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2013 Chevrolet Spark - Road Test Specs

2013 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback

(1.2L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)


Model year2013
Style4dr Hatchback
Base MSRP$10,500 (est.)
As-tested MSRP$10,500 (est.)


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,206cc (74 cu-in)
Block/head materialCast-iron/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)9.8:1
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)81 @ 6,200
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)68 @ 4,600
Transmission typeFive-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=3.538; II=1.864; III=1.242; IV=0.974; V=0.780; R=3.385: FD=3.905


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut, coil springs
Suspension, rearTorsion beam, coil springs
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Tire size, front165/60R15
Tire size, rear165/60R15
Wheel size15-by-5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialSteel
Brakes, front9.3-inch ventilated disc
Brakes, rear7.9-inch drum

Fuel Consumption

Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)9.2

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)1,905
Length (in.)143.3
Width (in.)62.9
Height (in.)59.9
Wheelbase (in.)93.5
Track, front (in.)55.5
Track, rear (in.)55.7
Turning circle (ft.)16.4
Legroom, front (in.)42.0
Legroom, rear (in.)35.2
Headroom, front (in.)39.7
Headroom, rear (in.)37.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)50.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)49.7
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)6.0
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)20.0


Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard front
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsDriver only
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemNot available
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot available
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot available
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot available
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot available
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot available

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