(4.5) 2 reviews
MSRP: $44,061$53,641
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 21-22
Engine: 276-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2012 Lotus Evora

Our Take on the 2012 Lotus Evora

Our Take

The Lotus Exige and Elise two-seaters are no longer offered in the U.S., leaving the mid-engine Evora as the only Lotus for the 2012 model year. In contrast to the high-revving four-cylinder engines used in the Elise, the Evora has a Toyota 3.5-liter V-6. Larger, heavier and more expensive than ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Cockpit still difficult to enter/exit

Notable Features

  • Only U.S. Lotus for 2012
  • Seats up to four
  • Mid-engine layout
  • 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Supercharged S model
  • Six-speed manual or automatic

4 Trims 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.