2021 Lexus LC Series vs. 2020 Bentley Continental GT

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Safety

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The LC Series has standard Secondary Collision Brake, which automatically apply the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The Continental GT doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

The LC Series’ driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Continental GT doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the LC Series and the Continental GT have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras and available rear parking sensors.

Warranty

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The LC Series comes with a full 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Continental GT’s 3-year basic warranty expires 1 year sooner.

Lexus’ powertrain warranty covers the LC Series 3 years longer than Bentley covers the Continental GT. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 6 years or 70,000 miles. Coverage on the Continental GT ends after only 3 years.

The LC Series’ corrosion warranty is 3 years longer than the Continental GT’s (6 vs. 3 years).

There are over 5 times as many Lexus dealers as there are Bentley dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the LC Series’ warranty.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the LC 500h Auto gets better fuel mileage than the Continental GT SMG (26 city/34 hwy vs. 16 city/26 hwy).

On the EPA test cycle the LC 500 Convertible gets better fuel mileage than the Continental GT Coupe Auto 12 cyl. (15 city/25 hwy vs. 12 city/20 hwy).

Regenerative brakes improve the LC Series Hybrid’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Continental GT doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

Transmission

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A 10-speed automatic is standard on the Lexus LC Series, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the Continental GT.

The LC 500h has a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). With no “steps” between gears, it can keep the engine at the most efficient speed for fuel economy, or keep it at its peak horsepower indefinitely for maximum acceleration. The Continental GT doesn’t offer a CVT.

Brakes and Stopping

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The LC Series stops shorter than the Continental GT:

LC Series

Continental GT

70 to 0 MPH

156 feet

163 feet

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Tires and Wheels

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Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the LC Series can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Continental GT doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

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For better maneuverability, the LC Series Active Rear Steering’s turning circle is 3 feet tighter than the Continental GT’s (34.8 feet vs. 37.8 feet). The LC Series’ turning circle is 2.4 feet tighter than the Continental GT’s (35.4 feet vs. 37.8 feet).

Chassis

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The Lexus LC Series may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 600 to 800 pounds less than the Bentley Continental GT.

The LC Series is 3.5 inches shorter than the Continental GT, making the LC Series easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The LC Series Convertible uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Continental GT doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

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The LC Series has .1 inches more front legroom and .5 inches more rear legroom than the Continental GT Coupe.

Ergonomics

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The LC Series’ power window, power lock, power mirror and cruise control switches are lit from behind, making them plainly visible and easier to operate at night. The Continental GT’s cruise control switches are unlit, making them difficult to find at night and operate safely.

Recommendations

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The LC Series was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” in 2018. The Continental GT has never been an “All Star.”

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