2017 Chevrolet Spark

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

Cons: Limited cargo room

CG Says: For 2017, Chevrolet Spark adds a new model. Spark Activ is an SUV-flavored version of Chevrolet’s smallest subcompact. Spark Activ adds a 0.4 inch raised ride height, roof rails, and unique trim. Spark is a petite 4-door hatchback with seating for four. An 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 up to 38 mpg in highway driving. Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Side Blind Spot Alert, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot are available 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: $13,000
LS, CVT: $14,100
1LT, manual: $14,825
1LT, CVT: $15,925
2LT, manual: $16,325
2LT, CVT: $17,425
Activ, manual: $16,070
Activ, CVT: $17,170

Base Engine
1.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
98
Std. Transmission
5-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
29-30
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
37-38