Compare 2018 Chevrolet Spark vs 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

2018 Chevrolet Spark
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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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
Mirage G4 ES CVT 35 41 $15,254 $15,595
Mirage G4 ES Manual 33 40 $14,080 $14,395
Mirage G4 SE CVT 35 41 $16,722 $17,095

Pricing

Invoice Price

$16,617
$14,276

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$17,220
$14,595

Monthly Payment Estimate

$287 / month
$243 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

5.2
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 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 37 mpg

Highway

37 mpg 43 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 -

EPA Classification

Subcompact Car Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

49.8 51

Front Leg Room (in)

41.7 41.7

Passenger Volume (ft³)

83.0 86.2

Front Hip Room (in)

48.2 48.8

Second Leg Room (in)

33.0 34

Front Head Room (in)

39.0 39.1

Passenger Capacity

4 5

Second Hip Room (in)

48.0 46.4

Front Shoulder Room (in)

50.8 51.7

Second Head Room (in)

37.0 37.3

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

58.76 59.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

54.5 55.7

Wheelbase (in)

93.9 96.5

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

62.8 65.6

Track Width, Front (in)

54.5 56.3

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 6.3

Length, Overall (in)

143.1 149.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

27.2 47

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

11.1 17.2

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA 7

Brake Type

Pwr Front Disc/Rear Drum

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

- TBD - 7

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- TBD - 9

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

9.2 9.2

Steering

Steering Type

Electric 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 30.2

Tires

Spare Tire Size

T105/70D14 Compact

Front Tire Order Code

QGD NA

Spare Tire Order Code

ZAL NA

Rear Tire Size

P185/55R15 P165/65SR14

Rear Tire Order Code

QGD NA

Front Tire Size

P185/55R15 P165/65SR14

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 2073

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 14 X 4.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 14 X 4.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

14 x 4.5 Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

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 @ 6200 78 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-3

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection MPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

94 @ 4400 74 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

LV7 NA

Displacement

1.4L/- TBD - 1.2 L/73

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

30 37

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

33 39

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

37 43

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 3.77

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Trans Order Code

MR8 NA

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.76 3.76

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic CVT 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

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Spark Mitsubishi Mirage

Body Style

Hatchback Hatchback

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA Torsion Beam

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

N/A -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA Strut

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

N/A -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - -

Suspension Type - Rear

Compound Crank Torsion Beam

Emissions

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

5.3 4.5

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- TBD - -

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

-

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

-

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

-

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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