You don't see many cars as small as the Chevrolet Spark on American roads and for good reason. It is more than 10 inches shorter and 4 inches narrower than the typical subcompact-and 30 inches smaller than its Sonic sedan sibling. While small can mean easier parking and tighter turning radius in crowded cities or on campus, in this case it also means a lot gets left out.
Cars of this ilk may appeal to frugal buyers, parents shopping for basic new wheels for their teens, or for city dwellers where parking is difficult. Although this second-generation Spark is much better than the one it replaced, unless you need something this tiny for navigating the urban alleys, several other inexpensive cars are quicker, quieter, roomier, and more sparing with fuel.