Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 3.6 mpp
Hybrid petrol engines 5.2 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 24.3 mpg
Hybrid petrol engines 34.8 mpg

MPG and CO2

There’s a dramatic difference in the on-paper running costs between the two powertrains available in the Lexus LC Coupe. The fact that the LC 500h gets a hybrid system means fuel economy is claimed to be 44.1mpg on the official combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of 145g/km. That’s for cars on 20-inch alloy wheels – with 21s instead it’s 43.5mpg and 148g/km respectively.

Those figures are very low considering the sort of car we’re dealing with here, and will mean tax bills won’t be too painful.

However, the V8 LC 500 has claimed fuel economy of 24.6mpg (or 24.4 with the larger wheels) and CO2 output of 267g/km.

Insurance-wise, the LC sits in group 48E for lower-spec cars, jumping to 49E for fully kitted-out vehicles. It isn’t going to be cheap, but you can drop this by installing a tracking device or even a telematics black box. 

While you’d be forgiven for expecting a fast car like this will be bad for the environment, the LC 500h hybrid actually doesn’t fare too badly here. Its CO2 output can be as low as 145g/km on 20-inch alloys, which is impressive, but because it’s a petrol engine the NOx output will be equally as agreeable. 

Is it reliable?

Lexus, and its parent company Toyota, have a very strong reputation for reliability. Admittedly there are several new systems and technologies on the LC Coupe, but we expect good things in this regard. 

The V8 Lexus LC 500 is very expensive to run

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £480 - £490
Insurance group 47 - 50
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