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingThe hybrid's 44mpg is pretty impressive in this sort of car, but you’ll be lucky to get the claimed 24mpg from the V8
- 4Interior, design and technologyBuild quality is strong, but design is a mixed bag – from the minimalist door panels to the ergonomic mess that is the dashboard
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceRear space is limited in the LC, so the car is best suited to two people – and it has boot space to match
- 6Reliability and SafetyGiven Lexus’ consistent high scoring in Driver Power, you’d expect an LC to keep owners satisfied. There's a strong roster of safety kit, too