2021 Lexus LC Hybrid for Sale in West Springfield, MA
In addition to its racy good looks, the 2021 Lexus LC 500h is a high-powered and efficient coupe that spoils its occupants with a sumptuous cabin. It was introduced in 2018 and has gone on to compel drivers who are looking for a car that performs exceptionally while getting great fuel economy. Things have only gotten better for 2021, since this latest version receives a few suspension adjustments that yield a smoother overall ride. Plus, Active Cornering Assist is a new feature on the LC 500h; it heightens control around the bends by automatically braking lightly on the inside wheels. And to top things off, Android Auto smartphone integration is now standard.
The ‘21 LC 500h is sold in a single trim level, but there are a few packages to choose from if you want to deck it out even further. This is a rare gas-electric hybrid in several ways, one of which is its rear-wheel drivetrain. It gets the Lexus Multistage Hybrid powertrain, which consists of a 3.5-liter Atkinson-cycle V6 engine, two strong electric motors, a lithium-ion battery pack that’s been engineered for lighter weight and is positioned beneath the car’s floor. This combination produces a total system output of 354 hp. The transmission duties are handled by a partnership between a continuously variable transmission and a four-speed automatic, which provides gear ratio transitions that make it feel like a 10-speed automatic. Steering wheel-mounted magnesium paddle shifters come standard. Based on EPA estimates, the 2021 LC 500h returns 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
Standard and Optional Features
The 2021 Lexus LC 500h is, as expected, packed with desirable standard features. Its exterior is dressed up with 20-inch wheels, LED headlights, and a glass roof with a sunshade, and on the inside with aluminum sport pedals and a performance-oriented instrumentation cluster. For convenience, there’s keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated power-adjustable front seats, and a rearview camera with dynamic gridlines. A head-up display is available as a standalone add-on.
The optional Touring Package will supply a windshield wiper de-icer, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, semi-aniline leather-upholstered front seats, a simulated suede headliner, and seats with upper-body heating.
There’s also a Sport Package that will upgrade the seats with suede inserts and add a glass or carbon-fiber roof, performance brake pads, a Torsen limited-slip differential, and parking sensors. The most deluxe optional bundle, the Dynamic Handling Package, provides the contents of the Sport Package plus 21-inch wheels, active rear steering, a carbon-fiber roof, a speed-activated rear spoiler, a simulated-suede headliner, and carbon-fiber door scuff plates.
Advanced Safety and Technology
The 2021 Lexus LC 500h gets plenty of active safety features via the standard Lexus Safety System+ bundle: a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with lane keep assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and automatic high beams. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is also issued, and intelligent parking assist with automatic braking is available.
On the multimedia front, the LC 500h has an infotainment system with a 10.3-inch touchscreen, integrated navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, Amazon Alexa, satellite and HD radio, a 12-speaker sound system, and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot. The Sport Package will furnish an even more upscale 13-speaker Mark Levinson audio system.