Lexus LC review - Reliability and Safety
Given 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
Lexus has become a byword for reliability and satisfaction, with dealers going out of their way to keep customers happy. The brand and its models have been consistently high-achievers in our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey over the past 15 years.
The desire to produce reliable cars is even evident in the engineering choices. For example, the gearbox in the V8 is a traditional automatic, with a multi-plate clutch, as that’s deemed to wear less than a DSG twin-clutch system.
All versions of the LC also come with the Lexus Safety System+, which includes a pre-crash safety system (autonomous emergency braking plus pedestrian detection), adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist with lane departure warning, automatic high beam LED lights and road sign recognition.
You’d hope not to need to call on a Lexus warranty, but the company's standard warranty lasts for three years and 60,000 miles. In addition to that, hybrid models also have five-year/60,000-mile cover for the hybrid system's components and battery.
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 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 Safety - currently readingGiven 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