The front seats in the Spark are a little small and narrow for American-sized pilots and passengers, and taller drivers might find their knee brushing the climate controls at times a little more rearward travel would be useful. As a very small five-door hatchback that's a full three feet shorter than the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan, the Spark fits into the city in ways that few other cars on the market do. My only gripe is the size. Mine is a lease, and I will look for another electric car to replace it when the lease runs out. The 2014 Chevrolet Spark might just be one of the safest minicar picks, as it has no serious blemishes, no poor grades on its report card.
The Spark earns a four-star Overall rating from the federal government, with impressive five-star side and side pole ratings. Meanwhile, a bit Chevrolet twin-opening grille help to hide the snub-nosed look. Altogether, we think this is a great solution, as Chevy says its Millennial buyers wanted in-car navigation, but compared its cost to running Google Maps on their smartphones. Living in a metro area where lifted trucks are the flavor of our town, I do feel some what out of sorts. With the rear seat up, the Spark has 11. The success of the 2014 Chevrolet Spark, and how it fits right into a niche that didn't exist just a few years ago, serves as a reminder that small-car tastes sure have changed.
Why isn't my car in the model lineup? The rear seatback is upright, but with a little negotiation between front- and back-seat riders, four adult male humans can occupy the Spark and travel in reasonable space. No matter which model, the ride quality isn't great, and you'll feel nearly every bump, pothole, ridge, and ripple. A long roof spoiler extends to frame the rear window opening, giving depth to the rear and improving the Spark's aerodynamics, too. But we like the body-color inserts on the door trim, inside the door bins, and on the dashboard; they bring in some attitude, and recall the painted interior metal found in economy cars and sports cars of the Sixties. Slotting below the subcompact Sonic, which is more than a foot longer in hatchback form, the Spark competes with a handful of minicars in the U. With the rear seat up, the Spark has 11. And free is good, right? Slotting below the subcompact Sonic, which is more than a foot longer in hatchback form, the Spark competes with a handful of minicars in the U.
It's the best car I've ever had. Why isn't my car in the model lineup? Other Features StabiliTrak, stability control system with Brake Assist Traction control Hill Start Assist Air bags, 10 total Always use safety belts and child. And for a car this small, a lot of shoppers might frankly be shocked to find out that it managed just 30 or 31 mpg in the city and 39 on the highway. The Spark makes no attempt to be especially upmarket inside, which we find rather charming compared to cars that are trying to look premium from a distance and then not deliver up close. The 2014 Chevrolet Spark, at least in gasoline form, is nothing spacial from a fuel-efficiency standpoint.
Altogether, we think this is a great solution, as Chevy says its Millennial buyers wanted in-car navigation, but compared its cost to running Google Maps on their smartphones. The textured hard-plastic dash isn't particularly uplifting, while the synthetic cloth seats won't have anyone fooled as upmarket. Air bags, knee, driver and front passenger Always use safety. The is easy to use, it has a user-friendly interface and Please take a look at the to see it in action. The Spark includes ten airbags. The new transmission is designed to offer better gas mileage, improved acceleration and less engine noise. This is the quickest of the new crop of 'affordable' all-electric models, with a 0-60 mph time of just 7.
Overall, accent lines, black-plastic panels that continue the window line, and a large Chevy twin-opening grille help to hide the slab-sided, snub-nosed box-on-wheels look. It even commutes with me to work 70 mile round trip. The exact text will differ depending on the actual application you have running. Exterior colors remain wild, with Lime and Grape Ice are new hues introduced for 2014; and this year there are a few more dealer-installed accessories, such as roof-rack cross rails, a fog lamp kit, and interior trim kits. New for this year, if you have an iPhone, you can use Siri hands-free through the system using your smarphone's data connection, again. Inside, the instrument panel has a motorcycle-influenced instrument panel, with a pod mounted on the steering column and a small vehicle information display.
Cheap and cheerful is probably the best way to describe it. Thankfully, the Chevy Spark is more than just a bulbous or boxy skate. The instrument panel itself has a motorcycle-influenced design, with a pod mounted on the steering column and a small vehicle information display. The Spark makes no attempt to be especially upmarket inside--just cheap and cheerful. Now this car was smaller than I had wanted.
A long roof spoiler extends to frame the rear window opening, giving depth to the rear and improving the Spark's aerodynamics, too. Outward vision is good, too, despite the lack of a rear camera system. Air bags, thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-front and rear. It's tall enough that passengers will feel the Spark leaning on hard corners, while its relatively small wheels and tires worked hard to hold the road. In back, two adults can get in and be comfortable for trips across town, provided there can be a little negotiation between front- and back-seat riders. Infotainment is actually much better than what's offered in most other small cars, and even better than the systems in some much more expensive vehicles. And thanks for reading Autoblog.