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Chevrolet Spark

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2014 Chevrolet Spark What's new for 2014? 
2014 Chevrolet Spark

A more efficient CVT (continuously variable automatic transmission) replaces the 4-speed in models with an automatic transmission, and all Spark minicars gain automatic headlight control. Navigation is now available through a smartphone-enabled app. The all-electric Spark EV is new for 2014 and has a range of 82 miles.

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2013 Chevrolet Spark What's new for 2013? 
2013 Chevrolet Spark

The 2013 Chevy Spark is the latest entry into the A-segment market of micro-compacts. Although it's new to the U.S. market, Chevy has actually been building the Spark in South Korea for the Asian and European markets over the past few years. America's rising gas prices have made this model more relevant. That being said, the Spark's miniscule size, edgy styling and smart packaging are what really make it stand out.

About Chevrolet Spark

The Spark is Chevrolet's U.S. entry into the minicar market, a niche that's slowly growing as more buyers look for high-mileage, low-cost vehicles that feel at home in crowded cities. Though it only debuted in 2013, Chevy has enhanced the Spark for 2014 with a new automatic transmission that increases fuel economy to 39 mpg in an effort to top rivals such as the Scion iQ, Fiat 500, and Smart Fortwo. For those never wanting to visit a gas station, there's the all-electric Spark EV initially for sale in California and Oregon. With two rear seats and slightly larger dimensions than its rivals, the Spark is easier to live with. It's at home in the city, but those who log many highway miles should look to something larger.

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Consumer Reviews

Love it!

By on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 900

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great price, roomy, easy to steer"

Cons: "acceleration, stiff ride"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I rented one in Florida. The more I drove it, the more I loved it. So I ditched the Subaru Outback for this fun car. I got the pink one. Loved the electronic steering. My arms are weak. It makes it much easier to turn than power steering. I get 35 mpg in the city. The suspension is stiff(my town has terrible roads)and the acceleration on the highway takes longer than a car with a larger engine. You just have to plan for it. Everything else is wonderfully thought out. The car will teach me to be a more fuel efficient driver. The hatchback is easier for me to close than other cars. It has nice storage hidden behind the seats."

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Great value for the dollar, would buy again.

By on Thursday, February 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,600

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Gas milage, can park anywhere."

Cons: "Really struggles with hills."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought this car about six months ago as my daily commuter for work. I have been very impressed with how much this has saved me in gas every week. I sit in traffic going home, and have to go uphill (which it struggles with) going to work, and I still average 36.5 to 39.2 MPG every tank. It's very comfortable for my 6'4" frame to fit in, I have the seat as high as it can go and I still have plenty of headroom. As to be expected, its not great with acceleration or going up hills. However, if you are looking for a car that will get incredible gas mileage and can park almost anywhere, I would highly recommend this car."

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Lovin' my Spark !!!

By on Friday, October 12, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,700

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "price is right, fun, cute, storage and smooth ride"

Cons: "hmmm.. can't think of any"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I traded a large SUV for this amazing little awesome car !! I am getting 38 mpg's LIFETIME average so far. I have been in the NC mountains and driven to Tennessee, too. Great smooth ride !! Way more room than any of the competition !! LOVE the Radio !! Playin' my Pandora and even can view movies and pictures on it (only in the Park gear, for safety) Syncs with your iPhone and puts all audio on the 6 speaker system !! Love the 10 air bags,too !! I feel very safe driving it, even after my Trailblazer !! Can't beat the price for that size car class !! Yay for Chevy to give us a fun,cute option to choose other than a foreign car !!"

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful