Compare 2016 Chevrolet Spark vs 2016 FIAT 500e vs 2016 Nissan Leaf

2016 Chevrolet Spark
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2016 FIAT 500e
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2016 Nissan Leaf
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5-Door HB CVT LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Spark 5-Door HB CVT LS 30 39 $13,347 $13,760
Spark 5-Door HB CVT LT w/1LT 30 39 $15,153 $15,785
Spark 5-Door HB CVT LT w/2LT 30 39 $16,593 $17,285
Spark 5-Door HB Manual LS 31 39 $12,280 $12,660
Spark 5-Door HB Manual LT w/1LT 31 39 $14,097 $14,685
Spark 5-Door HB Manual LT w/2LT 31 39 $15,537 $16,185
Spark EV 5-Door HB LT w/1SA N/A N/A $24,115 $25,120
Spark EV 5-Door HB LT w/1SB N/A N/A $24,489 $25,510
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2-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500e 2-Door HB N/A N/A $31,276 $31,800
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4-Door HB S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LEAF 4-Door HB S N/A N/A $27,486 $29,010
LEAF 4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $34,843 $36,790
LEAF 4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $32,394 $34,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,347
$31,276
$27,486
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,760
$31,800
$29,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$229 / month
$530 / month
$484 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Chevrolet Spark is an all-new version of the minicar that actually seats four adults; its more "adult" styling, higher-quality materials, and optional active-safety features may make it the best of the tiny cars. The 2016 Fiat 500e can be viewed as the best 500 minicar, if you can live with a real-world range of 80 miles; its power is smoother, its handling is more balanced, and it's cheap to buy and run—but you can only get it in California and Oregon. The 2016 Nissan Leaf remains a somewhat appliance-like drive, but its new range rating of 107 miles raises it to the top of its class—and it's still smooth, quiet, and calming to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Car Minicompact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.00 35.5 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.80 46.4 52.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.70 40.7 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.00 78.6 92.4
Front Hip Room (in)
48.20 47.8 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.00 27.6 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.00 38.9 41.2
Passenger Capacity
4 4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.00 42.6 50
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.80 49.4 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
143.10 142.4 175
Height, Overall (in)
58.40 60.1 61
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.50 55 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
93.90 90.6 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.80 64.1 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
54.50 55.4 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.5 6.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
11.10 7 24
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
27.20 - 30
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.4 11.5
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11 11.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.2 - -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 31.3 34.2
Steering Type
Electric Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P185/55R15 P185/55HR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T105/70D14 NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
QGD T1A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAL NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/55R15 P185/55HR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QGD T1A NA
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)
2278 2980 3256
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 X 6.5 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 X 5.5 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4.5 NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
375 500 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 - -
Engine
Displacement
1.4L/- TBD - - -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ - TBD - 111 107
Engine Type
Gas I4 Electric Electric
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection - -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
94 @ - TBD - 147 187
Engine Order Code
LV7 E99 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 - -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 - -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 112 114
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 103 101
Battery Range (mi)
- 84 84
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 121 126
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 9.59 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Order Code
MR8 DAC NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 9.59 7.94
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Type
1 1 1
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Spark FIAT 500e Nissan LEAF
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 - -
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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