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2014 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2014 Scion tC Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Spark than the Scion tC. The Chevrolet Spark will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Scion tC.

Convenience
With the Scion tC you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Spark, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Spark is clearly a better financial choice over the Scion tC. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Spark will cost more in transportation costs than the Scion tC.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Spark is much slimmer than the Scion tC, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Chevrolet Spark, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Scion tC.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Spark has much less torque than the Scion tC, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Chevrolet Spark has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Scion tC, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Spark is significantly less powerful than the Scion tC. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Chevrolet Spark has less seating than the Scion tC, making the Scion tC the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Chevrolet Spark will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Scion tC.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Spark comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Scion tC.

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2014 Chevrolet
Spark

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MSRP*: $12,170 - $16,385

2014 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,210 - $21,440
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.38%
City MPG: 30 - 31 23
Highway MPG: 39 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $11,805 - $15,730 $18,249 - $20,368

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