(4.2) 6 reviews
MSRP: $31,873$56,709
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 21
Engine: 276-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2010 Lotus Evora

Our Take on the 2010 Lotus Evora

Our Take

Lotus says the new Evora is the world's first four-seat, mid-engine car. Its engine placement is one that's been used in two-seat cars to ensure optimal weight distribution and better cornering control. In contrast to the high-revving four-cylinder engines used in the flyweight Elise an... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Cockpit still difficult to enter/exit
  • No dual-clutch transmission available

Notable Features

  • All-new model unrelated to Exige or Elise siblings
  • Seats up to four
  • Mid-engine layout
  • 3.5-liter V-6
  • Six-speed manual


Our Expert Reviews

It's not easy to make a veteran auto writer weep with need. But the Evora does it, taking the modern Lotus design and making it elegant and a bit roomier. It's a slice of heaven that slides.Every time I write about a high-performance sports car, I'm guaranteed to get letters from readers to this effect: "How can you possibly glorify the Badminton Dual-Cowl 87B? No one needs a car... Read full review for the 2010 Lotus Evora

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 6 reviews

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Great Sports car for the $$

by Lotus Driver from Sacramento, CA on December 12, 2012

I have owned my Lotus Evora for about 6 months. No issues with it! Great Toyota engine. I was on the fence for a Porsche Cayman or 911. I was looking for a somewhat practical weekend get away sports c... Read Full Review

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2010 Lotus Evora.

Warranty Coverage





What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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