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3/4 Front Glamour 2009 Lotus Elise
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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 2009 Lotus Elise specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2009 Lotus Elise warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$47,250$54,990
    Invoice *N/AN/A
    Engine1.8L I-4 189 HP1.8L I-4 218 HP
    Transmission6-spd man w/OD6-spd man w/OD
    Fuel Economy City21.0 mpg20.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy27.0 mpg26.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine1.8L I-4 189 HP1.8L I-4 218 HP
    Transmission6-spd man w/OD6-spd man w/OD
    AlternatorN/AN/A
    BatteryN/AN/A
    Axle Ratio4.534.53
    Recommended Fuel Typepremium unleadedpremium unleaded
    Fuel Tank10.6 gal.10.6 gal.
    Auxiliary Fuel TankN/AN/A
    Exhauststainless steel with chrome tailpipe finishstainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheel
    4WD ShiftN/AN/A
    Locking Hub ControlN/AN/A
    Limited Slip DifferentialN/AN/A
    Traction ControlN/AN/A
  • Steering and Suspension
    Electronic StabilityN/AN/A
    RideN/AN/A
    Ride ControlN/AN/A
    Adaptive SuspensionN/AN/A
    Auto-Levelling SuspensionN/AN/A
    Front Suspensiondouble wishbonedouble wishbone
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoil
    Front Torsion BarN/AN/A
    Front ShocksBilsteinBilstein
    Rear Suspensiondouble wishbonedouble wishbone
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoil
    Rear ShocksBilsteinBilstein
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Steering CoolerN/AN/A
    BrakesAP Racing/Brembo 4-wheel discAP Racing/Brembo 4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfront and rearfront and rear
    WheelsN/AN/A
    Front TiresP175/50WR16.0BSW performanceP175/50WR16.0BSW performance
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)225/45R17.0225/45R17.0
    Spare Tire and WheelN/AN/A
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity22
    Front Seat Typesportsport
    Heated Front SeatsN/AN/A
    Front Headrestsfixedfixed
    Front ArmrestsN/AN/A
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way
    Easy EntryN/AN/A
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way
    Rear SeatsN/AN/A
    Rear HeadrestsN/AN/A
    Rear Child SeatsN/AN/A
    Rear ArmrestsN/AN/A
    Third Row SeatsN/AN/A
    Third Row Child SeatsN/AN/A
    Third Row ArmrestsN/AN/A
    Seat Trimcloth/leathercloth/leather
    Door TrimN/AN/A
    HeadlinerN/AN/A
    Floor TrimN/AN/A
    Floor Matscarpet frontcarpet front
    Dashboard Insertaluminumaluminum
    Gear Shift Knob Trimaluminumaluminum
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Sunroofmanualmanual
    Convertible RoofN/AN/A
    Roof FeaturesN/AN/A
    Vanity MirrorsN/AN/A
    Auxiliary VisorsN/AN/A
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-night
    Rear Visor Vanity MirrorN/AN/A
    Glove BoxN/AN/A
    Cabback InsulatorN/AN/A
    Dome LightN/AN/A
    Reading LightsN/AN/A
    Floor Consolepartialpartial
    Overhead ConsoleN/AN/A
    Cup HolderN/AN/A
    Instrument Panel Storagebinbin
    Dashboard StorageN/AN/A
    Interior Concealed StorageN/AN/A
    Seatback StorageN/AN/A
    Refrigerated BoxN/AN/A
    Manufacturer Luggage SetN/AN/A
    Door BinsN/AN/A
    Rear Door BinsN/AN/A
    Underseat TrayN/AN/A
    Cargo Concealed StorageN/AN/A
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid TrimN/AN/A
    Cargo CoverN/AN/A
    Cargo NetN/AN/A
    Cargo Tie DownsN/AN/A
    Cargo LightN/AN/A
    Air CompressorN/AN/A
    Front Air Conditioningmanualmanual
    Climate ControlN/AN/A
    Rear Air ConditioningN/AN/A
    Air FilterN/AN/A
    Rear Heat DuctsN/AN/A
    Automatic Air RecirculationN/AN/A
    Rear HeaterN/AN/A
    RadioAlpine AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAlpine AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan
    Radio Steering Wheel ControlsN/AN/A
    CDin-dash mounted singlein-dash mounted single
    MP3 PlayerMP3 decoderMP3 decoder
    MiniDisc PlayerN/AN/A
    Speakers4 brand4 brand
    AmplifierN/AN/A
    Radio Theft Deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrent
    Antennaconcealedconcealed
    Cruise ControlN/AN/A
    Door Lockspower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlock
    Heated Door LocksN/AN/A
    Remote Keyless Entrykeyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door ReleaseN/AN/A
    Remote Fuel Flap ReleaseN/AN/A
    Rear Window ReleaseN/AN/A
    Rear Child Safety Door LocksN/AN/A
