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Selected Style 4-Door HB ES
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB ES N/A N/A $22,500 $22,995
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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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the least expensive electric car on the market, and it can carry four adults despite its tiny size and nimbleness around-town, though it's less good at highway speeds. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 31 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 39 mpg
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Subcompact Car
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 47.8 47.50
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 50.70
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.7 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 34.3 37.30
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 49.70
Front Leg Room (in) 33.8 42.00
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) 49.4 48.00
Second Leg Room (in) 30 35.20
Front Head Room (in) 35.6 39.40
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 55.9 55.70
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 144.7 144.70
Height, Overall (in) 63.6 61.00
Track Width, Rear (in) 54.3 55.50
Wheelbase (in) 100.4 93.50
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 62.4 62.90
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 50.4 31.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 13.2 11.4
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 8 NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8 - TBD -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Pwr
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - NA
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Electric
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.8 32.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA RBC
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/60HR15 P185/55R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA RBC
Front Tire Size P145/65HR15 P185/55R15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2579 2269
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 83 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA LL0
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 66 @ 3000 84 @ 6400
Engine Type Electric Gas I4
Fuel System - Electronic Fuel Injection
Displacement - 1.2L/76
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 126 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 112 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 99 -
Battery Range (mi) 155 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 31 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 34 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 39 (Est)
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 7.07 4.21
Trans Type 1 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans Order Code NA MX2
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi i-MiEV Chevrolet Spark
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 9.2
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 375
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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