Compare 2013 Chevrolet Spark vs 2013 MINI Cooper vs 2013 Scion iQ

2013 Chevrolet Spark
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2013 MINI Cooper
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2013 Scion iQ
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5-Door HB Automatic LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Spark 5-Door HB Automatic LS 28 37 $12,716 $13,110
Spark 5-Door HB Automatic LT w/1LT 28 37 $14,121 $14,710
Spark 5-Door HB Automatic LT w/2LT 28 37 $15,369 $16,010
Spark 5-Door HB Manual LS 32 38 $11,819 $12,185
Spark 5-Door HB Manual LT w/1LT 32 38 $13,233 $13,785
Spark 5-Door HB Manual LT w/2LT 32 38 $14,481 $15,085
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Convertible 2-Door 27 35 $23,140 $25,150
Cooper Convertible 2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,475 $35,300
Cooper Convertible 2-Door S 26 35 $25,900 $28,150
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe 29 37 $18,125 $19,700
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 26 35 $27,690 $30,100
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe S 26 35 $21,435 $23,300
Cooper Paceman AWD 2-Door John Cooper Works ALL4 N/A N/A $32,660 $35,500
Cooper Paceman AWD 2-Door S ALL4 N/A N/A $26,220 $28,500
Cooper Paceman FWD 2-Door N/A N/A $21,345 $23,200
Cooper Paceman FWD 2-Door S N/A N/A $24,655 $26,800
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3-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
iQ 3-Door HB 36 37 $14,720 $15,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,716
$23,140
$14,720
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,110
$25,150
$15,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$219 / month
$419 / month
$258 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
8.0
7.0
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. The 2013 MINI Cooper models are small-car standouts in style and driving fun, and with several body styles and three different levels of performance you can pick your level of potency and practicality. The 2013 Scion iQ will appeal to space-challenged city dwellers; for everyone else, it's a lifestyle choice to buy a car that stands out from the crowd.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 27 mpg 36 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 35 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Car Minicompact Mini Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - 2
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.30 38.503 35.90
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.70 39.200 50.20
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 41.700 40.90
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86.3 - TBD - 73.80
Front Hip Room (in)
48.00 - TBD - 53.90
Second Leg Room (in)
35.20 29.300 28.60
Front Head Room (in)
39.40 38.425 37.70
Passenger Capacity
4 4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
47.50 - TBD - 33.80
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.70 50.300 53.10
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.472 5.30
Length, Overall (in)
144.70 145.629 120.10
Height, Overall (in)
61.00 55.669 59.10
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.50 57.755 57.50
Wheelbase (in)
93.50 97.125 78.70
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.90 66.259 66.10
Track Width, Front (in)
55.70 57.440 58.10
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
11.4 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
31.2 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 5.650 16.70
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.196 x 0.393 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Electric
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA 7.10 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.023 x 0.866 10.00 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.2 10.566 8.50
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.100 13.20
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.5 35.104 26.40
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering Electric Rack & Pinion Electric
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.400 2.90
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P185/55R15 P195/55R16 P175/60R16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
RBC N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/55R15 P195/55R16 P175/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
RBC N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2269 2568 2127
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5 16 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5 16 x 5.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.494 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
375 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.2L/73 1.6L/98 1.3L/81
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
84 @ 6400 120 @ 6000 94 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
83 @ 4200 118 @ 4250 89 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LL0 NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 27 36
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 30 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 35 37
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.194 NA
Trans Type
4 6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.784 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.353 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.792 NA
Trans Order Code
MNG NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.14 4.350 - TBD -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.914 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.683 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.214 - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Hatch Back Convertible Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Spark MINI Cooper Convertible Scion iQ
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-link Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7 (2012) - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.1 5.1
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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