    Fuel Filler Door ReleaseN/AN/A
    Cell PhoneN/AN/A
    Power OutletsN/AN/A
    AC power outletN/AN/A
    Trunk PulldownN/AN/A
    Driver Foot RestN/AN/A
    Retained Accessory PowerN/AN/A
    Garage Door OpenerN/AN/A
    Smokers PackageN/AN/A
    Lighter ElementsN/AN/A
    First Aid KitN/AN/A
    Emergency SOSN/AN/A
    Adjustable PedalsN/AN/A
    Entertainment CenterN/AN/A
    Voice RecorderN/AN/A
    Picnic TableN/AN/A
    Internet AccessN/AN/A
    Instrument Displayanaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometer
    Oil Pressure GaugeN/AN/A
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt GaugeN/AN/A
    InclinometerN/AN/A
    AltimeterN/AN/A
    Heads Up DisplayN/AN/A
    ClockN/AN/A
    CompassN/AN/A
    Exterior TemperatureN/AN/A
    Systems Monitorsystems monitorsystems monitor
    Check Controlredundant digital speedometerredundant digital speedometer
    Trip ComputerN/AN/A
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Park Distance ControlN/AN/A
    Navigation SystemN/AN/A
    Steering Wheelsportsport
    Steering Wheel MaterialMOMO leatherMOMO leather
    Tow BarN/AN/A
    Front Windowspowerpower
    Rear WindowsN/AN/A
    Quarter Vent Rear WindowsN/AN/A
    1-Touch OpenN/AN/A
    Tinted Windowslightlight
    Double Pane Side GlassN/AN/A
    Sun BlindsN/AN/A
    Front Windshield Wipersfixed intervalfixed interval
    Heated Front WipersN/AN/A
    Rain Detecting WipersN/AN/A
    Speed Sensitve WipersN/AN/A
    Rear Windshield WiperN/AN/A
    Rear Heated WipersN/AN/A
    Electrically Heated WindshieldN/AN/A
    Sun Visor StripN/AN/A
    Rear DefrosterN/AN/A
    Rear BlindsN/AN/A
    Rear Windshield TypeN/AN/A
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Driver Side Impact AirbagsN/AN/A
    Passenger Side Impact AirbagN/AN/A
    Overhead AirbagN/AN/A
    Occupancy SensorN/AN/A
    Childseat SensorN/AN/A
    Head ProtectionN/AN/A
    Knee AirbagN/AN/A
    Rear Side AirbagN/AN/A
    Side Impact Barsside impact beamsside impact beams
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfrontfront
    Ignition Disableimmobilizerimmobilizer
    Panic Alarmpanic alarmpanic alarm
    Tracker SystemN/AN/A
    Security Systemsecurity systemsecurity system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doors2 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume4.1 cu.ft.4.1 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo LengthN/AN/A
    Exterior Length149.0 "149.0 "
    Exterior Width67.7 "67.7 "
    Exterior Height45.0 "45.0 "
    Wheelbase91 "91 "
    Front Tread57 "57 "
    Rear Tread59 "59 "
    Turning Radius16.4 '16.4 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight RatingN/AN/A
    Curb Weight1,984 lbs.2,006 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight RatingN/AN/A
    Rear Gross Axle Weight RatingN/AN/A
    PayloadN/AN/A
    Max Trailer WeightN/AN/A
    Max Trailer Tongue WeightN/AN/A
    Drag CoefficientN/AN/A
    Front Legroom43.5 "43.5 "
    Rear LegroomN/AN/A
    Front Headroom36.5 "36.5 "
    Rear HeadroomN/AN/A
    Third Row HeadroomN/AN/A
    Front HiproomN/AN/A
    Rear HiproomN/AN/A
    Third Row HiproomN/AN/A
    Front Shoulder RoomN/AN/A
    Rear Shoulder RoomN/AN/A
    Third Row Shoulder RoomN/AN/A
    Passenger VolumeN/AN/A
    Exterior Cargo WidthN/AN/A
    Exterior Cargo VolumeN/AN/A
    Interior Cargo Volume4.1 cu.ft.4.1 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats FoldedN/AN/A
  • Exterior Features
    Mud Flapsfrontfront
    Rear Spoilerliplip
    Running BoardsN/AN/A
    Skid PlatesN/AN/A
    Trunk RackN/AN/A
    PickupN/AN/A
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-colored
    Rear BumperN/AN/A
    Rear Step BumperN/AN/A
    Bodyside MoldingsN/AN/A
    Bodyside InsertN/AN/A
    Bodyside CladdingN/AN/A
    Rocker Panel ExtensionsN/AN/A
    Wheel WellN/AN/A
    Fender FlaresN/AN/A
    Grille Moldingsblackblack
    Paintclearcoat monotoneclearcoat monotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual manualdual manual
    TraileringN/AN/A
    Trailering HarnessN/AN/A
    Trailering HitchN/AN/A
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles24/unlimited24/unlimited
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles96/unlimited96/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/MilesN/AN/A
    Maintenance Months/MilesN/AN/A
    Accessories Months/MilesN/AN/A
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Safety Rating

Below is the 2009 Lotus Elise safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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