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2013 Chevrolet Spark 2012 Fiat 500 2012 Scion iQ
     
Hatch LS (Manual)
  • Hatch LS (Manual)
  • Hatch LS (Automatic)
  • Hatch 1LT (Manual)
  • Hatch 1LT (Automatic)
  • Hatch 2LT (Manual)
  • Hatch 2LT (Automatic)
Pop
  • Pop
  • Sport
  • Lounge
  • Pop
  • Gucci
  • Abarth
  • Lounge
  • Gucci
3dr HB (Natl)
  • 3dr HB (Natl)

Prices

MSRP $12,185 $15,500 $15,265
Invoice $11,819 $14,990 $14,501
Avg. Paid N/A $10,419 $10,468

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 7.8 7.4
Critics' Rating 7.8 7.9 7.8
Performance 6.7 7.6 6.3
Interior 7.4 6.4 6.8
Safety N/A 8.8 7.5
Reliability 3.0 N/A 3.5
Operating Cost N/A 8.3 8.6

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable first- and second-row seats
  • Good cargo space for a subcompact
  • Smooth manual transmission
  • Nimble handling
  • Easy to park
  • Easy to maneuver in tight spaces
Cons
  • Tossed around on the highway
  • Short list of tech features
  • Underpowered engine
  • Limited cargo space
  • Slow highway acceleration
  • Awkward USB interface
  • Noisy CVT makes driving dull
  • Cramped back seat

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.2L/73 Gas I4 1.4L/83 Gas I4 1.3L/81
MPG 32 City / 38 Hwy 30 City / 38 Hwy 36 City / 37 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Hatch Back Hatchback 3 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 93.50 90.6 78.7
Length, Overall (in) 144.70 139.6 120.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 62.90 64.1 66.1
Height, Overall (in) 61.00 59.8 59.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2337 2363 2127

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 4 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 86.3 75.6 73.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.40 38.9 37.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.00 40.7 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.70 49.4 53.1
Front Hip Room (in) 48.00 47.9 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.30 35.6 35.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.20 31.7 28.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.70 46.4 50.2
Second Hip Room (in) 47.50 42.6 33.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 31.2 30.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.7

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.2L/73 1.4L/83 1.3L/81
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 84 @ 6400 101 @ 6500 94 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 83 @ 4200 98 @ 4000 89 @ 4400
Transmission Manual Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Turning diameter 32.5 30.6 12.9

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 32 30 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 38 37
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.2 10.5 8.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank Twist Beam Axle Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Optional Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard