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Selected Style 4-Door HB Manual DE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual DE 34 42 $12,712 $12,995
4-Door HB CVT DE 37 44 $13,690 $13,995
4-Door HB Manual ES 34 42 $13,886 $14,195
4-Door HB CVT ES 37 44 $14,864 $15,195
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,712
$11,804
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,995
$12,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$217 / month
$203 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage five-door hatchback is larger than a minicar, smaller than a subcompact, but offers practical transport at a low price--and the highest non-hybrid gas mileage of any car sold--at the cost of weak acceleration and sloppy handling. 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 34 mpg 31 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 42 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Subcompact Car
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.30
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51 49.70
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.00
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Front Hip Room (in) 48.9 48.00
Second Leg Room (in) 34 35.20
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.40
Second Hip Room (in) 49 47.50
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 50.70
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 148.8 144.70
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 61.00
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.7 55.50
Wheelbase (in) 96.5 93.50
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 65.6 62.90
Track Width, Front (in) 56.3 55.70
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 47 31.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 17.2 11.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 7 NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7 - TBD -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Pwr
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.2 9.2
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Electric
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.2 32.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA RBC
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P165/65SR14 P185/55R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA RBC
Front Tire Size P165/65SR14 P185/55R15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1973 2269
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 X 4.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 X 4.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 85 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 375
Engine
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-3 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 74 @ 4000 83 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA LL0
Displacement 1.2 L/73 1.2L/76
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 74 @ 6000 84 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 34 31 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 37 34 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 42 39 (Est)
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.05 4.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA MX2
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.21 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Clutch Size (in) - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Mirage Chevrolet Spark
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 9.0 (Est) - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 4.9 (Est) - TBD -
Trailering
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
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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