2021 LC Coupe for Sale in West Springfield, MA
The 2021 Lexus LC 500 is a polished sport coupe that strikes a balance between premium comfort and track athleticism. For the upcoming model year, the Lexus LC 500 receives a few mechanical upgrades in the form of a revised suspension for an even smoother ride, and an enhanced transmission that’s specially tuned to give enthusiastic drivers a more satisfying feel on the road. There’s also a brand-new Active Cornering Assist feature that serves to enhance overall handling. Plus, in an effort to optimize performance even further, nearly 22 pounds of unsprung weight has been shed from the coupe. For the gas-electric version, the LC 500h, the Multi-Stage Hybrid System shift timing has been updated. Topping off the list of new features is the standardization of Android Auto smartphone integration, a desirable feature that has been absent in many Lexus models for some time now. Lexus has also brought back the convertible LC to please those who want to feel the wind in their hair.
Under the Hood
The 2021 Lexus LC 500 is available in two trim levels: LC 500 and LC 500h (hybrid); the gasoline-only model is offered as either a coupe or convertible. The conventional version has a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine that cranks out a noteworthy 471 hp and 398 lb.-ft. of torque to compete with similarly priced luxury cars from Europe. The transmission is a 10-speed automatic, and the drivetrain is strictly rear-wheel. The LC 500h is driven by the combination of a 3.5-liter V6 engine and an electric motor system making 354 total system horsepower; it gets an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (e-CVT). Based on EPA estimates, the coupe version of the 2021 Lexus LC 500 returns 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, while the convertible dips marginally around town to 15 mpg. The hybrid achieves 26 mpg city/34 mpg highway.
The 2021 Lexus LC 500 and LC 500h are well stocked with upscale amenities, including premium triple-beam LED headlights, 20-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable heated/ventilated front seats, and leather upholstery. Four packages are also available: the Touring, Sport, Dynamic Handling, and All-Weather. The Touring Package yields a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, a windshield wiper de-icer, semi-aniline leather-trimmed front seats, a microsuede headliner, parking sensors, and a Climate Concierge for the convertible. The Sport Package provides sport seats with microsuede inserts, a carbon-fiber roof (to reduce weight further) or glass roof panel, a Torsen limited-slip differential, and upgraded brake pads and suspension dampers. The Dynamic Handling Package holds the Sport Package’s contents in addition to 21-inch wheels, rear steering and variable-ratio steering, and a speed-activated rear wing. Last, the All-Weather Package furnishes the heated leather-wrapped steering wheel and windshield wiper de-icer from the Touring Package, as well as a fast-response electronic interior heater.
Safety and Technology
The 2021 Lexus LC 500 may put an emphasis on adrenaline-pumping performance, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be looking out for you on the road. The standard active safety features through the Lexus Safety System+ include a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with lane keep assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intelligent high beams. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is also included. The Sport Package tops things off with intuitive parking assist, which is standard on the convertible.
You’ll be well connected in the 2021 Lexus LC 500 with its infotainment system featuring a 10.3-inch touchscreen with integrated navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming, and satellite and HD radio. It also gets a 12-speaker audio system and an onboard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Buyers can also add a premium 13-speaker Mark Levinson audio system via the available Touring Package. The convertible gets active noise control technology and rear seat-mounted speakers.