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Chevrolet Spark
Chevrolet Spark
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$12,170 - $27,010
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Car Type: Subcompact cars (Automatic transmission)
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Chevrolet Spark Overview

Chevrolet's tiny Spark four-seat city car is well equipped with standard features like a touch-screen infotainment system. But that doesn't make the Spark a good deal. The best its dinky 84-hp, 1.2-liter four-cylinder can muster is loud and slow acceleration combined with an unimpressive 31 mpg. The continuously variable transmission revs up the deafening engine roar any time you ask for more power, which is frequently. The cabin is cramped and extremely loud, and the ride is stiff and jittery. Handling is lackluster, but the Spark is easy to park, and has room for two adults in the rear seat. The best version is the electric one, but it's sold only in California and Oregon.

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