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2023 Lexus LC 500 Coupe review by Mark Fulmer


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Of Being Mesmerizing and Swift

Mark Fulmer
Executive Producer, Editor
THE AUTO CHANNEL


A truly photogenic person (or thing) is mesmerizing - making you want to keep looking. From every angle, they look great. Such is the 2023 Lexus LC 500 LC 500 with its fluid calligraphic design. This does not go unnoticed as during my test week multiple strangers froze, upholstered their cell phones, and tapped away.


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Also captivating is the alluring baritone sound of its 5.0-liter naturally-aspirated V8 voicing 471 horsepower. Couple that with 398 lb-ft of torque pushing a 10-speed automatic transmission and you have a 0-60 number that comes in at 4.4 seconds. On the fuel consumption side there is 26 MPG in the city and 34 MPG.


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The interior continues the design and style of the exterior with smooth lines and uncluttered elegance. A 10.3-inch touchscreen, a 12-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation system with voice assist, HD Radio, Alexa, and a plethora of various options are all customizable.


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Both of the leather front seats have 8-way power adjustability with lumbar support as well as heating and ventilation.
Front head room - 37.2 in.
Front leg room - 42.0 in.
Front shoulder room - 56.5 in.
Front hip room - 54.1 in.


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The rear seats drew applause from passengers particularly when the front seats scooted forward a bit.
Rear head room - 32.2 in.
Rear leg room - 32.5 in.
Rear shoulder room - 49.0 in.
Rear hip room - 43.7 in.


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Cargo capacity, all seats in place - 5.4 cu.ft.


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Safety systems are top shelf in the Lexus Safety System+ suite and include: Blind spot and lane departure warnings
Accident avoidance system
Lane keep assist
Rear cross traffic alert
Pre-collision safety system
Post-collision safety system
Dual front side-mounted airbags
Stability control
Traction control
4-wheel ABS
Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
Emergency braking assist
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Engine immobilizer


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