The Car Pro Test Drives the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Hybrid
Thursday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, The Car Pro Jerry Reynolds joined Dave and Matt to talk about his test drive of the week, what to do if you can't afford your car payments, as well as other auto industry news.
This week, The Car Pro was test driving the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Hybrid, a car that Jerry had tested previously, a couple years prior to it being a hybrid. Jerry started off by saying, "Boy, I'll tell you what, this thing is a head-turner," going on to say that everywhere he goes, people want to look at it and want to know what it is, but are shocked when they find out its a Lexus. When Jerry tested the car 2 years ago, it had a v8 engine, but the new model is a 6 cylinder hybrid version that Jerry says still has a lot of power, at about 375 horses, but is still able to get 34 miles to the gallon on the highway. Reynolds said that it's a nice combination of power when you need it, and decent fuel economy for a good sized luxury car. The car drives well, is super quiet inside, has a gorgeous red and black contrast interior, and has a silver exterior. The car also has a backseat, but Jerry says it's totally worthless for people due to its small size, but could be a good spot for a briefcase or purse. Despite this, Jerry still said,
This thing is just absolutely stunning.
The LC 500 Hybrid has a window sticker price of $104,000, which Jerry thinks is a bit much when compared to other cars on the market.
The Car Pro also talked about some stories on his website carprousa.com, including a story on getting your car ready for the summer, a story on the Kelly Bluebook Resale Value Awards for 2021, one on car thefts jumping despite the pandemic, and one on what to do if you can't afford your car, where Jerry says it's really important to be proactive and communicate with your lender to let them know what's going on with you, before they have to repo your car which they probably couldn't even sell properly anyway.
Read more stories at carprousa.com and watch the full interview in the video above.