If you’re looking for a subcompact hatchback that’s more fuel-efficient and less costly than a small crossover, take a good look at the 2021 Chevrolet Spark. While the Spark is one of the least expensive new cars you can buy today, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to compromise on quality. The Spark’s cabin features higher-quality materials than you might expect to find in a vehicle at this price point. The excellent infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Customers at the Winslow Chevrolet dealer like the Sparks’s peppy four-cylinder engine and manual gearbox. Urban drivers will appreciate the Spark’s small footprint, which allows it to fit into small parking spaces.
The 2021 Chevy Spark seats four and is offered in four trim levels: LS, 1LT, Activ and 2LT. According to Winslow Chevrolet, the Spark is powered by a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine developing 98 horsepower and 94 lb-ft of torque. Buyers can choose between a standard five-speed manual transmission or an available continuously variable transmission (CVT). All models get front-wheel drive.
We mentioned the Spark’s outstanding fuel economy. Buyers will save money at the gas pump, thanks to an EPA-estimated fuel-economy rating of up to 30 mpg city/38 mpg highway with the CVT.*
The 2021 Chevrolet Spark may be small, but there’s plenty of head room inside, with 39 inches in the front and 37 inches in the rear. There’s a surprising amount of room for cargo, too. The Spark offers 11.1 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats. Fold down the seats, and there’s 27.2 cubic feet. Spark drivers will appreciate the easy-to-use audio and climate control systems.
Standard features for the base Chevy Spark LS include standard 15-inch steel wheels, manually adjustable front seats, cloth upholstery, air conditioning, a rearview camera, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a four-speaker audio setup, an infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, Bluetooth and two USB ports.
The Spark 1LT starts with the features of the LS and adds alloy wheels, heated outside mirrors, power windows and door locks, steering-wheel-mounted controls, remote keyless entry, cruise control, a six-speaker stereo system and satellite radio. Buyers can add an available sunroof that’s also offered on the 2LT trim.
The Spark Activ comes with exclusive alloy wheels, a uniquely tuned suspension, fog lights, daytime running lights, exclusive simulated leather seating, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, roof rails and distinctive design additions.
At the top of the trim-level ladder, the Spark 2LT gets simulated leather upholstery, chrome door handles and trim, push-button start, proximity keyless entry, heated front seats and rear parking sensors. Buyers who choose the 2LT with the CVT can choose the available Driver Confidence package, which adds automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert and lane departure warning.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.