2016 Chevrolet Spark EV

Pros: Peppy acceleration; crisp handling and outstanding maneuverability; connectivity and infotainment features

Cons: Limited availability; cramped rear seat; limited cargo versatility; touchscreen controls are sometimes slow to respond

CG Says: Unlike the gas-powered Chevrolet Spark which is redesigned this year, the 20016 Spark EV is unchanged. However, the Spark EV is newly available in Maryland. In the realm of electric cars, the Spark EV comes off as quite a bargain. Performance is better than that of others near its price, driving range is competitive, and the level of standard equipment is generous. Plus, base prices put it at less than $20,000 after the $7,500 federal tax incentive. Too bad none of this matters to those outside California, Oregon, and Maryland—those are the only states where Chevrolet is selling the Spark EV, at least for now.

The Facts
Class Subcompact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacture South Korea
Base Prices 1LT: $25,120
2LT: $25,510

Base Engine
electric motor
Horsepower
140
Std. Transmission
1-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
128
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
109

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV
2016 Chevrolet Spark EV