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2008 Lotus Elise Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 2008 Lotus Elise specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2008 Lotus Elise warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$46,270
Invoice *
N/A
Engine
1.8L I-4 190 HP 134 ft.lbs. @ 6,800 rpm
Transmission
6-spd man w/OD
Fuel Economy City
21.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
27.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
1.8L I-4 190 HP 134 ft.lbs. @ 6,800 rpm
Transmission
6-spd man w/OD
Axle Ratio
4.53
Recommended Fuel Type
premium unleaded
Fuel Tank
10.6 gal.
Exhaust
stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential
Traction Control
driveline
Ride
sport
Front Suspension
double wishbone
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Front Shocks
Bilstein
Rear Suspension
independent double wishbone
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil
Rear Shocks
Bilstein
Steering
rack & pinion
Brakes
AP Racing/Brembo 4-wheel disc
Vented Disc Brakes
front and rear
Front Tires
P175/55WR16.0BSW performance / P175/50WR16.0BSW performance
Rear Tires (if different from Front)
225/45R17.0
Seating Capacity
2
Front Seat Type
sport
Front Headrests
fixed
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Seat Trim
cloth/leather / leather
Door Trim
leather
Floor Trim
carpet
Floor Mats
carpet front
Dashboard Insert
aluminum
Dashboard Trim
aluminum
Sunroof
manual
Convertible Roof
with lining
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Floor Console
partial
Cup Holder
front
Instrument Panel Storage
bin
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
Alpine AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan / Alpine AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
CD
in-dash mounted single
MP3 Player
MP3 decoder
Speakers
4 brand
Radio Theft Deterrent
radio theft deterrent
Antenna
concealed
Door Locks
power with 2 stage unlock
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (all doors)
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Systems Monitor
systems monitor
Check Control
redundant digital speedometer
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Type
sport
Steering Wheel Material
MOMO leather
Front Windows
power
Tinted Windows
light
Front Windshield Wipers
fixed interval
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Daytime Running Lights
daytime running lights
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Side Impact Bars
side impact beams
Seatbelt Pretensioners
front
Ignition Disable
immobilizer
Panic Alarm
panic alarm
Security System
security system
Door Count
2 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
4.1 cu.ft.
Exterior Length
149.0 "
Exterior Width
67.7 "
Exterior Height
45.0 "
Wheelbase
91 "
Front Tread
57 "
Rear Tread
59 "
Turning Radius
16.4 '
Curb Weight
1,984 lbs. / 1,964 lbs. / 1,996 lbs.
Front Legroom
43.5 "
Front Headroom
36.5 "
Interior Cargo Volume
4.1 cu.ft.
Mud Flaps
front
Rear Spoiler
lip
Bumpers
body-colored
Grille Moldings
black
Paint
clearcoat monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
24/unlimited
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
96/unlimited

Safety Ratings

Below is the 2008 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.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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