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Lotus Elise
Lotus Elise
MSRP Range $51,845-$57,950 Trims3 Combined MPG 23-24 Seats 2

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Model Overview

The current Lotus Elise is a sub compact car that seats 2. It comes in 3 trims.

The Elise competes with the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, Nissan 370Z and BMW Z4.

Our Take on the Latest Model

Our Take

The Elise is a compact, lightweight sports car meant for track driving. As such, its competitors, such as the BMW Z4 and Porsche Boxster, generally boast more comfort but fewer at-the-limits performance attributes. The Elise comes in two trims: the entry-level Elise with a non-supercharged four-... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Seating space
  • Ride comfort
  • Cargo room
  • Sparse cabin

Notable Features

  • Lotus-tuned 189-hp four-cylinder
  • Available supercharged Elise SC
  • Six-speed manual
  • Removable hardtop available
  • Performance Value Package

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 50 reviews across all years

Most Recent Consumer Reviews
2006 Elise

Best sports car for the money!

by mask_rider05 from on April 2, 2017

IT'S $30,000+++ CAR FOREVER so maybe its a good investment in someway. love the way it handles TOYOTA reliability, gets attention every where you go. not so hard and expensive to insure, and if your ... Read Full Review

2005 Elise

Fabulous & Fun!

by Art Man from Lincoln City, Oregon on May 5, 2015

Raw, street legal sports/race car! Handles like nothing else I've driven, sure and solid. It's a pocket rocket that gets attention beyond imagination. Styling is a work of art. If I had a dollar for e... Read Full Review