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2013 Chevrolet Spark

2013 MINI Cooper

  2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar 2013 MINI Cooper 2-door Coupe Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $11,819 $18,125
28/38 26/37
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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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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  • Real interior space for four
  • Upright rear hides usable load space
  • Navigation app for smartphones costs just $50
  • Even base cars have alloy wheels
  • Supremely easy to park


  • Automatic transmission cars are slow--very slow
  • Fuel economy not as good as larger compacts
  • Seats feel slightly narrow
  • Some may prefer more conventional colors


  • A hoot to drive
  • Uniquely MINI look inside and out
  • Excellent gas mileage
  • Plenty of room for personalization


  • Tight back seat
  • Steering feel could be better
  • Some cheap-ish controls and materials
  • Pricey with options
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