The five-door Spark is proof that GM is rethinking its minicar strategy. It's aimed at youthful buyers whose top priorities are inexpensive ownership and operation. But they also want the latest tech—and that's there, too.
Chevrolet also sells an all-electric version of the Spark.
What's New for 2014
A new transmission raises fuel economy to 30 mpg city and 39 mpg highway. Starting at the 1LT level, the Spark has Siri eyes-free recognition, which is set up to make voice-activated calls, play songs in the iTunes library, and access calendars. The Bring-go dash navigation app provides navigation and traffic updates.
Choosing Your Chevrolet Spark
All gas-powered Sparks have an 84-horsepower Ecotec 1.2-liter engine. Amenities like air conditioning, power widows and automatic headlights are all standard.
Buyers choose from three trims levels:
Additional Options Include:
Available accessories include interior trim kits, Z-spec floor mats, Z-spec grille, front fog lamp kit and roof rack cross rails.
If you're a city dweller and the Spark's diminutive size is its chief selling point, we recommend the relative luxury of a 2LT. For those trying to maximize a small budget, though, we suggest the value-priced balance of a 1LT.