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Selected Style 5-Door HB Manual LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB LS 32 38 $11,819 $12,185
5-Door HB LT 28 37 $14,121 $14,710
4-Door Sedan Manual LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 26 35 $13,830 $14,185
5-Door HB LS 26 35 $14,415 $14,785
4-Door Sedan LT 26 35 $15,014 $15,640
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $15,590 $16,240
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 35 $16,387 $17,250
5-Door HB LTZ 26 35 $16,957 $17,850
5-Door HB RS 27 34 $19,175 $20,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,819
$13,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,185
$14,185
Monthly Payment Estimate
$203 / month
$236 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Chevrolet Spark is the brand's first minicar, and its five doors open to an interior that seats four adults capably if not luxuriously. It's neither the fastest nor the most fuel-efficient small car, but in tight city streets, it's easy to drive and park--and the smartphone navigation app shows the future of in-car infotainment. Avoid the automatic version, though; it's tragically slow. The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic swaps econobox blues for sporty driving feel as well as safety, refinement, and comfort.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 32 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mini-Compact Car Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Hip Room (in) 47.50 51.60
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.70 53.40
Second Head Room (in) 37.30 37.80
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.70 53.00
Front Leg Room (in) 42.00 41.80
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.3 90.4
Front Hip Room (in) 48.00 51.40
Second Leg Room (in) 35.20 34.60
Front Head Room (in) 39.40 38.70
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 55.70 59.40
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.90
Length, Overall (in) 144.70 173.10
Height, Overall (in) 61.00 59.70
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.50 59.40
Wheelbase (in) 93.50 99.40
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 62.90 68.30
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 31.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 11.4 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.80 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - 9.00 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.2 12.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.5 34.50
Steering Type Electric Pwr Steering Electric Pwr Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.80
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code RBC Q1H
Front Tire Size P185/55R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code RBC Q1H
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/55R15 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2337 2727
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 375 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 83 @ 4200 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code LL0 LUW
Displacement 1.2L/73 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 84 @ 6400 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 32 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 34 30
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.73
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.14
Trans Order Code MX2 M26
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.21 3.94
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.12
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Hatch Back Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Spark Chevrolet Sonic
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.4 4.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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