Compare 2017 Chevrolet Spark vs 2017 Kia Rio vs 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

2017 Chevrolet Spark
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2017 Kia Rio
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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage
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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
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EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rio EX Automatic 27 36 $16,962 $17,755
Rio LX Automatic 27 36 $14,930 $15,395
Rio LX Manual 27 36 $13,902 $14,165
Rio 5-door SX Automatic 27 36 $19,801 $20,905
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ES CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mirage ES CVT 37 43 $13,886 $14,195
Mirage GT CVT 37 43 $16,134 $16,495
Mirage SE CVT 37 43 $15,645 $15,995
Mirage SE Manual 33 41 $14,472 $14,795
Mirage G4 ES Manual 33 40 $13,690 $13,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,569
$16,962
$13,886
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,170
$17,755
$14,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$296 / month
$237 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.6
4.7
4.2
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 Kia Rio is a subcompact competitor that's falling behind the times. There are better cars out there for sure, but are there better deals? The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage likely won't delight you or impress your passengers all that much, but it's a lot of efficient transportation for the dollar.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 27 mpg 37 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 36 mpg 43 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Subcompact Car Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
48.20 52.1 48.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33.00 31.1 34
Front Head Room (in)
39.00 40 39.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.00 51.2 49
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.80 53.1 51.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.00 37.6 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.80 52.1 51
Front Leg Room (in)
41.70 43.8 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.00 88.4 86.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.50 60 55.7
Wheelbase (in)
93.90 101.2 96.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.80 67.7 65.6
Track Width, Front (in)
54.50 59.8 56.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
143.10 172 149.4
Height, Overall (in)
58.76 57.3 59.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
27.20 - 47
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
11.10 - 17.2
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.7 -
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA 7
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.1 9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.2 11.4 9.2
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 33.5 30.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAL NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/55R15 P185/65TR15 P165/65SR14
Rear Tire Order Code
QGD NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/55R15 P185/65TR15 P165/65SR14
Spare Tire Size
T105/70D14 NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QGD NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2312 2573 2073
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 5.5 14 X 4.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 X 5.5 14 X 4.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4.5 NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
375 410 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 90 85
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-3
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
94 @ 4400 123 @ 4850 74 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LV7 NA NA
Displacement
1.4L/- TBD - 1.6 L/97 1.2 L/73
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 6200 138 @ 6300 78 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 30 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 36 43
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 27 37
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.44 3.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.73 -
Trans Order Code
MR8 NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.06 3.76
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.40 4.01 - 0.80
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.83 -
Trans Type
1 6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Spark Kia Rio Mitsubishi Mirage
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
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 Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 5.9 4.5
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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