Starting at | Starting at 21 MPG City - 27 MPG Highway
Lotus takes the sports car mentality to heart, with slippery curves, an open top and a 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds. The 4-cylinder Toyota-sourced engine may seem small, but there is not an ounce of extra weight on the Elise, which keeps both the sticker price low and fun quotient high.
There are a few changes for 2009, such as a standard tire pressure monitoring system. Interior upgrades include a high-definition LCD panel, reduced clutter in the dashboard, and customizable display options. The new integrated key design also includes an alarm/immobilizer system.
This car has been available in Europe for a decade, while the U.S. had to wait until 2005 for the roadster to hit American shores. In the years since, little has changed for the Elise. A few variants have been made available, like the SC supercharged version, and new paint colors have been added to the two standard-issue choices.
Braking & Traction
|4-Wheel Disc Brakes||Std|
|Tire Pressure Monitoring System||Std|
|Driver Air Bag||Std|
|Passenger Air Bag||Std|
|Daytime Running Lights||Std|
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||2 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Corrosion||8 Years/Unlimited Miles|
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