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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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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. Want a practical electric car for commuting, or as a second car? The 2012 Mitsubishi i is the simply the most affordable and efficient pick.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 32 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg N/A mpg
EPA Classification Mini-Compact Car
Number of Passenger Doors 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.30
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.70
Front Leg Room (in) 42.00
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.3
Front Hip Room (in) 48.00
Second Leg Room (in) 35.20
Front Head Room (in) 39.40
Passenger Capacity 4
Second Hip Room (in) 47.50
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.70
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 144.70
Height, Overall (in) 61.00
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.50
Wheelbase (in) 93.50
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 62.90
Track Width, Front (in) 55.70
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 11.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 31.2
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.5
Steering Type Electric Pwr Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA
Front Tire Size P185/55R15
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code RBC
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P185/55R15
Rear Tire Order Code RBC
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2337
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 375
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100
Displacement 1.2L/73
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 84 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 83 @ 4200
Engine Order Code LL0
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 32
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Trans Type 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Trans Order Code MX2
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Spark
Body Style 4 Door Hatch Back
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.4
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