Lexus LC review - Practicality, comfort and boot space
Rear space is limited in the LC, so the car is best suited to two people – and it has boot space to match
At 4770mm long and 1920mm wide, the LC isn’t a small car. Yet, not much of that seems to be translated to room inside the cabin.
Leg room, head room & passenger space
Although the LC is billed as a 2+2, in practice it’s far better to think of it as a two-seater and treat the two rear seats as nothing more than extended luggage space. Because it's so cramped back there, you’ll struggle to get anyone in the rear seats unless the driver and passenger are willing to make a big compromise on their own legroom.
For those in the front, though, things are fine. There’s good leg, head and shoulder space, as well as comfy seats – trimmed in Alcantara and leather on the Sport Pack and Sport+ Pack models – but not a huge amount of cubby space around the cabin.
If you’re not expecting a huge amount of luggage space in the LC, you won’t be disappointed – there’s only 197 litres in the boot of the V8 model, and that drops to 172 litres in the hybrid because of the battery pack under the boot floor. At least it isn't too difficult to load, as – in spite of a high lip – it’s a wide space.
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 CostsThe 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 space - currently readingRear 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