Subscribe:
Chilton’s Repair:
Sponsored Ads:
Car Charger:
Sponsored Ads:
AutoBarn.com:
Auto Europe:
SuperTune Auto Parts:
K1 - TR2 Triumph SFI-1 Auto Racing Suit - Driving Nomex Style Fire SFI 3.2A/1
$155.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-28-2018 15:35:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

K1 - TR2 Triumph SFI-1 Auto Racing Suit - Driving Nomex Style Fire SFI 3.2A/1
$155.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-28-2018 15:35:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

K1 - TR2 Triumph SFI-1 Auto Racing Suit - Driving Nomex Style Fire SFI 3.2A/1
$155.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-28-2018 15:35:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ZAMP - FSA-3 SA2015 Auto Racing Helmet - HANS Ready - Snell Rated - Full Face +
$159.95
End Date: Saturday Mar-17-2018 16:38:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $159.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ATM-3211 Auto Meter Light Bulb & Socket 2 1/16" & 2 5/8" Gauges 4.9 Watts No.168
$9.99
End Date: Friday Mar-23-2018 20:47:59 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

K1 Pro-XS Auto Race Gloves---Youth/Small Adult---Black/Red---SFI 3.2A/5
$25.00
End Date: Wednesday Mar-21-2018 6:47:30 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Auto Meter Black Gauge Mounting Cups
$25.00
End Date: Thursday Mar-8-2018 16:54:39 PST
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Fitting Adapter NPT 1/8" Female Metric M12X1.5 Male Replace auto meter 2277 _5P
$8.98
End Date: Wednesday Mar-7-2018 9:46:15 PST
Buy It Now for only: $8.98
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ZAMP - FSA-3 SA2015 Auto Racing Helmet - HANS Ready - Snell Rated - Full Face +
$159.95
End Date: Saturday Mar-17-2018 16:38:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $159.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

K1 - TR2 Triumph SFI-1 Auto Racing Suit - Driving Nomex Style Fire SFI 3.2A/1
$155.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-28-2018 15:35:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

PostHeaderIcon The Lexus LC500’s Interior is Breathtaking

The 2018 Lexus LC500 is a beautiful car to behold. Just look at it – everything from those exterior lines and Coke bottle haunches to the interior’s deep bucket seats and intricate dashboard. The dash pulls cues and inspiration from the famed Lexus LFA while combining new elements and Lexus’ most modern take on the Enform infotainment system.

Continue reading for more on the 2018 Lexus LC500’s interior.

Not Your Grandmother’s Lexus


The Lexus LC500's Interior is Breathtaking - image 767653
“The Lexus brand might be synonymous with luxury-fied Toyotas with cushy seats and a frustrating infotainment system, that’s not the case here – well, mostly”

The Lexus brand might be synonymous with luxury-fied Toyotas with cushy seats and a frustrating infotainment system, that’s not the case here – well, mostly. The LC is decked out with high-end materials that feel and look more upscale than the average Lexus. Black leather abounds on nearly every surface and white contrast stitching adds detail. As a part of the $1,400 Sport Package, the seats come with Alcantara suede inserts and leather side bolsters. The suede continues onto the swoopy door panels and into the rear seats.

The Lexus LC500 has four interior colors to choose from: Black, Toasted Caramel, Bespoke White, and as on my tester, Rioja Red. Eight-way power adjustable front seats make getting comfy an easy task and the power-adjustable steering column allows the driver to achieve his optimum driving position.


The Lexus LC500's Interior is Breathtaking - image 767654
“Eight-way power adjustable front seats make getting comfy an easy task and the power-adjustable steering column allows the driver to achieve his optimum driving position”

Thanks to the LC’s low cowl, the view forward over the long, sloping hood is very generous. In fact, outward visibility is pretty impressive considering the LC’s thick C-pillars. The tall greenhouse and large side mirrors certainly help. Even the rear view isn’t terrible. Naturally, good outward views are conducive to added driver confidence, which ultimately aids overall performance.

The LC’s helm is a small-diameter steering wheel with three spokes and magnesium paddle shifters. The thick wheel is leather-wrapped with both solid and perforated leathers and has two-level heating for those cold winter drives.

Ergonomics are pretty good when simply driving. Thanks to the power seat and power steering column with both tilt and telescoping adjustments, the LC feels great to drive. However, things start going awry when doing other tasks besides burning down a back road.


The Lexus LC500's Interior is Breathtaking - image 767659
“The LC only has two cup holders – one of which is more of a square storage spot than a dedicated cup holder”

The LC only has two cup holders – one of which is more of a square storage spot than a dedicated cup holder. The main cup holder is found just ahead of the main radio volume knob near the Enform’s trackpad. Larger cups block the passenger’s access to their HVAC controls. The second “backup” cup holder is under the center armrest lid, which requires the lid be slid rearward.

