Compare 2016 Chevrolet Spark vs 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage vs 2016 smart fortwo

2016 Chevrolet Spark
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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage
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2016 smart fortwo
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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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4-Door HB CVT DE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mirage 4-Door HB CVT DE 37 44 $13,788 $14,095
Mirage 4-Door HB CVT ES 37 44 $15,059 $15,395
Mirage 4-Door HB CVT RF 37 44 $14,619 $14,945
Mirage 4-Door HB Manual DE 34 42 $12,712 $12,995
Mirage 4-Door HB Manual ES 34 42 $13,983 $14,295
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2-Door Coupe Prime
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
fortwo 2-Door Coupe Prime 32 39 $16,266 $17,490
fortwo 2-Door Coupe Proxy 32 39 $17,186 $18,480
fortwo 2-Door Coupe Pure 32 39 $13,625 $14,650
fortwo electric drive 2-Door Coupe Passion N/A N/A $23,250 $25,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,347
$13,788
$16,266
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,760
$14,095
$17,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$229 / month
$235 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.2
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 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 2016 Smart ForTwo promises parking ease—and this time, maybe better fuel economy and handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 37 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 44 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Subcompact Car Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.80 51 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.70 41.7 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.00 86.1 45.4
Front Hip Room (in)
48.20 48.9 45.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.00 34 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.00 39.1 39.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5 2
Second Hip Room (in)
48.00 49 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.80 51.7 48
Second Head Room (in)
37.00 37.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.40 59.4 61.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.50 55.7 56.3
Wheelbase (in)
93.90 96.5 73.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - 28.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.80 65.6 65.5
Track Width, Front (in)
54.50 56.3 57.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
143.10 148.8 106.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
11.10 17.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
27.20 47 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 7 8
Brake Type
Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 7 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 9 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA - -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.2 9.2 7.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 30.2 22.8
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
Spare Tire Size
T105/70D14 Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
QGD NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAL NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/55R15 P165/65SR14 P175/55TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QGD NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/55R15 P165/65SR14 P155/60TR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2278 2029 1984
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 X 4.5 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 X 4.5 15 X 4.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4.5 Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 85 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
375 - -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ - TBD - 74 @ 6000 89 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-3 Premium Unleaded I-3
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
94 @ - TBD - 74 @ 4000 100 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
LV7 NA NA
Displacement
1.4L/- TBD - 1.2 L/73 1.0 L/55
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 37 32
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 40 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 44 39
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.77 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Order Code
MR8 NA 410
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.76 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.01 - 0.55 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Type
1 1 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Spark Mitsubishi Mirage smart fortwo
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam Other
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 - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Torsion Beam Other
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 4.4 5.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - -
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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