2016 Chevrolet Spark

Pros: City-friendly minicar dimensions, maneuverability, connectivity/infotainment features

Cons: Limited cargo room

CG Says: The Chevrolet Spark is redesigned for 2016. Spark retains its petite 4-door hatchback layout, but is 1.6 inches lower and has a slightly longer wheelbase than the current-generation car. A new Ecotec 1.4-liter 4-cylinder with 98 horsepower is the sole engine, and is available with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission. The EPA estimates the Spark will achieve 41 mpg in highway driving. Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Side Blind Spot Alert are newly available safety features. The redesigned Spark should be a solid competitor in its segment.

The Facts
Class Subcompact
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacture South Korea
Base Prices LS, manual: $12,660
LS, CVT: $13,760
1LT, manual: $14,685
1LT, CVT: $15,785
2LT, manual: $16,185
2LT, CVT: $17,285

Base Engine
1.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
98
Std. Transmission
5-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
30-31
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
41

2016 Chevrolet Spark
2016 Chevrolet Spark