Compare 2013 Chevrolet Spark vs 2013 FIAT 500 vs 2012 MINI Cooper

2013 Chevrolet Spark
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2013 FIAT 500
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2012 MINI Cooper
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5-Door HB LS
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
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2-Door HB Pop
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Pop 31 40 $15,746 $16,195
2-Door HB Sport 31 40 $16,960 $17,500
2-Door HB Sport Cattiva 31 40 $16,960 $17,500
2-Door HB Gucci 31 40 $17,890 $18,500
2-Door HB Lounge 31 40 $17,890 $18,500
2-Door HB Turbo 28 34 $18,820 $19,500
2-Door HB Turbo Cattiva 28 34 $18,820 $19,500
2-Door Convertible Pop 31 40 $19,126 $19,695
2-Door HB Abarth 28 34 $21,233 $22,095
2-Door Convertible Gucci 31 40 $21,735 $22,500
2-Door Convertible Lounge 31 40 $21,735 $22,500
2-Door Convertible Abarth 28 34 $25,078 $26,095
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 37 $17,550 $19,500
2-Door Coupe S 27 35 $20,790 $23,100
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $26,910 $29,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,819
$15,746
$17,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,185
$16,195
$19,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$203 / month
$270 / month
$325 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
7.0
8.6
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 Fiat 500 rewards the style-conscious buyer that's willing to go small, and the Abarth and Turbo models even add in a healthy dose of sport. In all of its guises the 2012 MINI Cooper is fun-to-drive, uniquely styled, and with three standard levels of performance, there's an option for everyone.
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Fuel Economy
City
32 mpg 31 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 40 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Car Minicompact Car Minicompact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 2 -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
47.50 42.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.70 49.4 50.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.30 35.6 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.70 46.4 44.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 40.7 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86.3 75.6 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
48.00 47.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.20 31.7 27.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.40 38.9 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
55.70 55.4 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
144.70 139.6 146.6
Height, Overall (in)
61.00 59.8 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.50 55.0 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
93.50 90.6 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.90 64.1 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
31.2 - TBD - 24.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
11.4 9.5 5.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.1 x 0.86 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.4 x 0.4 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.2 10.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.5 30.6 35.1
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RBC T1A N/A
Front Tire Size
P185/55R15 185/55R15 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RBC T1A N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA 300
Rear Tire Size
P185/55R15 185/55R15 P175/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2337 2363 2535
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 4.6 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
375 500 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
83 @ 4200 98 @ 4000 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LL0 EAB N16
Displacement
1.2L/73 1.4L/83 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
84 @ 6400 101 @ 6500 121 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 40 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 31 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 34 32
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.909 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.345 1.19
Trans Type
5 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.766 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.818 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.174 1.79
Trans Order Code
MX2 DDF NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.44 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.974 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual Manual
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Hatch Back Hatchback Coupe
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Spark FIAT 500 MINI Cooper Hardtop
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Twist Beam Axle Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.4 5.4 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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