Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

There's no official Euro NCAP crash rating for the Europa but unlike older Lotus models it comes with two airbags and anti-lock brakes as standard. However, there is no traction control system available - even as an option.

The sills may be narrower and the roof higher, but the Europa is no easier to get in or out of than the Elise, especially in a tight car park where you can't fully open the door. The boot isn't bad with 154 litres of luggage room - around the same as a Mazda MX-5. It's pretty deep and square so will cope with a week's food shopping for two or even holiday luggage at a squeeze.

Inside there are numerous little storage areas including a small leather mobile phone holder and a long velcro flap to hold various objects in place. There's also a small net behind the seats and a few document pockets, but no glovebox as such.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Lotus Europa (06-10).

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Leather seat trim
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats

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
  • Front fog lights
  • Sat Nav

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Sat Nav
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
SE optional equipment
None available