The strongest rivals to the 2015 Chevy Spark are the fashion-forward three-door MINI Cooper and Fiat 500.
The MINI is pricier, far more fun to drive, and the Fiat simply won't fit four adults but offers charisma and that ineffable touch of Italian style.
The Mitsubishi Mirage is a marginally larger five-door hatchback that's less expensive than the Spark, but also slower and grimmer--even if it does deliver on its 40-mpg gas-mileage rating.
But the Spark's dashboard and smartphone integration are light-years ahead of any competitor, including the two-seat and now ancient Smart ForTwo (which will be redesigned next year) and the "3+1" seat Scion iQ (which may be on its last model year for the U.S.).
For all those reasons, plus a good safety record, the Chevy Spark stands at the top of the minicar category.
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|2015 Chevrolet SparkBrowse Used Listings||2015 Mitsubishi MirageBrowse Used Listings||2015 MINI CooperBrowse Used Listings||2015 Scion iQBrowse Used Listings||2015 smart fortwoBrowse Used Listings||2015 FIAT 500Browse Used Listings|
|30 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy||34 MPG City / 44 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy||36 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||34 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||28 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Regular Unleaded I-3||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3||Regular Unleaded I-4||Premium Unleaded I-3||Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Subcompact Car||Subcompact Cars||Minicompact Cars||Minicompact Cars||Two-Seaters||Minicompact Cars|
|5-Door HB Manual LS||4-Door HB Manual DE||2-Door HB||3-Door HB (GS)||2-Door Coupe Pure||2-Door HB Ribelle *Ltd Avail*|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||CVT w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2015 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage||2015 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2015 MINI Cooper||2015 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2015 Scion iQ||2015 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2015 smart fortwo||2015 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2015 FIAT 500|