Chevrolet Spark

Base MSRP price range:
$12,270 - $25,560
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Ratings Category: Subcompact cars (Automatic transmission)
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Chevrolet Spark Overview

Chevrolet's tiny Spark has standard features such as a touch-screen infotainment system. But that doesn't make it a good deal. Its dinky 84-hp, 1.2-liter four-cylinder musters loud and slow acceleration, and its 31-mpg overall even falls short of some larger midsize sedans. 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, sold only in California and Oregon. A standard Wi-Fi hot spot is new. A redesigned version goes on sale late in 2015.

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