Electric Spark models have a chrome 2-tier grille that is closed to reduce airflow, a rear spoiler, and aero-optimized mirrors for the greatest efficiency. You'd expect such a tiny car to deliver fabulous fuel economy, but we measured only 31 mpg overall, which is less than several larger, quicker and more substantive cars. A change to a continuously variable transmission for 2014 was intended to provide better efficiency, but the gas mileage of our car dropped slightly from the 32 mpg we measured in the previous Spark we'd tested, which had a four-speed automatic. Not sure how to describe it. The display screen and the heated leather seats are so worth it. StabiliTrak stability control is included, as are anti-lock brakes. I looked at the 2016 sparks and it doesn't have the same characteristics of the 2015 and only 15 more horsepower.
For a marginal rating, it is 2. Upgraded smartphone connectivity technology was also added for this model year. All 2015 Spark models have power windows, air conditioning, a trip computer, a rear-hatch wiper, daytime running lights, automatic headlamps, and OnStar as standard equipment. For important tire and wheel information, go to or see your dealer. It drives fine for a small car and comes with decent features.
A 6-speaker sound system with smartphone integration and OnStar are also standard. Family, friends, co-workers made fun of how small it was, but i have lifetime fuel mileage of 39. The engine has dual overhead cams and dual continuous variable cam timing, promising both low maintenance and strong fuel economy. Requires contact method on file and enrollment to receive alerts. Why You Can Trust Us U.
Plastic and cloth are the standard in base models, but visual and tactile pop is gained with colorful trim kits, a 7-inch touch-screen display and faux-leather seating. Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags Wheelbase 94 in. In this evaluation, the Spark earned a rating of Acceptable. All Spark models are front-wheel drive and can run on regular unleaded gasoline. It also includes remote keyless entry, power door locks, an anti-theft system, power door mirrors, cruise control, and floor mats. Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.
Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. All fees and programming subject to change. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. It suits my needs as a grocery getter and commuter car. That may be why Chevy has had to boost its import numbers a couple of times on the Korean-made Spark, which was launched in the rest of the world as a mainstream vehicle back in 2009. All Spark models come standard with air conditioning, power windows, a rear-window wiper, and a trip computer. The saw the introduction of the continuously variable automatic transmission and the first full model year of enhanced connectivity, including access to Siri Eyes Free voice recognition for customers with compatible iPhones , BringGo in-dash navigation, and TuneIn global radio.
Wish mine had keyless entry but that's the only thing it's missing. Up front, the Spark is simple, but slick, with a motorcycle-inspired instrument panel. Show full review Vehicle Overview The Chevrolet Spark is a four-door hatchback that boasts city-friendly dimensions and Chevrolet's available MyLink multimedia system. From a distance, you may have trouble telling the Chevy Spark apart from its Sonic hatchback sibling. Services are subject to User Terms and limitations. Competitors to the Spark, which is now in its third model year, include the underwhelming, underpowered Mitsubishi Mirage, which is just incrementally larger in some dimensions--and the only other five-door hatchback this small, which is to say, smaller than subcompacts like Chevy's own Sonic, the excellent Honda Fit, and others that include the Ford Fiesta and Toyota Yaris.
The Spark shows body roll through corners, and the ride gets rough at highway speeds. I was very impressed how smooth and quiet it drives. Partly due to its truncated and upright back end, outward vision from the driver's seat is good. Didn't need a huge car and it fits what I needed it for. My push button key only unlocks and locks the hatchback. That's no surprise, given its low price and smallest-Chevy status. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
I used it as a commuter car and the hill assist was one of the surprising things I enjoyed most. Vehicle Details The 2015 Chevrolet Spark can seat four adults, and unlike the Fiat 500 and Scion iQ, the rear seats are easier to access and offer more legroom. Not a get up and go car. The car is cute and efficient. Vehicle diagnostics capabilities vary by model and plan. It also feels Spartan and insubstantial. It's by far the most powerful Spark--and hence the most amusing to drive--with a 105-kilowatt 140-hp electric motor powered by a 20-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack.