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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 31 39 $11,804 $12,170
5-Door HB LT N/A N/A $25,617 $26,685
2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 40 $18,355 $19,950
2-Door Coupe S 24 34 $21,710 $23,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,804
$18,355
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,170
$19,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$203 / month
$333 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Chevrolet Spark enters the minicar fold with a space-efficient package and some of the best infotainment and connectivity technology in any affordable car; and while performance of the standard Spark is lackluster, the Spark EV breaks out as one of the best-performing, most efficient electric cars. Too bad the EV is offered on such a limited basis. The 2014 MINI Cooper is a fun, smart, and practical way to get around, without giving up its sporty, quirky side.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 31 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 39 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Car Minicompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 47.50 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.70 50.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.30 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.70 47.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.00 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - -
Front Hip Room (in) 48.00 -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.20 30.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.40 40.3
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 55.70 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 144.70 151.1
Height, Overall (in) 61.00 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.50 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 93.50 98.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 62.90 68
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 31.2 38
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 11.4 8.7
Brakes
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
Brake Type Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.2 10.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.5 35.4
Steering Type Electric Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code RBC NA
Front Tire Size P185/55R15 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code RBC NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/55R15 P175/65HR15
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) 2269 2605
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 375 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 83 @ 4200 162 @ 1250
Engine Order Code LL0 NA
Displacement 1.2L/76 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 84 @ 6400 134 @ 4500
Engine Type Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 39 (Est) 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31 (Est) 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 34 (Est) 33
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.62
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.24
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.92
Trans Order Code MX2 NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.21 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.68
Summary
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Spark MINI Cooper Hardtop
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 5.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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