Compare 2013 Chevrolet Spark vs 2013 MINI Cooper

2013 Chevrolet Spark
2013 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 Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 37 $18,125 $19,700
2-Door Coupe S 26 35 $21,435 $23,300
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 26 35 $27,690 $30,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,819
$18,125
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,185
$19,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$203 / month
$328 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
8.0
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 MINI Cooper models are small-car standouts in style and driving fun, and with several body styles and three different levels of performance you can pick your level of potency and practicality.
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Fuel Economy
City
32 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Car Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86.3 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
48.00 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.20 27.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.40 38.8
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
47.50 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.70 50.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.30 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.70 44.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.50 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
93.50 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.90 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
55.70 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
144.70 146.6
Height, Overall (in)
61.00 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
31.2 24.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
11.4 5.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.5 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA 300
Rear Tire Size
P185/55R15 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
RBC N/A
Front Tire Size
P185/55R15 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RBC N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2337 2535
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
375 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
83 @ 4200 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LL0 NA
Displacement
1.2L/73 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
84 @ 6400 121 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 37
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.79
Trans Order Code
MX2 NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.21 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.19
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Spark MINI Cooper Hardtop
Body Style
4 Door Hatch Back Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.4 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7 (2012)

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