• Inventory Prices: $48,068–$68,292
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 21-22
  • Engine: 276-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2013 Lotus Evora

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 Lotus Evora

What We Don't Like

  • Cockpit difficult to enter/exit

Notable Features

  • Only U.S. Lotus for 2013
  • Seats up to four
  • Mid-engine layout
  • 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Supercharged S model
  • Six-speed manual or automatic

2013 Lotus Evora Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The mid-engine Evora is the only Lotus road car available in the U.S. for the 2013 model year. In contrast to the high-revving four-cylinder engines used in the automaker's Elise, the Evora has a 3.5-liter V-6. Larger, heavier and more expensive than the Elise, the Evora roughly competes in price and performance with the Porsche 911. The Evora is Lotus' first modern attempt at a daily driver, with options such as a two-passenger backseat and a navigation system.

New for 2013
The supercharged Evora S model is now available with the six-speed automatic transmission, which includes paddle shifters.

ExteriorThough it bears a passing resemblance to the Exige and Elise, the Evora two-door coupe weighs about 3,000 pounds, which is roughly 1,000 pounds more than those two cars. Lotus says the car was designed to be a better daily driver, with larger doors, narrower doorsills and a 2.5-inch higher seating position. Still, the Evora looks like a racecar. A low, broad nose extends far beyond the front wheels, while the rear wheels sit comparatively closer to the rear bumper. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 18-inch wheels in front; 19-inch wheels in back
  • Standard bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps
  • Lightweight aluminum chassis and aluminum and composite body

InteriorThe Evora's cabin offers a leather-covered dashboard with genuine aluminum accents. The automaker says the front seats can accommodate two 6-foot-6-inch adults, and the 5.7-cubic-foot trunk can hold a full set of golf clubs. The optional rear seats, however, are intended for kids. Interior features include:

  • Optional rear seats
  • Optional premium leather interior
  • Optional navigation system

Under the HoodMounted behind the backseat as opposed to under the hood, the Evora's 3.5-liter V-6 engine comes from Toyota. It makes 276 horsepower and 258 pounds-feet of torque in the base model. A supercharged version in the Evora S is rated at 345 hp and 295 pounds-feet of torque. Both engines come with a standard six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic with paddle shifters is optional. Mechanical features include:

  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Four-wheel-independent suspension

SafetySafety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability system

 

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4 Trims Available

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Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2013 Lotus Evora trim comparison will help you decide.
 

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2013 Lotus Evora Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/unlimited

Powertrain

36mo/unlimited

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

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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