As the demand for subcompact cars has risen, Chevrolet has thrown its hat in the ring with its subcompact offering, the Chevrolet Spark. The Spark is a nimble, stylish and affordable “city car” that has all of the subcompact necessities to compete with other popular models such as the Fiat 500.
If you’re looking for a fuel efficient and tech-savvy car, the Spark is right up your alley. Let’s take a look at why the Chevrolet Spark is being billed as a true competitor in the subcompact class with this Chevy Spark Review.
Chevy Spark Review: Affordability
One of the common trends of the subcompact group is their affordability. With a $12,245 MSRP, the Chevy Spark is more affordable than the Fiat 500. The Spark is also competitively priced amongst other subcompact models. Part of the Spark’s affordability that everyone can appreciate is fuel economy. At 32 MPG City and 38 MPG Highway, the Spark will certainly ease Oklahomans’ pain at the fuel pump.
Chevy Spark Review: Performance
While subcompacts are not generally known for their power, the Spark’s 1.25 L four-cylinder engine has the perfect amount of strength to allow you to merge and keep up with highway traffic. Responsive handling and strong braking ability certainly give the Spark the nimble edge that this class of cars is known for. The Spark could be the perfect car for getting around Oklahoma City’s streets.
Chevy Spark Review: Interior
Having enough room on the inside is always a concern for subcompact buyers. This is an area in which the Spark exceeds expectations. Chevrolet has boasted that the Spark is the first subcompact that can comfortably seat 4 people. The 35.2” of legroom in the rear seats far exceeds that of other subcompact competitors.
Subcompacts are certainly not known for their cargo capacity, but with the rear seats folded down the Spark offers an adequate cargo capacity that also beats out the cargo room offered by most subcompact competitors.
Chevy Spark Review: Tech
When it comes to tech options, the Spark boasts a wide variety of bells and whistles. The Chevy Spark features Chevrolet’s MyLink Radio system, an entertainment system that can be linked up with a driver’s Pandora account. The visual display also hooks into the BringGo navigation system. The Spark is also Bluetooth compatible.
Chevy Spark Review: Safety
A lot of hype has been made about just how safe the subcompact models are. With a strong braking system and 10 airbags surrounding the occupants, the Spark leads the way in terms of subcompact safety.
Think the idea of a stylish tech-savvy Chevy subcompact may be the car for you? Visit our Chevy Spark page for more information, or stop by the lot at David Stanley Chevrolet to test drive the Spark.