2019 Chevrolet Spark

Buyer's Guide

It's fair to say North America, the land that loves SUVs a lot, is not the primary market for the Chevrolet Spark. This is the very definition of a tiny car, and it exists on this continent purely so that Chevrolet can offer its buyers a car with a price that starts around $10,000, which lets it compete with the likes of the Nissan Micra and Mitsubishi Mirage.

The Spark is very nearly as popular, per capita, in the U.S. as in Canada, which surprises us given that entry level cars like this tend to get more traction up here. Chalk its popularity up to Chevrolet's status as a brand about as all-American as you'll find.

For 2019, Chevrolet gives the Spark a refresh that includes updated styling on the outside and sees the cabin gain a pair of USB ports (replacing a single USB and an auxiliary input) and Chevrolet's third-gen infotainment system, which ditches the MyLink name used in previous years.

Otherwise, the Spark is unchanged. Power is from a 1.4L engine making 98 hp and 94 lb-ft of torque, which can be funneled through a standard five-speed manual transmission or an optional continuously variable (CVT) automatic.

As a nod to this car being targeted at young drivers whose lives revolve around smartphones, the Spark comes standard with a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen that incorporates the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration platforms. A standard backup camera carries over.

Otherwise, this is a very basic car: air conditioning is an option and the base model has windows, locks and mirrors that operate on muscle power.

Move up to the LT trim and Chevrolet adds OnStar, a Wi-Fi hotspot, air conditioning, height-adjustable driver's seat, cruise control, satellite radio. The 2LT model gets keyless entry, sunroof, steering wheel audio controls, power windows and rear park assist.

Chevrolet used to make an electric version of the Spark, but it's gone, presumably because it would be handily outshone by the brand's latest compact EV, the Bolt. That means you'll cross-shop a Spark with the Micra and Mirage we name-checked above. These are all great city cars, but if you plan to do any notable amount of highway driving, we would suggest spending a little more for something like a Kia Rio or Nissan Sentra, both of which are quite comfortable at the entry-level end of their respective spectrums.

Fuel consumption estimates are 8.0/6.0 L/100 km (city/highway) with the manual transmission and 7.8/6.2 with the CVT.

2019 Chevrolet Spark Specifications

There are 5 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $9,995 MSRP
7
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
98 hp @6200 rpm
Number of seats 4
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Hatchback
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
5dr HB Man LS $9,995 4 Hatchback
5dr HB Man LS 98 hp @6200 rpm 94 ft-lb @4400 rpm 5-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB Man LS 143.1" 62.8" 58.4" 93.9"
5dr HB Man LS
5dr HB Man LS N/A
5dr HB Man LS
5dr HB Man LS
5dr HB CVT LS $14,095 4 Hatchback
5dr HB CVT LS 98 hp @6200 rpm 94 ft-lb @4400 rpm CVT Transmission Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB CVT LS 143.1" 62.8" 58.4" 93.9"
5dr HB CVT LS
5dr HB CVT LS N/A
5dr HB CVT LS
5dr HB CVT LS
5dr HB Man LT w/1LT $14,495 4 Hatchback
5dr HB Man LT w/1LT 98 hp @6200 rpm 94 ft-lb @4400 rpm 5-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB Man LT w/1LT 143.1" 62.8" 58.4" 93.9"
5dr HB Man LT w/1LT
5dr HB Man LT w/1LT N/A
5dr HB Man LT w/1LT
5dr HB Man LT w/1LT
5dr HB CVT LT w/1LT $15,695 4 Hatchback
5dr HB CVT LT w/1LT 98 hp @6200 rpm 94 ft-lb @4400 rpm CVT Transmission Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB CVT LT w/1LT 143.1" 62.8" 58.4" 93.9"
5dr HB CVT LT w/1LT
5dr HB CVT LT w/1LT N/A
5dr HB CVT LT w/1LT
5dr HB CVT LT w/1LT
5dr HB CVT LT w/2LT $18,895 4 Hatchback
5dr HB CVT LT w/2LT 98 hp @6200 rpm 94 ft-lb @4400 rpm CVT Transmission Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB CVT LT w/2LT 143.1" 62.8" 58.4" 93.9"
5dr HB CVT LT w/2LT
5dr HB CVT LT w/2LT N/A
5dr HB CVT LT w/2LT
5dr HB CVT LT w/2LT

Owner Reviews: 2019 Chevrolet / Spark

Average Rating

2010 Chevrolet Spark

Trim: Red
by Dende on 01-19-2013
Chev Spark
The Chevrolet Spark is a well-rounded vehicule, which is very efficient for it's price. It also has a relatively high amount of interior space, despite it's appearence. It's mainly a city car, so if your a thrill-seeker, you might not enjoy it.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
3/5
Is this review useful?
Yes No

2009 Chevrolet Spark

by pankaj on 11-01-2012
powerful ride in that range
used multiple cars in that range however its confortable to drive and nice power. its spacious from inside hence lots of leg room. stylish and dashing, good to handle vehicle
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
3/5
Is this review useful?
Yes No

2009 Chevrolet Spark

by pankaj on 11-01-2012
nice to drive in that range
i drove alto as well as spark, with 100 cc its good to drive.
with spacioous leg room its nice and comfortable journey,
you can zoom on the highways as well with ac on and u feel like its nice one
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
Is this review useful?
Yes No
Information or opinions expressed in these reviews are not endorsed by autoTRADER.ca
Have comments about autoTRADER.ca Owner Reviews? Send us an email

Nearby Vehicles

Vehicle Research

Search