Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 28 - 30 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

It may be a high performance car, but the Europa isn’t overly expensive to run. Economy is reasonable (particularly given the power) with 30mpg averaged by the standard model. However, Lotus servicing is expensive and there aren’t that many dealers around. It also sits in the highest insurance group (20) too.

For a car with such impressive performance, the Europa has quite low emissions with the standard emitting 220g/km of CO2 – about the same as a Porsche Cayman. The standard model averages 30mpg while the more powerful version is close behind with 29mpg.

Lotus interiors tend to show wear and tear quite easily as they’re built to be light rather than indestructible. The mechanical components should be quite reliable and the engine, even if driven hard, isn’t particularly stressed as it was designed to lug a much heavier car. It should be dependable.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £360
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Insurance group 46 - 47
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