Lexus LC Convertible interior
The Lexus LC Convertible has a beautiful interior but the infotainment system is frustrating
The inside of the Lexus LC Convertible is an unusual but attractive place to be.
All the leathers, metals, suedes and plastics feel of the every highest quality, and they all look great.
There’s loads of standard kit, too, including heated and cooled leather seats, climate control and a 10-inch infotainment screen. Shelling out an extra nets you softer leather seats with integrated neck warmers.
However, the usability of even everyday controls such as the ventilation system leaves a little to be desired. It certainly isn’t as easy as it is in some rivals from Audi and Mercedes.
- 1. Tell us what you want from a car
- 2. We’ll tell you if it matches
- 3. Only takes 1 minute
Let’s address the elephant in the room: the infotainment system in the Lexus LC Convertible is not great.
There’s a 10.3-inch display in the middle of the dashboard but it isn’t as crisp or as clear as the ones you’ll find in German alternatives, but that isn’t the biggest issue. Oh no, the touchpad control system is infuriating at best.
It’s far too sensitive, so that even moving the on-screen cursor accurately is difficult when the car is sitting still, let alone when you’re on the move. Worse still is the haptic feedback that actually pings your finger off the button you’re trying to press.
Still, at least Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, which makes understanding the system a little easier, if still trick to physically navigate.
The optional 915W, 13-speaker Mark Levinson provides a brilliant, if costly, way to take your mind off these drawbacks. It produces crystal clear sound and enough distortion-free bass to keep everyone entertained when the roof’s down. Half a mile away.