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Old 07-15-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default Official EPA: 32/38/34 MPG

It looks like Fuel Economy (the official U.S. government source for fuel economy information) finally released the rating for the 2013 1.2 Liter Spark. Not as good as I was expecting:

Manual 5-Speed
32 City, 38 Highway, 34 MPG combined.

Automatic 4-Speed
28 City, 37 Highway, 32 MPG combined

See the rating here: Fuel Economy of 2013 Chevrolet Spark.

It looks like the Spark will be released in August, so how about posting actual MPG here please?
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:05 AM   #2
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There's a website for that
Chevrolet Spark MPG Reports | Fuelly
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:50 PM   #3
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I really feel putting in an K & N air filter and removing the air box will add 1-2 MPG. Once I get mine I'm doing this as soon as I can. I have a 07 Saturn Sky Redline auto. It's split factory was 19 city 27 highway. It's 5 1/2 years old and I get 21 city 31 highway. I have done a couple of things more then just the air filter. But I plan on getting 40+mpg with my spark highway.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:02 AM   #4
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This is not pefect, but if you want to "convert" the new EPA ratings to old, the city mpg estimates for the manufacturers of most vehicles dropped by about 12% on average, and by as much as 30% for some vehicles. The highway mpg estimates dropped on average by about 8%, and by as much as 25% for some vehicles.

2000 Chevy Metro 1.0 5 Speed
Old EPA: 44/46/49 MPG
New EPA: 37/40/44 MPG
Percent: 16%/14%/11%

2000 Chevy Metro 1.3 5 Speed
Old EPA: 39/41/43 MPG
New EPA: 33/35/39 MPG
Percent: 16%/15%/10%

So based on those numbers, with an ecominded driver the Spark mileage could potentially be more like:
New EPA: 32/34/38
Old EPA: 37/39/42 MPG
Percent: 16%/15%/11%
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:11 AM   #5
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No matter what they say, it will be better. Just had an 1LT auto as a rental with 3,002 miles on it at start. After six days, and 150 miles. I got 38.3 mpg in Orlando moslty city driving aver. speed 45 mph. I drove the car hard, and I mean hard, tire burn outs lots of flooring. The car really like the 4-6,000 rpm range. Now I would never do this to my own car unto at least 5,000 miles. But I liked what 84 hp was doing with that auto, and I'm getting the manual. I really feel after what I put that rental through the ecominded driver with the right modes can get 50mpg flat highway, even at 65mph. Maybe even more... time will tell.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:57 AM   #6
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It sounds good.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:57 PM   #7
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I'm anxious to see what a hypermiler can squeeze out of a Spark. I currently average ~55 MPG driving at 60 MPH with my '95 Geo Metro, although I have done quite a few modifications to get there. For example, I wander what the Spark gets at 55 MPH. I assume it gets 38 MPG at 70 MPH. I think if it had 6 speeds or at least a taller 5th gear, they could have easily broken into the 40 MPG highway club, but the goal is that it's a "city car". It'll be interesting to see if newer Sparks get different trannies down the road and/or better aerodynamics.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:16 PM   #8
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5th gear does need to be a bit taller, and hurts mpg over 65mph. well 30,000 miles on my 2013. and mpg reads 37.6 over all. On long (over 1000 mile) drives, I can avg 39mpg (@ 70mph). If I hyper mile the car which I do for a 7 mile drive back from my friends home, I get 55 mpg (@55mph). I believe aerodynamics are also hurting the mpg. The car is more boxy then most of the other cars in it's class, and in the high mpg class.
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