Compare 2017 Chevrolet Spark vs 2017 FIAT 500 vs 2017 MINI Cooper

2017 Chevrolet Spark
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2017 FIAT 500
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2017 MINI Cooper
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5-Door HB CVT ACTIV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Spark 5-Door HB CVT ACTIV 30 39 $16,569 $17,170
Spark 5-Door HB CVT LS 30 39 $13,606 $14,100
Spark 5-Door HB CVT LT w/1LT 30 39 $15,367 $15,925
Spark 5-Door HB CVT LT w/2LT 30 39 $16,815 $17,425
Spark 5-Door HB Manual ACTIV 31 39 $15,507 $16,070
Spark 5-Door HB Manual LS 31 39 $12,545 $13,000
Spark 5-Door HB Manual LT w/1LT 31 39 $14,306 $14,825
Spark 5-Door HB Manual LT w/2LT 31 39 $15,753 $16,325
Select style
Lounge Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500 Lounge Hatch 31 38 $18,218 $18,495
500 Pop Hatch 31 38 $14,945 $14,995
500 Abarth Cabrio 28 33 $21,063 $21,490
500 Abarth Hatch 28 33 $19,620 $19,995
500c Lounge Cabrio 31 38 $19,661 $19,990
500c Pop Cabrio 31 38 $16,388 $16,490
Select style
Cooper FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Convertible Cooper FWD 28 37 $24,595 $25,950
Convertible Cooper S FWD 23 32 $27,135 $29,600
Convertible John Cooper Works FWD 22 31 $31,885 $35,600
Hardtop 2 Door Cooper FWD 28 38 $19,895 $20,950
Hardtop 2 Door Cooper S FWD 23 32 $22,405 $24,400
Hardtop 2 Door John Cooper Works FWD 23 32 $27,700 $30,900
Hardtop 4 Door Cooper FWD 28 37 $20,835 $21,950
Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S FWD 23 32 $23,315 $25,400

Pricing

Invoice Price

$16,569
$18,218
$24,595

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$17,170
$18,495
$25,950

Monthly Payment Estimate

$286 / month
$308 / month
$433 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

5.6
4.7
6.7

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Chevrolet Spark is one of the best tiny cars you can buy in America, with its laudable array of active-safety systems. The 2017 Fiat 500, in a simplified lineup of models, is still stylish and distinctive after six years; pick the Abarth for driver excitement or the 500c Cabrio for inexpensive soft-top fun The 2017 Mini Cooper is still one of the most fun cars to drive on the road today.

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Fuel Economy

City

30 mpg 31 mpg 28 mpg

Highway

39 mpg 38 mpg 37 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 - -

EPA Classification

Subcompact Car Minicompact Cars Minicompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

49.80 46.4 39.7

Front Leg Room (in)

41.70 40.7 41.4

Passenger Volume (ft³)

83.00 75.5 76.3

Front Hip Room (in)

48.20 47.9 -

Second Leg Room (in)

33.00 31.7 30.9

Front Head Room (in)

39.00 37.6 39.8

Passenger Capacity

4 4 4

Second Hip Room (in)

48.00 42.6 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

50.80 49.4 51

Second Head Room (in)

37.00 35.6 39

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

58.76 59.8 55.7

Track Width, Rear (in)

54.50 55 59.1

Wheelbase (in)

93.90 90.6 98.2

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

62.80 64.1 68

Track Width, Front (in)

54.50 55.4 59.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 4.1 -

Length, Overall (in)

143.10 139.6 151.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

27.20 30.1 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

11.10 9.5 -

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA 9.4 10.2

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 - 10.1 11

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

9.2 10.5 11.6

Steering

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 - - -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

33.8 30.6 35.4

Tires

Spare Tire Size

T105/70D14 NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

QGD T1A NA

Spare Tire Order Code

ZAL NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P185/55R15 P185/55HR15 P175/65HR15

Rear Tire Order Code

QGD T1A NA

Front Tire Size

P185/55R15 P185/55HR15 P175/65HR15

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)

2312 2366 2855

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 X 6 15 X 5.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 X 6 15 X 5.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

14 x 4.5 NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - - -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

80 120 150

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

375 500 -

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

98 @ 6200 101 @ 6500 134 @ 4500

Engine Type

Gas I4 Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

94 @ 4400 98 @ 4000 162 @ 1250

Engine Order Code

LV7 EAB NA

Displacement

1.4L/- TBD - 1.4 L/83 1.5 L/91

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

30 31 28

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

34 34 32

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

39 38 37

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 3.82 3.54

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 2.17 1.93

Trans Order Code

MR8 DDF NA

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.76 3.44 3.42

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.97 0.97

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Manual w/OD Manual w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA 0.68

First Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 3.91 3.62

Clutch Size (in)

NA - -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.34 1.24

Trans Type

1 5 6

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.77 0.81

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Spark FIAT 500 MINI Convertible

Body Style

Hatchback Hatchback Convertible

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA Torsion Beam Multi-Link

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 Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.3 5.2 5.5

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- TBD - - -

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

-

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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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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