Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

The SC hasn’t been crash tested by Euro NCAP but it has a rigid body with crumple zones in the engine compartment. The braking system features ABS as well as electronic brakeforce distribution, traction control and vehicle stability control. A tyre pressure warning system alters the driver if there is a reduction in pressure in any of the tyres.

It may have four seats but the rear seats are nothing more than useless with zero legroom. They do however provide extra space for luggage which is handy as the boot only holds 135-litres when the roof is down – less than a MINI hatchback. However, with the roof up this does increase to a far more useful 368 litres. The roof itself is easy to use – there are no catches to release and it’s fully automatic – however it does take a laboured 25 seconds to fold up or down.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Lexus SC (01-09).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • 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
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Rear electric windows

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Rear electric windows