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The Lotus Elise is a mid-engine two-seat sports car known for sharp handling, excellent braking and quick acceleration. It achieves...

2009 Lotus Elise Model Comparison

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General Pricing

Resale Value $47,250.00 $65,690.00
Destination $925.00 $925.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 1.8L I4 1.8L I4
Horsepower 189 @ 7800 RPM 240 @ 8000 RPM
Torque 133 @ 6800 RPM 170 @ 5500 RPM
Valves 4 4
Displacement (cc) 1796 1796
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.2 X 3.3 3.2 X 3.3
Compression Ratio 11.5:1 11.5:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 21 20
Highway (mpg) 27 26

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 1984.2 2076.8
Wheelbase (in.) 90.5 90.5
Length (in.) 149.0 149.5
Width (in.) 67.7 68.0
Height (in.) 44.0 45.6
Track Front (in.) 57.4 57.4
Track Rear (in.) 59.3 59.3
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 2 2
Front Headroom (in.) N/A N/A
Rear Headroom (in.) N/A N/A
Front Legroom (in.) N/A N/A
Rear Legroom (in.) N/A N/A
Front Shoulder Room (in.) N/A N/A
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) N/A N/A
Front Hip Room (in.) N/A N/A
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A N/A

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) N/A N/A

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone wishbone
Rear Suspension wishbone wishbone
Tires 175/50R16 195/50R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Cassette Player N/A N/A
CD Player Yes Yes
CD Changer N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A


Cruise Control N/A N/A
Tilt Steering N/A N/A
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std.


Driver Airbag Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag N/A N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A


Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A N/A


Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows N/A N/A

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