Prepare to kneel down before this seductive 2019 Lexus LC500 luxury sports coupe!


If you have been looking for the perfect luxury two-door sports coupe that is seductive, fast, and polished then, check out this 2019 Lexus LC500 review!

If NaijaCarNews was to describe the 2019 Lexus LC500 luxury sports coupe with few words, we would simply put; “It is a seductive, fast, polished, and soft sports car!”

Lexus has really made this 2019 LC500 very soft and even returned the much-loved adaptive dampers to help deliver a smoother ride. The automaker also retained the nice drop-head styling both on the outside and inside of this new LC500 coupe.


This is the 2019 Lexus LC500 luxury sports coupe – Fast, polished, squishy and seductive!

2019 Lexus LC500 – Power & Driving experience

The 2019 Lexus LC500 rides beautifully well when it is in the “Comfort” default drive mode. In this mode, its dampers which are electronically adjustable work at a most compliant level, making the sports coupe to drive in a more straightforward manner overall.

When turning, the LC500 does not need any strange inputs from its rear wheels, it simply changes to any direction with a more deliberate and effortless feel as it cruises along.

One “spicy” feature of the drive experience in the 2019 Lexus LC500 is its 5.0L naturally aspirated V8 engine that lacks an oft-accompanying surge of low-down torque and also lacks turbocharging, making the coupe waft up quickly to speed on an unending wave of thrust.


The 2019 Lexus LC500 luxury sports coupe comes with a “spicy” new 5.0L naturally aspirated V8 engine

When you pump the gas as the traffic turns green, you get to feel how this sports coupe just becomes so lightweight on torque. However, as the engine revs increases, it starts to feel heavier and struggling. This delay felt at the beginning of acceleration more of the soft suspension that keeps the vehicle’s “Comfort” mode vibe going.

The V8 engine of this 2019 Lexus LC500 impressively never whips a driver’s neck back like others in its class, rather it slowly presses a driver into the vehicle’s seat with a firm touch and deft of a “seasoned masseuse”.

The sounds of this powerful V8 engine are also sensational without any forced induction stopping the engine from singing out loud which it does really well. Just like every other thing on the luxury car, the engine sound is properly damped and loudly audible when revved up but you might notice that it never sounds strained because the tone has actually been modulated.

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The interior of the 2019 Lexus LC500 luxury sports coupe is one of its greatest strength with superb comfort level

2019 Lexus LC500 – Not built for speed but instead perfect for comfort

Despite the powerful engine and the different tweaks Lexus did to the 2019 LC500, there is hardly any surprising difference in its overall objective performance. With its decent 4.7seconds acceleration time from 0 – 60mph, this 2019 LC500 is even 0.1seconds slower than the previous model.

This new LC500 also features taller-profile tires but they generate notably lesser grip of 0.88g on the skidpad compared to the 0.93g of the 21-inches rubber tires of the previous model. The braking performance of this new LC500 also got setbacks because of its less-aggressive new tires.


This 2019 LC500 does not give extreme performance but surely delivers softness and luxury

This new 2019 LC500 also halts at 169ft distance from 70mph or 13ft more than the 2018 model’s actual tested stopping distance.

It is important to point out that; as much as many auto enthusiasts might get turned off at the overall performance of this new 2019 Lexus LC500, it has trades all of its shortcomings very well for an amazing comfort level. It is pretty much that type of “sit back, relax & enjoy” car that offers a very modern level of personal luxury in a coupe.

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2019 Lexus LC500 Full specifications

We have summarized all of the important specifications of the 2019 Lexus LC500 luxury coupe in a table outline below including the starting price;

2019 Lexus LC500 Coupe Full specifications
VEHICLE TYPE:  4-passenger
2-door coupe
BASE PRICE:  ₦33.3million ($92,300)
 ENGINE: DOHC 32-valve V8, aluminium block & heads (direct fuel injection)
4969 cc (303 cu in) displacement
471-hp at 7100 rpm
398 lb-ft of torque at 4800 rpm 
 TRANSMISSION: 10-speed automatic (with manual shifting mode)
CHASSIS:  (F/R) Suspension: multilink/multilink
(F/R) Brakes: 15.7-inch vented disc/14.1-inch vented disc
Tyres: Bridgestone Turanza T005 RFT (F: 245/45R-20 99Y R: 275/40R-20 102Y)
 DIMENSIONS: 113.0 in (Wheelbase)
187.4 in (Length) 
75.6 in (Width)
53.0 in (Height)
80 cu ft (Passenger volume) 
5 cu ft (Cargo volume)
4371 lb (Curb weight)
TEST DRIVE RESULTS:  0 - 60mph: 4.7 seconds
0 - 100mph: 10.8 seconds
0 - 130mph: 18.0 seconds
5 – 60mph(Rolling start): 5.0 seconds 
30 – 50mph(Top gear): 2.8 seconds
50 – 70mph(Top gear): 3.4 seconds
Standing ¼-mile: 13.2 seconds at 111-mph
Governor limited Mfr's claimed top speed: 168-mph
70 – 0mph(Braking): 169 ft
300-ft-dia skidpad(Roadholding): 0.88g 
FUEL ECONOMY: 22 mpg (Observed from test drives)
17 mpg (Observed from test drives)
EPA FUEL ECONOMY: 19/16/25 mpg (Combined/city/highway)

You can also watch the short video clip below showing a quick review of the 2019 Lexus LC500 luxury coupe;

Lexus LC500 review - tested on the Autobahn and in the Alps | Mat Vlogs

Our take

We believe that anyone that read this above detailed review of the seductive 2019 Lexus LC500 luxury sports coupe would discover that even though it might not be so impressive for an extreme ride on the racetrack; it is a perfect luxury coupe for day-to-day comfort rides.

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Oluwaseun Solomon