Compare 2018 Chevrolet Spark vs 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage vs 2018 smart fortwo

2018 Chevrolet Spark
X
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage
X
2018 smart fortwo
X
Select style
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
Select style
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
Select style
passion cabriolet
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
fortwo electric drive passion cabriolet N/A N/A $26,133 $28,100
fortwo electric drive passion coupe N/A N/A $23,520 $25,290
fortwo electric drive prime cabriolet N/A N/A $27,063 $29,100
fortwo electric drive prime coupe N/A N/A $24,775 $26,640
fortwo electric drive pure coupe N/A N/A $22,134 $23,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,617
$14,276
$26,133
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,220
$14,595
$28,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$243 / month
$468 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.2
4.0
5.4
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. The 2018 Smart ForTwo, now sold only as an electric vehicle, remains the easiest car in the U.S. to park on crowded streets—and low battery range will keep it mostly urban anyway.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 37 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 43 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Subcompact Car Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
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 2
Second Hip Room (in)
48.0 46.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 51.7 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.8 51 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.7 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 86.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.5 55.7 56.3
Wheelbase (in)
93.9 96.5 73.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.8 65.6 -
Track Width, Front (in)
54.5 56.3 57.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
143.1 149.4 106.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.76 59.4 61.1
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 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 -
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
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAL NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/55R15 P165/65SR14 P185/60TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QGD NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/55R15 P165/65SR14 P165/65TR15
Spare Tire Size
T105/70D14 Compact NA
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 2073 2383
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 14 X 4.5 15 X 5.5
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 5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4.5 Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
375 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 85 -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-3 Electric
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPI -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
94 @ 4400 74 @ 4000 118
Engine Order Code
LV7 NA NA
Displacement
1.4L/- TBD - 1.2 L/73 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 6200 78 @ 6000 80
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 39 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 43 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 37 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- - 112
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- - 102
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- - 91
Battery Range (mi)
- - 58
Transmission
Trans Order Code
MR8 NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.76 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD Automatic
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 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.77 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Spark Mitsubishi Mirage smart fortwo electric drive
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 -
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
-
-

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!