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2013 Chevrolet Spark Automatic to Get 32 MPG Combined

July 25, 2012

The 2013-MY Chevrolet Spark.
The 2013-MY Chevrolet Spark.

GOLDEN, CO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released fuel economy figures for the 2013-MY Chevrolet Spark on its Fueleconomy.gov website. According to the EPA, the Spark equipped with a four-cylinder 1.2L engine and the automatic four-speed transmission gets 28 mpg city, 37 mpg highway, for a figure of 32 mpg combined.

The Spark equipped with a manual transmission and a five-speed transmission gets 32 mpg city, 38 mpg highway, for a figure of 34 mpg combined.

According to General Motors, the engine can deliver an estimated 85 horsepower (63 kW), and the powertrain uses technologies such as dual continuous variable cam phasing, low-friction engine oil, and an electronically controlled thermostat.

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  1. 1. danwat1234 [ August 21, 2012 @ 10:51AM ]

    What a piece of CRAP! Only 28/37MPG with the automatic transmission.

    The Chevy Spark only has a 84HP engine, yet doesn't get any better MPG than say a 150HP Honda Civic or 140HP Chevy Cruze..

    So the Spark will be slow and an unimpressive driving experience. It simply doesn't make sense to buy a boring car when there is no advantage in the 'boring' factor.

    This is a common trend with tiny cars, they are less aerodynamic than regular sized cars, and they have tiny engines to try and make up for it, but fail. Their city MPG isn't good either.
    Other cars that share these characteristics; Tiny unimpressive engines with tiny cars and unimpressive MPG is the Scion iQ and the SMART car.

    To a point, also the Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris and Ford Fiesta follow the characteristics even though they are larger than the tiny cars above. their aerodynamics still aren't as good as regular cars, so don't buy them for fuel efficiency!
    Just buy a used a Prius or Honda Insight for the same price

 

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