Low, low sticker price; clean interior design; tiny footprint
Excessive road noise; some cheap plastics; limited rear legroom
For 2019, the Spark gets a mild front end freshening, with a new grille and new projector-style headlights. Also new are revised wheel designs, Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, two illuminated USB ports and available low-speed forward automatic braking. See the 2019 Chevrolet Spark models for sale near you
If you're looking for the most basic transportation with one of the lowest starting prices of any new car, the 2019 Chevrolet Spark fits the bill. Most buyers will seek more comfort and refinement, which can be found in several competitors at competitively low prices. You might want to consider a certified pre-owned option, as well. In the end, the Spark does a lot of things well, but others do those things better. Find a Chevrolet Spark for sale
The Spark is available in four variants: the base LS, the midrange 1LT, the sporty ACTIV and the top-of-the-line 2LT.
The base LS ($14,095 manual, $14,195 automatic) is very basic in some respects and nicely equipped in others. It comes standard with manual crank windows and manual-locking doors, which will save you a trip to the car museum to show your kids how difficult life used to be in the old days. The steering wheel adjusts for tilt but not for reach. Fifteen-inch steel wheels hold the rubber, with disc brakes in the front and drums in the rear. Standard tire-pressure monitoring is included. The LS then surprises you with a bunch of standard technology features, such as a 7-in color touchscreen with Chevrolet Infotainment 3 radio, a rear-vision camera, 10 airbags and a 3-month trial of General Motors' OnStar system with 4G LTE connectivity and a Wi-Fi hot spot. The 4-speaker audio system includes Bluetooth connectivity for smartphones, as well as standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Step up to the 1LT ($15,995 manual, $17,095 automatic) and you get power windows and remote keyless entry with power door locks. The audio system features six speakers and adds SiriusXM capability with a 3-month trial subscription included. The steering wheel gets redundant audio controls, and cruise control is included.
The ACTIV ($17,095 manual, $18,195 automatic) adds rugged-looking bumpers and side body cladding, 15-in alloy wheels and heated leatherette front seats.
The 2LT ($17,495 manual, $18,595 automatic) model adds some additional exterior chrome trim and makes some added interior bling available as well. The steering wheel gets wrapped in leather, and both front seats are heated. Passive entry and push-button start are included.
Optional on the 2LT automatic is the Driver Confidence package that adds forward-collision warning, low speed forward automatic braking and lane-departure warning.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases|
|Corrosion||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Rust-Through||6 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases|
|Maintenance||1 Year/1 Visit|
2019 Honda Fit -- The Fit somehow manages to open up 16.6 cu ft. of luggage space and 52.7 cu ft. of room for cargo with the second row folded flat, and it gets up to 33 mpg city/40 mpg hwy.
2019 Nissan Versa Note -- The Versa Note's 1.6-liter engine outdoes the Spark's 1.4-liter by over 10 percent while still achieving 31 mpg city/39 mpg hwy.