More problems come with the Enform system. While its appearance is far more modern than other Enform systems in the Lexus family, its usability is still very questionable. Things like controls for the heated and vented seats are buried under the climate menu tab; changing a setting requires concentration and visual focus. Of course, that means the driver isn’t paying attention to the road. Other controls like selecting radio presets or imputing a destination into the navigation system is simply too involved. Thankfully, the large volume knob and the two metal toggle switches for the seat and tune features are a pleasure to use and make those adjustments very simple.


The Lexus LC500's Interior is Breathtaking - image 767671
“For the driver, the LFA-inspired gauge cluster is a beauty”

For the driver, the LFA-inspired gauge cluster is a beauty. The fully digital cluster uses a sliding tachometer screen that, when slid to the right via pressing a button, uncovers another screen for selecting and changing menu settings. Those functions are handled by the five-way keypad on the left-hand side of the wheel. And like the LFA (as well as Lexus F Sport models) the tachometer changes color and intensity when switching between the drive modes. A color head-up display is available and features a handy speed limit sign that helps keep drivers aware of traffic laws.

Back Seats for Nobody


The Lexus LC500's Interior is Breathtaking - image 767655
“Even with the front seats moved fairly far forward, the rear offers little to no legroom”

The Lexus LC500 is technically a 2+2 coupe with seating for four. Once inside, however, the proposition of carrying more than two people becomes laughable. Even with the front seats moved fairly far forward, the rear offers little to no legroom. I’m not a tall guy at five-foot, six-inches, but my normal seating position leaves zero legroom for my six-year-old daughter. She ended up propping her feet on the transmission tunnel.

While they’re cramped, the back seats are there just in case. More useful, though, would be storing an overnight bag or tossing a jacket back there. Thankfully, the LC500 has a decently large trunk. It’s big enough for a weekend’s worth of luggage. Its main drawback is its shallow depth. And as with many cars these days, there is no spare tire. The trunk’s most egregious offense is its missing release button. That’s right, if you want to open the trunk, you either have to use the button on the key fob or open the driver’s door and push the button near the steering wheel. That’s frustrating.


The Lexus LC500's Interior is Breathtaking - image 767652
“The LC500 has a decently large trunk.”

It’s also interesting how a $100,000 luxury coupe doesn’t come with a 360-degree camera system. The LC’s long nose ends somewhere over the horizon, so it’s hard to tell where to stop in a parking space. A front-facing camera would fix this. Side view cameras would also help ease the nerves when pulling near a curb with those lovely 21-inch wheels.

Final Thoughts


The Lexus LC500's Interior is Breathtaking - image 767664
“Despite its few minor complaints, the 2018 Lexus LC500 proves to be a worthwhile luxury coupe”

Despite its few minor (a couple of somewhat major) complaints, the 2018 Lexus LC500 proves to be a worthwhile luxury coupe. Its interior is befitting of the prestige and price tag Lexus is assigning to its new halo model.

It’s also fantastic to see a luxury automaker use more than just black leather in its interior. The Rioja Red interior might not have been my first choice, but it quickly grew on me and ended up being a highlight of the interior experience.

References

Lexus LC


2018 Lexus LC 500 - image 710825

Read our full review on the 2018 Lexus LC 500.


maker logos - image 746643

Read more Lexus news.

Comments are closed.

