Compare 2014 Chevrolet Spark vs 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage vs 2014 Scion iQ

2014 Chevrolet Spark
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2014 Mitsubishi Mirage
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2014 Scion iQ
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5-Door HB CVT LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Spark 5-Door HB CVT LS 30 39 $13,075 $13,480
Spark 5-Door HB CVT LT w/1LT 30 39 $14,395 $14,995
Spark 5-Door HB CVT LT w/2LT 30 39 $15,729 $16,385
Spark 5-Door HB Manual LS 31 39 $11,804 $12,170
Spark 5-Door HB Manual LT w/1LT 31 39 $13,382 $13,940
Spark 5-Door HB Manual LT w/2LT 31 39 $14,678 $15,290
Spark EV 5-Door HB LT w/1SA N/A N/A $25,617 $26,685
Spark EV 5-Door HB LT w/1SB N/A N/A $25,929 $27,010
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4-Door HB CVT DE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mirage 4-Door HB CVT DE 37 44 $13,690 $13,995
Mirage 4-Door HB CVT ES 37 44 $14,864 $15,195
Mirage 4-Door HB Manual DE 34 42 $12,712 $12,995
Mirage 4-Door HB Manual ES 34 42 $13,886 $14,195
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3-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
iQ 3-Door HB 36 37 $14,882 $15,665
iQ 3-Door HB 10 Series 36 37 $16,958 $17,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,075
$13,690
$14,882
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,480
$13,995
$15,665
Monthly Payment Estimate
$225 / month
$233 / month
$261 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.0
6.8
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 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 Scion iQ is perfect for city dwellers with really tough on-street parking; for everyone else, it's more of a statement about minimalism.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 37 mpg 36 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 44 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Car Subcompact Cars Minicompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
47.50 49 33.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.70 51.7 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.30 37.3 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.70 51 50.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.00 41.7 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 86.1 73.8
Front Hip Room (in)
48.00 48.9 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.20 34 28.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.40 39.1 37.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
55.70 56.3 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
144.70 148.8 120.1
Height, Overall (in)
61.00 59.1 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.50 55.7 57.5
Wheelbase (in)
93.50 96.5 78.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.90 65.6 66.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
31.2 47 16.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
11.4 17.2 3.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA - -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 7 7.1
Brake Type
Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 7 7.1
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 9 10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.2 9.2 8.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.5 30.2 26.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RBC NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/55R15 P165/65SR14 P175/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
RBC NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/55R15 P165/65SR14 P175/60HR16
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)
2368 2029 2127
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 14 X 4.5 16 X 5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 14 X 4.5 16 X 5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
375 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 85 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
83 @ 4200 74 @ 4000 89 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LL0 NA NA
Displacement
1.2L/76 1.2 L/73 1.3 L/81
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
84 @ 6400 74 @ 6000 94 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-3 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 (Est) 44 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 (Est) 37 36
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 (Est) 40 37
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.01 - 0.55 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Trans Type
4 1 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.77 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Trans Order Code
M4M NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.76 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Spark Mitsubishi Mirage Scion iQ
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 9.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 4.6 (Est) 4.9
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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