2018 Porsche 911 Carrera vs. Lexus LC500

2018 Porsche 911 Carrera vs. Lexus LC500



Both the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera and the Lexus LC500 take just 4.4 seconds to go from zero to 60 mph. However, only one of them is the better buy when it comes to price, efficiency, standard features, and corrosion warranty.


If you value a lower price tag, opt for the Porsche 911 Carrera. The base trim of this model has a starting MSRP of $91,100.00.1 The Lexus LC500 will cost you a bit more, with its only trim has a starting MSRP of $92,000.2


The lighter body and smaller frame of the Porsche join forces with a 3.0-liter engine to output 29 mpg on the highway, helping you save at the pump.3 The larger, heavier Lexus model comes with a 5.0-liter V8 engine under the hood which will require more frequent visits to the gas station. It yields notably less mileage, achieving just 26 mpg on the highway.4

More Standard Features

A CD player, auxiliary port, Apple CarPlay™, and amplifier come standard on the 911 Carrera. These features are either absent or available only as add-ons when you choose the LC500. You also get two more convenient features when you opt for the Porsche: rear fog lights and available fixed interval windshield wipers for the back window. These helpful amenities are not found on the Lexus.

Better Corrosion Warranty

The Porsche is also the superior choice when it comes to more extensive corrosion warranty coverage. The warranty provides you with 144 months of coverage for damages due to corrosion. The Lexus model’s corrosion warranty offers half of that coverage, protecting the vehicle for just 72 months.

The Porsche 911 Carrera emerges as the clear winner when it comes to these four key comparison points. Experience this impressive luxury vehicle for yourself when you stop by Porsche of Spokane for a test drive.


1Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.
2MSRP does not include delivery, processing and handling fee of $1,025. Excludes taxes, title, license and optional equipment. Dealer price will vary. Does not include accessory options installed by dealer.
3EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.
4Preliminary mileage estimates determined by Lexus. EPA mileage estimates not available at time of posting. Actual mileage will vary.


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