Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
  • Luxurious accommodation for two
  • Rear seats not really intended for people
  • Luggage space is small but usable

The Lexus LC Convertible is a four-seater in theory, but it’s at its best when used as a two-seat roadster. The two front seats are excellent – they’re set incredibly low to the ground, making for a really comfortable yet focussed driving position with plenty of adjustability.

Lexus seats are typically a strong point and though the larger motorist might feel as though their bottom is a little pinched by the side bolsters, for most it’s effortlessly comfortable.

The driver certainly feels ensconced, surrounded by high sills to the windows – which doesn’t do much for visibility but certainly makes it feel more like the cockpit of a fighter jet.

The two rear seats… well, they exist, but ask a six-foot adult to sit back there and they’ll laugh. However, there are two Isofix child seat mounting points back there, making it possible that you could bring children along with you. You’ll need to be very mobile to belt them in, however, and we can’t imagine big, bulky baby seats will fit very easily either.

Boot

2020 Lexus LC Convertible - boot

The rear seats are better treated as an extension of the boot space, though there’s no way to fold them down to allow for longer loads. At 149 litres in capacity, the LC Convertible’s boot is similar in size to the front trunk of a Porsche 911 Cabriolet. It’s rather wider and shallower, though – useful for fitting in a couple of carryon suitcases or several soft bags.

Safety

  • Tons of safety kit
  • Hasn’t yet been tested by Euro NCAP
  • Lexus has a strong record for crash safety

Neither the LC Convertible nor its coupe sibling have been tested by Euro NCAP for crash safety, but Lexus’ reputation for solidity and assurance extends to its safety record. Every Lexus model ever tested by Euro NCAP has received a full five-star rating, with the most recent ES saloon and UX SUV posting really impressive scores.

In terms of safety equipment, the LC Convertible is fully loaded regardless of which grade you choose. All models come with what Lexus terms the ‘Safety System +’ – a package of aids that includes adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, lane-keep assist and automatic high beam headlights.

There are also eight airbags and blind-spot monitoring, plus pop-up bars that shield the occupants heads should the worst happen and the car rolls onto its roof (or lack thereof).

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Lexus LC Convertible.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • CD
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Limited Edition equipment

Limited Edition standard equipment
  • Sat Nav
Limited Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Side airbags

Sport+ equipment

Sport+ standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Sport+ optional equipment
  • Sat Nav