TiresDirect
SuperTune Kit:
Auto Auctions:
2014 Ford Mustang GT Coupe 2-Door 2014 FORD MUSTANG GT 5.0 AUTOMATIC SPOILER HIDS 17K MI #231389 Texas Direct Auto
$1.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Mar-3-2018 6:17:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $23,479.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2012 Ford Mustang GT Coupe 2-Door 2012 FORD MUSTANG GT 5.0 AUTO LEATHER HID LIGHTS 41K MI #218165 Texas Direct
$1.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Mar-3-2018 6:30:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $18,729.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2-Door 2017 CHEVY CORVETTE GRAND SPORT COUPE LT Z16 7SPD 5K MI #115918 Texas Direct
$59,033.00
End Date: Thursday Mar-1-2018 7:00:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $59,033.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2013 Ford Mustang GT Coupe 2-Door 2013 FORD MUSTANG GT 5.0 6-SPEED 19" WHEELS 35K MILES #241252 Texas Direct Auto
$9,600.00 (8 Bids)
End Date: Friday Mar-2-2018 16:00:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $20,730.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2007 Ford Mustang GT500 UPER CLEAN GT500 SUPER SNAKE CLONE!! 7K MILES!
$24,100.00 (52 Bids)
End Date: Monday Feb-26-2018 19:00:00 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1965 Ford Mustang 2 Dr 1965 Mustang Coupe 289 V8 5 Speed Disc Brake Dual Exhaust 1 Piece Headliner
$19,165.00
End Date: Monday Mar-5-2018 17:54:48 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19,165.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 Coupe 2-Door 2014 CHEVY CORVETTE STINGRAY Z51 3LT AUTO NAV HUD 42K #102283 Texas Direct Auto
$5,100.00 (7 Bids)
End Date: Friday Mar-2-2018 17:32:19 PST
Buy It Now for only: $39,980.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe 2-Door 2017 CHEVY CAMARO SS AUTO REARVIEW CAM 20" WHEELS 13K #211008 Texas Direct Auto
$27,980.00
End Date: Friday Mar-2-2018 15:46:29 PST
Buy It Now for only: $27,980.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2017 Ford F-150 FX4 Crew Cab Lariat Sport FX4 4X4 Ecoboost Custom Lifted Truck New Wheels Tires Nav
$38,600.00 (40 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Feb-27-2018 13:31:20 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1965 Ford Mustang 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 Clone Built 289 Tremec 5 Speed Power RackPinon
$39,100.00 (13 Bids)
End Date: Monday Feb-26-2018 13:08:59 PST
Buy It Now for only: $64,995.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2013 Ford F-150 2013 FORD F150 4X4 FX4 CREW ECOBOOST SUNROOF NAV 56K MI #F52490 Texas Direct
$3.25 (3 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Feb-28-2018 6:15:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $30,980.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2018 Ford F-150 Lariat New 18 Ford F150 Lariat 5L V8 32V 4x4 Pickup Work Truck Tuscany White Leather
$46,100.00 (95 Bids)
End Date: Monday Feb-26-2018 15:43:59 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1997 Ford Mustang GT 1997 GT Used 4.6L V8 16V Automatic RWD Coupe
$4,329.00
End Date: Friday Mar-2-2018 10:02:01 PST
Buy It Now for only: $4,329.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1965 Ford Mustang Coupe 1965 mustang coupe
$10,000.00
End Date: Monday Feb-26-2018 15:54:38 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10,000.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2009 Chevrolet Corvette Base Convertible 2-Door chevrolet corvette vette 08 09 10 chevy convertible used blue lt3 navigation cab
$35,881.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-28-2018 16:00:10 PST
Buy It Now for only: $35,881.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe 2-Door 2016 CHEVY CORVETTE Z06 3LZ COUPE S/C 7-SPD NAV HUD 8K #613074 Texas Direct Auto
$4.25 (2 Bids)
End Date: Friday Mar-2-2018 12:56:40 PST
Buy It Now for only: $68,730.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe 2-Door 2015 CHEVY CORVETTE Z06 2LZ AUTO NAV RED LEATHER 9K MI #605032 Texas Direct Auto
$510.00 (2 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Mar-3-2018 6:15:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $62,729.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

1955 Chevrolet Other Pickups AWESOME 1955 CHEVROLET PICK UP TRUCK SHORT WHEEL BASE RESTORATION PROJECT
$4,728.00 (27 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Feb-28-2018 15:42:15 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12,500.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 1969 Camaro Convertible Project
$7,500.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Mar-3-2018 7:23:40 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

2016 Ford Mustang GT Premium 2016 GT Premium Used Certified 5L V8 32V Automatic RWD Coupe Premium
$16,766.00 (23 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 13:33:59 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1991 Ford Mustang LX Coupe 1991 Mustang LX Coupe
$12,000.00 (43 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 10:22:17 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 61,565 Miles LeMans Blue Metallic 2dr Car 8 Cylinder
$26,500.00
End Date: Tuesday Mar-6-2018 22:24:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $26,500.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible 2-Door 2016 CHEVY CAMARO 2SS CONVERTIBLE AUTO NAV HUD 20'S 2K #189154 Texas Direct
$2,160.00 (20 Bids)
End Date: Friday Mar-2-2018 11:45:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $34,980.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2015 Ford F-150 2015 FORD F150 LARIAT CREW 4X4 FX4 NAV 20'S LIFT 42K MI #D15374 Texas Direct
$39,980.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-28-2018 6:30:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $39,980.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1965 Ford Mustang 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe 302 Automatic Power Brakes Air Condition Power Steering
$12,000.00 (4 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Feb-28-2018 14:02:01 PST
Buy It Now for only: $21,995.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

2002 Chevrolet Corvette 2D Coupe 2002 Chevrolet Corvette
$11,400.00 (21 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Feb-24-2018 16:48:10 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1967 Ford Mustang coupe 1967 ford mustang project
$2,550.00 (23 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 17:38:58 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1968 Ford Mustang 1968 Ford 289 V-8 Mustang Fastback Candy Apple Red - Great Opportunity !!
$7,000.00 (8 Bids)
End Date: Monday Mar-5-2018 20:00:00 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

2014 Ford F-150 FX4 2014 Ford F-150 FX4 46,421 Miles Oxford White 4D SuperCrew EcoBoost 3.5L V6 GTDi
$3,350.00 (12 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Feb-27-2018 16:02:39 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1967 Ford Mustang GT 1967 Mustang GT Fastback Project 390GT S-Code 4-Speed Dark Moss Green
$17,950.00
End Date: Monday Feb-26-2018 18:53:53 PST
Buy It Now for only: $17,950.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Dietrich Web Consulting