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
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Car Minicompact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
144.70 146.6
Height, Overall (in)
61.00 55.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
11.4 5.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
31.2 24.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.5 35.1
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA 300
Rear Tire Size
P185/55R15 P175/65R15
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 2535
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
375 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Engine
Engine Order Code
LL0 NA
Displacement
1.2L/73 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
84 @ 6400 121 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
83 @ 4200 114 @ 4250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 32
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Hatch Back Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Spark MINI Cooper Hardtop
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.4 6.1

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