2009 Lotus Elise Values

Select a 2009 Lotus Elise trim level

2009 model year changes

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.

Competitive comparison

Distinctive roadster styling; 0-60 in less than five seconds; fuel economy; fun weekend racer

Special features for 2009

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.


For 2009, the Lotus Elise two-seat convertible sports car introduces the SC trim level and raises the horsepower and speed over previous models. Equipped with rear-wheel-drive, the Lotus Elise is propelled by a 1.8L inline four-cylinder engine packing 189 hp and 133 lb-ft of torque tied to a six-speed manual transmission and can go 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 150 mph. The Lotus Elise SC upgrades to a supercharged I4 engine blasting 218 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque to fly zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. The Lotus Elise SC roadster is able to attain high speeds due to a specially designed M45 Easton rotor pack non-intercooled supercharger. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the base Lotus Elise is 21 mpg city/27 mpg hwy, while the supercharged SC engine gets 20/26 mpg. Lotus Elise safety equipment includes an antilock braking system and standard airbags. Lotus Elise performance specifications clearly delineate it as a stylish high-performance sports car for the automotive enthusiast.