2013 Chevrolet Spark (Chevy) Reviews& Test Drives – Green Car Reports

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2013 Chevrolet Spark Review

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The 2013 Chevrolet Spark is the Chevy sold in the U.S. in at 20 years. Still, early results seem to show it’s finding a market young and urban buyers who a short, easy-to-park four-person car the versatility of a five-door hatchback

Sold all over the world, the Chevy serves as family in places like India and Here in the States, it’s likely to be owned by city or as a household’s third car.

The 2013 Spark only in a single body style–a hatchback–and only offers one a 1.2-liter four-cylinder putting out 84 You can have it with a standard manual gearbox or an optional automatic. Stick with the as the automatic slows down already-not-very-fast car significantly.

The five-speed Spark gets EPA ratings of 32 mpg 38 mpg highway, for a combined rating of 34 good as anything in the minicar But the automatic hurts fuel at a combined 32 mpg (28 mpg city, 37 mpg highway). makes another reason to it, along with its higher and worse performance.

Inside, front-seat room is for two full-sized adults. The Spark is but tall, and the driver sits and high enough that the car feel low or small.

Chevy out that the front headroom and in the Spark equal those of a U.S. sedan from 40 ago.

The rear seats, are strictly an afterthought. Yes, adults can ride in the Spark some negotiations on legroom, but if you carry more than two have a look at the subcompact Sonic. It’s only a of thousand dollars pricier, and (relatively) much larger

Chevrolet Spark

Like most small the Spark is most fun when hard. The electric power delivers decent road though the steering wheel, and done a good job with the suppression (beefed up for fussy buyers) for such a small

The ride on standard 15-inch is ride is quite firm, but it deep potholes without or feeling unsafe. You’ll get to your local road and their imperfections well,

Possibly the neatest feature of the is the relatively large 7-inch that can be ordered with the MyLink system (standard on the LT model). To keep costs the screen is essentially dumb, only as a display to which the mobile phone can be hooked. A $50 app BringGo can be downloaded to provide turn-by-turn navigation and mapping, live traffic updates.

The app updates its map database whenever the connects the phone to the app store, and the screen/smartphone approach means can update the capabilities of their car time they get a new phone or add (GM-authorized) apps. It’s and (in our short demonstration) seamless, it the cost of the car down, it’s the cheapest in-car navigation on the we think it’s the future of navigation. Well done,

The 2013 Chevrolet Spark in a remarkable array of pastel including Techno Pink, (lime green), Denim blue), and Lemonade (pale

The base price is $12,245 a mandatory $750 destination but the high-end 2LT model with transmission soars to a bottom of $16,720. At that price, we buyers may be tempted to step up to the Sonic.

For more details, see the review of the 2013 Chevrolet range on our sister site,

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