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Selected Style 5-Door HB Manual LS
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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
2012 Mitsubishi i
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Invoice Price
$11,819
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,185
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$203 / month
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TCC Rating
6.4
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TCC Rating
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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
Vehicle
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 -
Brakes
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
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 -
Tires
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 -
Trailering
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 -
Wheels
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 - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 375 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 -
Engine
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 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 32 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 34 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 -
Transmission
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 - -
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Spark -
Body Style 4 Door Hatch Back -
Suspension
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 - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.4 -
 
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