Compare 2018 Chevrolet Spark vs 2018 FIAT 500 vs 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

2018 Chevrolet Spark
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2018 FIAT 500
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2018 Mitsubishi Mirage
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4-Door HB CVT ACTIV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Spark 4-Door HB CVT ACTIV 30 37 $16,617 $17,220
Spark 4-Door HB CVT LS 30 38 $13,654 $14,150
Spark 4-Door HB CVT LT w/1LT 30 38 $15,415 $15,975
Spark 4-Door HB CVT LT w/2LT 30 38 $16,863 $17,475
Spark 4-Door HB Manual ACTIV 29 38 $15,555 $16,120
Spark 4-Door HB Manual LS 29 39 $12,593 $13,050
Spark 4-Door HB Manual LT w/1LT 29 39 $14,354 $14,875
Spark 4-Door HB Manual LT w/2LT 29 39 $15,801 $16,375
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1957 Edition Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500 1957 Edition Hatch 28 33 $19,371 $19,745
500 Abarth Hatch 28 33 $20,073 $20,495
500 Lounge Hatch 28 33 $19,371 $19,745
500 Pop Hatch 28 33 $16,098 $16,245
500c 1957 Edition Cabrio 28 33 $20,769 $21,240
500c Abarth Cabrio 28 33 $21,471 $21,990
500c Lounge Cabrio 28 33 $20,769 $21,240
500c Pop Cabrio 28 33 $17,496 $17,740
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ES CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mirage ES CVT 37 43 $14,276 $14,595
Mirage ES Manual 33 41 $13,102 $13,395
Mirage GT CVT 37 43 $16,233 $16,595
Mirage SE CVT 37 43 $15,744 $16,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,617
$19,371
$14,276
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,220
$19,745
$14,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$329 / month
$243 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.2
4.8
4.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Chevrolet Spark is a better minicar than competitors, but a larger subcompact or compact simply offers more—at a price that’s likely close. The 2018 Fiat 500 packs more punch this year, but it’s still a statement of style over some substance. The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage is the most minimal four-seat car you can buy; with small cars lagging in sales, you can do better for little more money.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 28 mpg 37 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 33 mpg 43 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Car Minicompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 35.6 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.8 46.4 51
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.7 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 75.5 86.2
Front Hip Room (in)
48.2 47.9 48.8
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 31.7 34
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 38.9 39.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.0 42.6 46.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 49.4 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.1 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
143.1 139.6 149.4
Height, Overall (in)
58.76 59.8 59.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.5 55 55.7
Wheelbase (in)
93.9 90.6 96.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.8 64.1 65.6
Track Width, Front (in)
54.5 55.4 56.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
11.1 9.5 17.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
27.2 30.1 47
Brakes
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 9.4 7
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 - 11.1 9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.2 10.5 9.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.8 30.6 30.2
Steering Type
Electric Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P185/55R15 P195/45HR16 P165/65SR14
Spare Tire Size
T105/70D14 NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QGD T1D NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAL NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/55R15 P195/45HR16 P165/65SR14
Rear Tire Order Code
QGD T1D 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)
2312 2366 2073
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4.5 NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5 14 X 4.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5 14 X 4.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
375 500 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 120 85
Engine
Displacement
1.4L/- TBD - 1.4 L/83 1.2 L/73
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 6200 135 @ 5500 78 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-3
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
94 @ 4400 150 @ 2400 74 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LV7 EAM NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 28 37
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 30 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 33 43
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.52 -
Trans Type
1 5 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.87 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.91 3.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.24 -
Trans Order Code
MR8 DDE NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.35 3.76
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.16 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.91 4.01 - 0.80
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Spark FIAT 500 Mitsubishi Mirage
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 5.9 4.5
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
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Overall Side Crash Rating
- -- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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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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