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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 31 39 $11,804 $12,170
5-Door HB LT N/A N/A $25,617 $26,685
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe N/A N/A $18,355 $19,950
2-Door Coupe S N/A N/A $21,710 $23,600
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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 N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 39 mpg N/A mpg
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Subcompact Car Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 31.2 38
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 11.4 8.7
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.2 10.6
Steering Type Electric Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.5 35.4
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/55R15 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code RBC NA
Front Tire Size P185/55R15 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code RBC NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2269 2605
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 375 -
Engine Type Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31 (Est) -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 34 (Est) -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 39 (Est) -
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
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
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Spark MINI Cooper Hardtop
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank Multi-Link
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
Crash Test Ratings
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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