Road Test/ 100
Predicted Reliability/ 5
Predicted Owner Satisfaction/ 5
With a slightly longer wheelbase and lower roof, the redesigned Spark looks less goofy. Power comes from a 98-hp, 1.4-liter four-cylinder that delivers leisurely acceleration along with plenty of engine drone. Handling is very responsive, but the overly sensitive steering makes it feel unsettling at speed. The ride is unyieldingly stiff. Inside, the elevated seating position gives the driver a commanding view out. The rear seat, however, is best suited for a backpack. The MyLink infotainment system has a 7-inch color display, making the Spark up-to-date on the connectivity front. Other updates include forward-collision warning and lane-departure warning.