2018 Lexus LC 500 New Model Guide

The bold 2018 Lexus LC will be arriving at dealerships soon and with more information released on the all new model, we wanted to share some of the specs and vehicle details that was recently made available by Lexus.  The new 2018 Lexus LC 500 offers character unlike any vehicle in the Lexus family that blends Takumi craftsmanship with dynamic driving performance.  Let’s explore the features and options on the new 2018 LC 500.


The 2018 LC 500 promises an “even sharper, more refined” driving experience delivering 471 horsepower from its naturally aspirated 5-liter V8 engine and segment-first Direct Shift 10-speed automatic transmission.  Described as the most rigid Lexus platform ever, the LC utilizes a new, intelligent approach to inertia management which allows the driver to feel at one with the vehicle.  With the ability to respond immediately to any input, the LC 500 becomes an extension of the driver.  The sleek profile is accentuated by a fast, sloped roof line, long wheel base and compact fender height.  The low center of gravity, careful placement of key components and extensive use of lightweight materials create a more stimulating driving experience.  The LC 500’s steering wheel, meters and controls further accentuate the exhilaration of driving  by concentrating placement within a cockpit-like space and with standard packages like Lexus Safety System+ along with a suite of advanced technologies, the LC is sure to deliver a more confident driving experience suitable for every driver lucky enough to get behind the wheel.


2018 LC 500 Performance

  • DOHC 32 -valve naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine with 471 horsepower and 389 lb-ft of torque
  • Intake VVT-iE and exhaust VVT-i continuously Variable Valve Timing with intelligence and D-4S direct-to-cylinder injection system plus secondary port injectors
  • 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds
  • 10-speed Sport Direct-Shift automatic transmission with AI-SHIFT Control
  • Sequential shift feature with magnesium paddle shifters
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Multilink front and rear suspension
  • Drive Mode Select with ECO, Normal, Comfort, Custom, Sport S and Sport S+ modes
  • Snow mode
  • Two-piece 15.7-inch spirally-ventilated front brake discs with 6-piston monoblock calipers; 14.1-inch spirally-ventilated rear brake discs with 4-piston monoblock calipers
  • Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system
  • Cruise Control
  • Sound Generator
  • Manufacturer-estimated fuel economy (city/highway/combined MPG) – 16/26/19


2018 LC 500 Exterior

  • Metallic-plated spindle grille molding
  • Ultra-compact triple-projector LED headlamps
  • LED daytime running lamps (DRL) with arrowhead-motif
  • Lexus-first multi-layered LED taillamps
  • LED turn signal lamps with cornering lamps
  • 20-inch, split, 5-spoke aluminum wheels with machined finish and gun metal accents
  • Staggered performance run-flat tires: 245/45 front, 275/40 rear
  • Power-adjustable outside mirrors with anti-glare treatment and integrated LED turn signal lamps
  • Pop out door handles with integrated LED illumination
  • UV-reducing glass and acoustic windshield
  • Dual bright-finish exhaust diffusers


2018 LC 500 Audio

  • 10.3-inch multimedia display with enhanced color reproduction
  • Navigation system with 3D maps and predictive traffic
  • Remote Touchpad with handwriting recognition
  • 12-speaker Pioneer audio system with Class-D amplifier
  • Single-disc CD/MP3/WMA player
  • First Lexus vehicle to offer an electronic owner’s manual
  • Automatic Sound Levelizer
  • AUX input and dual USB ports
  • iPod/USB control
  • Voice command
  • Siri Eyes Free (iPhone 4S and newer)
  • HD Radio with iTunes tagging
  • RDS station list with categorization
  • Bluetooth technology for hands-free phone and audio streaming
  • Subscription-free HD Data real-time weather and traffic information
  • Gracenote music information, including album art for HD Radio, Sirius XM and iPod
  • Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0: Pandora, iHeartRadio, Slacker, NPR One, Yelp, and fuel price, stock and sports information, traffic and weather – all subscription free
  • Lexus Enform Destinations: Destination Assist (complimentary one-year trial subscription)
  • Lexus Enform Remote: Remote door lock and unlock, Remote Engine Start, Vehicle Finder, Vehicle Status and Alerts, Guest Driver Monitor (complimentary one-year trial subscription)


2018 LC Climate

  • Dual-zone Climate Concierge automatic climate control with dust/pollen filtration and deodorizer
  • Smog sensor and automatic re-circulation mode

2018 LC Trim

  • Smooth leather seating with 3-dimensional stitching combined with perforations
  • Satin metallic-plated aluminum interior trim
  • Dimpled leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob
  • Power tilt-and-telescopic steering column
  • Frame-less electrochromic rear view mirror
  • Analog clock with LED back lighting
  • 8-inch TFT LCD screen, animated instruments with switchable multi-information display, including G-meter, lap timer and multimedia linkage
  • Front/rear overhead LED lights with touch-switch operation for the front

2018 LC Seats

  • Integrated-headrest, high-back sport seats
  • 10-way power driver and passenger’s seat (including 2-way lumbar)
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Front seats with one-touch walk-in feature


2018 LC Safety and Security

  • Lexus Safety System+ with Pre-Collision System, Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Pedestrian Detection, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Intelligent High Beam Headlamps
  • Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Smart Stop Technology
  • Hill-start Assist Control
  • Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System with individual tire display
  • Back up Camera with Dynamic Grid-lines
  • Lexus Enform Safety Connect: Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Emergency Assistance Button (SOS), Stolen Vehicle Location, Automatic Collision Notification (complimentary 1 year trial subscription)
  • Lexus Enform Service Connect
  • Lexus Enform Remote
  • Homelink


2018 Lexus LC Packages and Options

Convenience Package (CQ)

  • Intuitive Park Assist – 4 front and 4 rear fascia-mounted sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert with Lane Change Assist

Touring Package (TV)requires CQ and FM

  • Semi-aniline leather seats
  • Alcantara leather headliner
  • Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound audio system with 13 high-efficiency speakers and 11-channel 915-watt Class-D amplifier

Sport Package with Carbon Fiber Roof (SM)requires CQ, FM and LD or CQ, FP and LD

  • Alcantara leather sport seats with semi-aniline leather bolsters
  • Alcantara leather headliner
  • Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Roof

Sport Package with Glass Roof (SN)requires CQ, FM and LD or CQ, FP and LD

  • Alcantara leather sport seats with semi-aniline leather bolsters
  • Alcantara leather headliner
  • Glass panel roof

Performance Package (PQ)requires CQ, FP and LD

  • Includes contents of Sport Package with Carbon Fiber Roof (SM)
  • Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) scuff plates
  • Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS)
  • Lexus Dynamic Handling System including dynamic rear-steering
  • Body color speed-activated rear wing

All Weather Package (CK)

  • Windshield-wiper deicer
  • Heated steering wheel


  • 20-inch forged wheels (FM) – requires SM, SN or TV
  • 21-inch forged wheels (FP) – requires LE or PQ or SM or SN
  • Color Heads Up Display (GF)
  • TORSEN limited-slip differential (LD)


2018 Lexus LC Accessories

  • All-Weather Floor Liners
  • All-Weather Trunk Tray
  • Carbon Fiber Lower Grille Insert
  • Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler
  • Carpet Floor Mats
  • Carpet Trunk Mat
  • Emergency Assistance Kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Glass Breakage Sensor
  • Illuminated Door Sills
  • Key Glove
  • Paint Protection Film by 3M
  • spider Cargo Net
  • Wheel Locks

Want more?  Contact us at North Park Lexus at Dominion or leave a comment or question below.

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