Lotus Elise vs Alfa Romeo 4C Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2011 Lotus Elise
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2020 Alfa Romeo 4C
Spider RWD
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2011 Lotus Elise
Michael Perkins Preview:

Softened and consolidated, the Elise is showing its age. Usually that means outdated design and lackluster performance, but these don’t apply with the Elise. Fifteen years have slipped...

2020 Alfa Romeo 4C
Spider RWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

In 2015, with the introduction of its 4C, Alfa Romeo formally returned to the United States after a 20-year hiatus. This 4C, a light and nimble sports car, is currently available only ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2011 Lotus Elise
Kevin 2011 Lotus Elise RoadsterReview:

Hard On Gas, Yes..but, It Is My Toy.. And I Rate It A 5 Star... — for those whom know about it. and only a few of you do, it is in my Townhouse garage. Never will I d...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

2020 Alfa Romeo 4C
Spider RWD
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2011 Lotus Elise
2020 Alfa Romeo 4C
Spider RWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual 6-Speed Dual Clutch
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.5 gal 10.5 gal
Fuel Type
189 hp @ 7,800 RPM
237 hp @ 6,000 RPM
133 lb-ft @ 6,800 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
1,800 cc
1,700 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.23 in x 3.35 in
3.27 in x 3.17 in
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Maximum Seating 2 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom -- 42.7 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4 cu ft 3.7 cu ft
Length 149 in 157 in
Width 72.8 in 73.5 in
Height 44 in 46.7 in
Wheelbase 90.5 in 93.7 in

Available Options

2011 Lotus Elise
2020 Alfa Romeo 4C
Spider RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alfa Rosso
  • Basalt Gray Metallic
  • Black
  • Rosso Competizione Tri-Coat
  • White

Option Packages

  • Race Tuned Suspension
  • Akrapovic Dual Mode Center Exhaust
  • Anti-Stone Protective Film
  • Bi-Xenon Headlamps
  • Black Brake Calipers
  • Carbon Fiber Exterior Mirrors
  • Carbon Fiber Italian Flag Mirrors
  • Red Brake Calipers
  • Yellow Brake Calipers
  • Alpine Premium Audio System W/Subwoofer
  • Carbon Fiber Halo
  • Carbon Fiber Interior Trim Group
  • Front Fascia W/Carbon Fiber Vents
  • Black, Racing Microfiber/Leather Seats
  • Yellow/Black, Racing Microfiber/Leather Seats
  • Tires: 205/40R18 Front & 235/35R19 Rear Performance
  • Wheels: 18" X 7.0" FR & 19" X 8.5" RR Bright 5 Hole
  • Wheels: 18" X 7.0" FR & 19" X 8.5" RR Dark 5 Hole
  • Wheels: 18" X 7.0" FR & 19" X 8.5" RR Dark Fan Spoke
  • Wheels: 18" X 7.0" FR/19" X 8.5" RR Bright Fan Spoke

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