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2020 Lexus LC Interior Review


Interior: 7.5

The 2020 Lexus LC boasts a high-class cabin. Fit and finish is top-notch, and premium materials abound. The front seats are well-bolstered and remain comfortable even when sitting for long periods. However, the infotainment system is difficult to use, and trunk space is subpar for the luxury sports car class.

  • "The Lexus LC500 interior is a special place, with a great driving position, rich materials, beautiful craftsmanship, excellent front seats, and loads of technology." -- Car and Driver
  • "With the LC interior, Lexus is showing craftsmanship that belongs in the upper tier." -- Autoblog (2018)
  • "From the seats to the headliner, nearly every surface is draped in supple leather or suede. The penchant for high-quality materials even travels down to smaller details, such as the paddle shifters made of magnesium and the hand-trimmed shift knob. … Overall we think highly of the LC 500h. It's proof that Lexus can craft a jaw-dropping coupe that stands toe to toe with some of the most elite grand tourers on sale today." -- Edmunds (2018)


This luxury coupe seats up to four people, and it comes with standard leather upholstery. Heated and ventilated front seats and power-adjustable front seats are standard too. Upgraded leather seats are available, as are sport seats with Alacantara inserts and additional side support. You can also opt for a heated steering wheel.

The front seats are comfortable and easy to enter or exit, despite the car’s low positioning. As with many two-door sports cars, space in the back is tight.

For securing child safety seats, the LC has two complete sets of LATCH connectors for the second row.

  • "Good outward visibility and a comfortable, sporty driving position are the highlights. The Lexus is also easier to get in and out of than many low-slung coupes." -- Edmunds (2019)
  • "The interior was designed to be as driver-focused as you'd hope from a sports coupe, while retaining the elegance and refinement expected from a brand flagship. The seats are designed for all-day comfort and support, while available sport buckets offer additional side bolstering to keep you in place during spirited driving, though horizontally challenged drivers may find them somewhat restrictive." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)
  • "Lexus went through more than 50 seat designs to arrive at the two available bucket versions. Adjustment is limited to six directions plus four-way lumbar support. That's all you need here, just a few simple movements for maximum comfort. We prefer the extra bolster of the optional sport seats, but both are as close to perfect as you can find today. Lexus went so far as to vary the density of the foam at different points in the side bolster, with resin inserts that add stiffness right where you need extra bracing." -- Autoblog (2018)

Interior Features

Standard equipment in this Lexus includes a 10.3-inch infotainment display, a Remote Touchpad controller, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a 12-speaker sound system, two USB ports, Bluetooth, HD Radio, and satellite radio. Dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, and proximity keyless entry are included too.

A 13-speaker Mark Levinson sound system is available.

The infotainment system can be frustrating to use. While there are a lot of features, the touchpad controller is hard to operate, and it requires users to spend a long time diverting attention from the road.

Standard active safety features include a pre-collision warning system with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, a rearview camera, automatic high-beam headlights, and adaptive cruise control.

A handful of driver aids are available, including front and rear parking sensors and a head-up display.

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  • "While Lexus's Enform infotainment system may be packed with features and tech, it is one of our least favorite systems on the market due to its clunky touchpad controller, which requires too much attention from the driver to operate safely while driving." -- Car and Driver
  • "The main downside is the LC 500's infotainment system, which features a touchpad interface that can be frustrating to use at the best of times. Thankfully, the addition of Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility for 2019 could go some way toward making the system easier to use." -- Edmunds (2019)
  • "The only shortcoming, besides the cramped rear seats, is the infotainment system, due to a laptop-style touch pad that's nearly impossible to use accurately while the car is in motion and a convoluted interface that'll have you sifting through multiple menus to access basic functions." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)


This coupe has 5.4 cubic feet of trunk space, which is below average for the luxury sports car class. The hybrid has 4.7 cubic feet of space. The rear seats do not fold, and the trunk’s high liftover can make it tricky to load items.

  • "The LC's compact trunk and the non-folding rear seats limit its storage space to five cubic feet, which is only enough for holding two of our carry-on cases." -- Car and Driver
  • "At 5.4 cubic feet worth of space, the LC's trunk is similar to what you get in a Miata. It's small and shallow, and it has a high liftover. The battery is located under a panel in the trunk floor, so there's no extra storage. The trunk also gets quite hot after even relatively short drives." -- Edmunds (2019)
  • "The trunk is also very small, offering just 5.4 cubic feet, less than all the competitors. The trunk opening is wide, but the compartment is very shallow. I recommend soft-sided luggage, and not much of it." -- USA TODAY (2018)
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