Compare 2015 Chevrolet Spark vs 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage vs 2015 Scion iQ

2015 Chevrolet Spark
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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage
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2015 Scion iQ
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5-Door HB LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB LS 31 39 $11,901 $12,270
5-Door HB LT N/A N/A $24,163 $25,170
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4-Door HB Manual DE
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 $13,788 $14,095
4-Door HB Manual ES 34 42 $13,983 $14,295
4-Door HB CVT RF 37 44 $14,619 $14,945
4-Door HB CVT ES 37 44 $15,059 $15,395
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3-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB 36 37 $14,882 $15,665
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,901
$12,712
$14,882
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,270
$12,995
$15,665
Monthly Payment Estimate
$205 / month
$217 / month
$261 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.2
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Chevrolet Spark can actually seat four adults and manage frugal fuel economy; it's best of the minicars. The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage smaller than a subcompact and larger than a minicar, but offers five-door hatchback versatility on the cheap–and the best fuel economy you'll find in a non-hybrid car. That comes at a price in performance, though. The 2015 Scion iQ is made for city dwellers who have trouble finding parking; others will see it as a fashion accessory or a vehicular oddity.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 34 mpg 36 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 42 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Car Subcompact Cars Minicompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 5 4
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)
86.3 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
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 59.4 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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 9 10
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)
7.9 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.2 9.2 8.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.5 30.2 26.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3 - -
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)
2269 1973 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 42 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 34 36
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 37 37
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.54 -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.31 -
Trans Type
5 5 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.80 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.21 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.91 -
Trans Order Code
MX2 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.21 4.05 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.97 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
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.)
NA 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.)
NA Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 4.7 4.8 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 - -
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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