Apparently some didn't come with spares. Not sure if they came with a can of fix-a-flat and compressor or what. My wife's SmartCar doesn't have a spare but then there isn't any place to put it. I'm surprised it isn't standard. But I guess it is how some dealers ordered them. I think the ones without have a Styrofoam insert that might have a little pump or can of fix-a-flat?