Compare 2009 Lotus Elise vs 2009 Audi S4

2009 Lotus Elise
2009 Audi S4
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $47,250
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,990
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2-Door Cabriolet Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Cabriolet Manual 13 19 $53,127 $57,125
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic 14 21 $54,242 $58,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$53,127
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,250
$57,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$952 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 53.0
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 78.8
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 32.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 45.1
Second Leg Room (in)
- 32.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
44.0 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.2 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
90.5 104.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 25.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 70.0
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
149.0 180.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 8.9-10.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.9 x 0.87
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.6 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 37.7
Steering Type
Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.48
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/50R16 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P235/40ZR18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P235/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
1984 4211
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 190
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 450
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 6800 302 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
189 @ 7800 340 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.46
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Lotus Elise Audi S4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal Link,
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Sport
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link,
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Sport
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 2

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