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2021 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2021 Ford Mustang Review

Picture of the 2021 Chevrolet Spark

2021 Chevrolet

MSRP*: $13,600 to $18,100
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2021 Ford

MSRP*: $27,205 to $52,400
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Invoice* $13,178 to $17,539 $26,117 to $49,780
MPG - City 29 - 30 MPG 14 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 - 38 MPG 22 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 27.2 ft3 13.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4, V-8
Transmission Continuously Variable, Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 98 hp 330 - 480 hp
Exterior Length 143.1 in 188.3 in
Exterior Width 62.8 in 75.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 33.0 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 30.6 in
Head Room Front 39.0 in
Rear 37.0 in
Front 37.6 in
Rear 34.8 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

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 Ford Mustang. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Spark, drivers may find the Ford Mustang a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

The Ford Mustang requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Chevrolet Spark, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Ford Mustang. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Ford Mustang.

Since the Chevrolet Spark is much slimmer than the Ford Mustang, 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 Ford Mustang.

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

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

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

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Spark and the Ford Mustang. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Chevrolet Spark will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Ford Mustang.

The Chevrolet Spark comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Mustang.