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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 Pure
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Pure 34 38 $11,616 $12,490
2-Door Coupe Passion 34 38 $13,848 $14,890
2-Door Cabriolet Passion 34 38 $16,638 $17,890
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,819
$11,616
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,185
$12,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$203 / month
$208 / 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. Distinctive, quirky, and lightly restyled this year, the 2013 Smart ForTwo is at its best in crowded cities where parking and maneuverability are top priorities, but smooth driving takes careful practice and almost any other inexpensive car is a better choice for highway use.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 32 mpg 34 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mini-Compact Car Minicompact
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 41.200
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.3 45.400
Front Hip Room (in) 48.00 45.400
Second Leg Room (in) 35.20 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.40 39.700
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Second Hip Room (in) 47.50 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.70 48.000
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 144.70 106.100
Height, Overall (in) 61.00 60.700
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.50 54.500
Wheelbase (in) 93.50 73.500
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 62.90 61.400
Track Width, Front (in) 55.70 50.500
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 11.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 31.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 7.800
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - 8.000 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.000 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.2 8.700
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.5 28.700
Steering Type Electric Pwr Steering Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P185/55R15 P155/60R15
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code RBC NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/55R15 P175/55R15
Rear Tire Order Code RBC NA
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 1808
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 4.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 4.500
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 375 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 1.2L/73 1.0/61
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 84 @ 6400 70 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I3
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 83 @ 4200 68 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LL0 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 32 34
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 34 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 38
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.710
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.230
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.910
Trans Order Code MX2 NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.21 4.530
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.940
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.310
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.260
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Spark Smart fortwo
Body Style 4 Door Hatch Back Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.4 5.1
 
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