The Spark is smaller than Chevy's subcompact Sonic and intended primarily to provide easy urban maneuverability and parking. But while its low price and rich feature list might be tempting for some entry-level buyers, the drawbacks can grate on your nerves in daily driving. It's painfully slow, relentlessly noisy and rides uncomfortably. It also feels Spartan and insubstantial.
You'd expect such a tiny car to deliver fabulous fuel economy, but we measured only 31 mpg overall, which is less than several larger, quicker and more substantive cars. A change to a continuously variable transmission for 2014 was intended to provide better efficiency, but the gas mileage of our car dropped slightly from the 32 mpg we measured in the previous Spark we'd tested, which had a four-speed automatic.
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