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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
2-Door Coupe
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 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
Fuel Economy - City 32 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mini-Compact Car Minicompact
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Leg Room (in) 42.00 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.3 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) 48.00 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.50 57.8
Wheelbase (in) 93.50 97.1
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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.2 13.2
Steering
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
Steering Type Electric Pwr Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA 300
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2337 2535
Wheels
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
Rear 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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 34 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 32 29
Transmission
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
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.79
Trans Order Code MX2 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.21 4.35
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.91
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Hatch Back Hatchback
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Spark MINI Cooper Hardtop
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.4 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 7 (2012)
 
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