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2011 Lotus Elise
Roadster
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$51,845
2018 Lotus Evora
400 RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$90,295
14 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 Usually that means outdated design and lackluster performance, but these don’t apply with the Elise.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...

2018 Lotus Evora
400 RWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

As cars go, the Evora is an old one. It arrived on the market a full eight model years ago and soon became the only street-legal model in the U.S. for Lotus. A 2017 update made it as c...

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.)

2018 Lotus Evora
400 RWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2011 Lotus Elise
Roadster
2018 Lotus Evora
400 RWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
17 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
24 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.5 gal 15.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
189 hp @ 7,800 RPM
400 hp @ 7,000 RPM
400 hp @ 7,000 RPM
Torque
133 lb-ft @ 6,800 RPM
302 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
302 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
10:1
10:1
Displacement
1,800 cc
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.23 in x 3.35 in
3.7 in x 3.27 in
3.7 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom -- --
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4 cu ft 5.7 cu ft
Exterior
Length 149 in 172.6 in
Width 72.8 in 77.6 in
Height 44 in 48.4 in
Wheelbase 90.5 in 101.4 in

Available Options

2011 Lotus Elise
Roadster
2018 Lotus Evora
400 RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Metallic Black
  • Metallic Blue
  • Metallic Grey
  • Metallic Orange
  • Metallic Silver
  • Metallic White
  • Racing Green
  • Signature Silver
  • Solid Red
  • Solid Yellow

Option Packages

  • Sub-Woofer & Amplifier
  • Leather Interior Trim Pack
  • Black Pack
  • Carbon Fiber Access Panel
  • Carbon Fiber Rear Tailgate
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic with Paddle Shifters
  • Wheels: 19" Front & 20" Rear 10-Spoke Gloss Black

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