Compare 2017 Chevrolet Spark vs 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage vs 2017 smart fortwo

2017 Chevrolet Spark
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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage
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2017 smart fortwo
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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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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
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passion coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
fortwo passion coupe 31 39 $15,010 $16,140
fortwo prime cabriolet 31 38 $18,507 $19,900
fortwo prime coupe 31 39 $16,266 $17,490
fortwo proxy cabriolet 31 38 $19,437 $20,900
fortwo proxy coupe 31 39 $17,186 $18,480
fortwo pure coupe 31 39 $13,625 $14,650
fortwo electric drive passion cabriolet N/A N/A $26,040 $28,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,569
$13,886
$15,010
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,170
$14,195
$16,140
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$237 / month
$269 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.6
4.2
5.2
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 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. The 2017 Smart ForTwo is the easiest car to park that you can buy, but if you have other needs, four-seat cars can offer more cabin space, equal fuel economy, and more flexibility.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 37 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 43 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Subcompact Car Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
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 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.80 51 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.70 41.7 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.00 86.2 45.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - 28.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.80 65.6 74.5
Track Width, Front (in)
54.50 56.3 57.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
143.10 149.4 106.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.76 59.4 61.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.50 55.7 56.3
Wheelbase (in)
93.90 96.5 73.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
27.20 47 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
11.10 17.2 -
Brakes
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 - -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 7 8
Brake Type
Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum Front Disc/Rear Drum
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.2 9.2 8.7
Steering
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 30.2 22.8
Steering Type
Electric Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
T105/70D14 Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
QGD NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAL 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 2073 2050
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 14 X 4.5 15 X 4.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4.5 Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 14 X 4.5 15 X 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
375 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 85 -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
94 @ 4400 74 @ 4000 100 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
LV7 NA NA
Displacement
1.4L/- TBD - 1.2 L/73 1.0 L/55
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 6200 78 @ 6000 89 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-3 Premium Unleaded I-3
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 39 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 43 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 37 31
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.76 4.53
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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 - 0.80 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Type
1 1 5
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
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Coupe
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Spark Mitsubishi Mirage smart fortwo
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 Other
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam Other
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 4.5 5.1
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
-
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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