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2011 Lotus Elise
Roadster
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$51,845
2004 Lotus Esprit
Turbo Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$94,220
2 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2011 Lotus Elise
Roadster
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 Usually that means outdated design and lackluster performance, but these don’t apply with the Elise.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...

2004 Lotus Esprit
Turbo Coupe
No Expert Reviews

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

2011 Lotus Elise
Roadster
35
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.)

2004 Lotus Esprit
Turbo Coupe
35
2004 Lotus Esprit Turbo CoupeReview:

Love This Lotus! — will add later

35
2004 Lotus Esprit Turbo CoupeReview:

Freaking Amazing — wow this car is fast and fun drives amazingly

Specs

2011 Lotus Elise
Roadster
2004 Lotus Esprit
Turbo Coupe
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
14 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.5 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
189 hp @ 7,800 RPM
350 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
133 lb-ft @ 6,800 RPM
295 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
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Displacement
1,800 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.23 in x 3.35 in
--
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom -- 49.2 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4 cu ft 14 cu ft
Exterior
Length 149 in 172 in
Width 72.8 in 73.5 in
Height 44 in 45.3 in
Wheelbase 90.5 in 95.3 in

Available Options

2011 Lotus Elise
Roadster
2004 Lotus Esprit
Turbo Coupe

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