Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Elise was one of the last cars to be fitted with ABS which was first made available on the 111R then added across the range from mid-2006. Traction control also became an option at this point. Newer cars come with twin airbags, but previously these weren't available.

Getting in and out of the Elise is a challenge in itself. Once you've mastered the art it's slightly less ungainly, but it's never an easy exercise. The height and width of the sills, combined with a low roofline make it a real squeeze and cabin space is tight with no storage apart from a small area behind the seats. Luggage room is severely limited too with just 112 litres - only enough room for a few shopping bags.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Lotus Elise.

  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Sports seats

111R equipment

111R standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
111R optional equipment
None available

111R Sport equipment

111R Sport standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
111R Sport optional equipment
None available

111R Sports Racer equipment

111R Sports Racer standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Front electric windows
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
111R Sports Racer optional equipment
None available

111R Super Touring equipment

111R Super Touring standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Leather seat trim
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
111R Super Touring optional equipment
None available

111R Touring equipment

111R Touring standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
111R Touring optional equipment
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front fog lights
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking

111S equipment

111S standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Front electric windows
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
111S optional equipment
None available

220 Cup equipment

220 Cup standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
220 Cup optional equipment
  • CD
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

250 equipment

250 standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
250 optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim

Anniversary equipment

Anniversary standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
Anniversary optional equipment
None available

CR equipment

CR standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Passenger`s airbag
CR optional equipment
None available

Cup 250 equipment

Cup 250 standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Cup 250 optional equipment
None available

Cup 250 R equipment

Cup 250 R standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Cup 250 R optional equipment
None available

R equipment

R standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
R optional equipment
  • Leather seat trim

R Sport equipment

R Sport standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
R Sport optional equipment
  • Leather seat trim

R Sport Touring equipment

R Sport Touring standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
R Sport Touring optional equipment
None available

R Super Touring equipment

R Super Touring standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
R Super Touring optional equipment
None available

R Touring equipment

R Touring standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
R Touring optional equipment
None available

Race Tech equipment

Race Tech standard equipment
  • CD
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
Race Tech optional equipment
None available

RGB equipment

RGB standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
RGB optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Front electric windows
S optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats

S CR equipment

S CR standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Passenger`s airbag
S CR optional equipment
None available

S Cup equipment

S Cup standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
S Cup optional equipment
None available

S Sport equipment

S Sport standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
S Sport optional equipment
None available

S Sport Touring equipment

S Sport Touring standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
S Sport Touring optional equipment
  • Cruise control

S Super Touring [134] equipment

S Super Touring [134] standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
S Super Touring [134] optional equipment
None available

S Touring equipment

S Touring standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
S Touring optional equipment
None available

S Touring [134] equipment

S Touring [134] standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
S Touring [134] optional equipment
None available

SC equipment

SC standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
SC optional equipment
None available

SC Sport equipment

SC Sport standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
SC Sport optional equipment
None available

SC Sport Touring equipment

SC Sport Touring standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
SC Sport Touring optional equipment
None available

SC Touring equipment

SC Touring standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
SC Touring optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Sport optional equipment
None available

Sport 135R equipment

Sport 135R standard equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim
Sport 135R optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats

Sports Tourer equipment

Sports Tourer standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
Sports Tourer optional equipment
None available

Sprint equipment

Sprint standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Sprint optional equipment
None available

Type 23 equipment

Type 23 standard equipment
  • CD
  • Leather seat trim
Type 23 optional equipment
None available

Type 25 equipment

Type 25 standard equipment
  • CD
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
Type 25 optional equipment
None available

Type 49 equipment

Type 49 standard equipment
  • CD
  • Leather seat trim
Type 49 optional equipment
None available

Type 72 equipment

Type 72 standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
Type 72 optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Sports seats