2019 Chevrolet Spark

2019 Chevrolet Spark
Save up to $3,562
2019 Chevrolet Spark
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What’s new

  • Revised front-end styling
  • Updated infotainment system with new USB ports
  • Part of the second Spark generation introduced for 2015

Pros

  • Impressive number of features at an affordable price
  • Offers many optional high-tech features
  • High fuel economy
  • Easy to park in tight places

Cons

  • Acceleration is slow, both for the class and in general
  • Not much rear legroom and cargo capacity


Which Spark does Edmunds recommend?

A big draw for the Spark is its affordable pricing, but the base LS trim doesn't have some features we think you'll want. As such, go with the 1LT trim. It's more expensive than the base LS, but it has desirable extras such as full power accessories (power windows, mirrors and locks), keyless entry and cruise control.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

If you're looking for a car that's small and efficient, with the creature comforts typically found on much more expensive cars, the 2019 Chevrolet Spark could be just the car for you. Its small size and good outward visibility make it a breeze to park. Excellent smartphone connectivity technology is another draw since every Spark comes standard with a touchscreen infotainment system that has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration.

The Spark, however, does have a couple of drawbacks. Acceleration is sluggish off the line, even for the subcompact class. And while you shouldn't expect loads of interior volume from a car like this, the Spark lacks rear legroom and cargo space behind the rear seatbacks. On the whole, though, the 2019 Chevrolet Spark should satisfy most of your needs. It's an affordable, well-equipped and efficient mode of transportation.

2019 Chevrolet Spark configurations

The 2019 Chevrolet Spark is available in four trim levels that differ primarily in standard feature content. The Spark LS is the base model, and the 1LT adds more features. The 2LT has more convenience and driver assist functions, while the Activ model increases ground clearance and tacks on roof rails for a more active lifestyle.

All Sparks come with a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 98 horsepower and 94 pound-feet of torque. The engine drives the front wheels through either a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

The Spark LS comes with 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, a rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, a four-speaker audio system, and Chevrolet's OnStar communications system that includes a 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi hotspot.

The 1LT includes alloy wheels, power accessories (windows, mirrors and door locks), cruise control, remote keyless entry, foglights, and a six-speaker audio system.

Next up is the Activ. It adds simulated-leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, roof rails, special 15-inch wheels and bodywork, and a raised suspension that provides 0.4 inch of additional ground clearance.

Alternately, go for the 2LT. Compared to the 1LT, it comes with rear parking sensors, simulated-leather seating surfaces, push-button start, an upgraded driver information display, heated front seats, and chrome door handles and trim.

A sunroof is optional for the 1LT and 2LT trims. For the 2LT only, you can get a Driver Confidence package that adds forward collision warning system with low-speed emergency automatic braking and a lane departure warning system.

Trim tested

Edmunds has not driven any current version of the 2019 Chevrolet Spark, and we have limited experience with similar previous versions. The following is our take on what's significant about it and what you can expect.

Driving

The 2019 Spark's small four-cylinder engine is best suited for around-town use. A CVT automatic-equipped Spark takes over 11 seconds to get to 60 mph from a stop, so highway on-ramps require some planning. Surprisingly, the Spark is agile around town and delivers a well-mannered ride overall.

Comfort

While it's noisy, the Spark compares favorably with other cars in the class. The seating position is upright, with minimal lateral support. The rear seats are best suited to smaller passengers.

Interior

Yes, the Spark is small, but its interior layout is functional. The high roofline gives it decent access and visibility. But other subcompacts offer more rear legroom.

Utility

There's minimal cargo room with the rear seat in use. But fold the seats down, and there's enough storage to tackle the typical sorts of errands that suit this subcompact hatchback.

Technology

The infotainment system adds to the Spark's modern vibe. The menus are intuitive, and the graphics are sharp. The touchscreen supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. You can also get onboard Wi-Fi through the OnStar system.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Chevrolet Spark.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Granni got her a tiny car!
Kelli BaxterTanton,10/19/2018
I have always driven mid size or larger vehicles. After driving a Fiat while my truck was in the shop I fell in love with the small car! After much research I chose the Spark. It is an excellent car for the money! I have an 80 mile commute to work 4 days a week. "Tiny" handles great on wet roads, plenty of room for me, she has 10 air bags so I feel as comfortable in it as I did my Lacrosse. The backup camera is much sharper than in my 2016 Ram. Gas mileage is great! I was accustomed to spending 60.00 per week plus in the Ram. Now I spend 18.00-20.00. The only thing that I would change is the placement of the cup holders and cruise control.
Fun car.
Gus,09/21/2018
The engine is underpowered, but the rest of the car is great for the size and price.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$14,320
MPG
30 city / 38 hwy
Seats 4
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
98 hp @ 6200 rpm
MSRP
$16,220
MPG
30 city / 38 hwy
Seats 4
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
98 hp @ 6200 rpm
MSRP
$15,120
MPG
29 city / 38 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
Gas
98 hp @ 6200 rpm
MSRP
$16,620
MPG
29 city / 38 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
Gas
98 hp @ 6200 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Spark safety features:

Forward Collision Alert
Warns the driver of an imminent front-end collision.
Lane Departure Warning
Lets you know when you're drifting away from the center of the lane.
Rear Park Assist
Alerts you of nearby objects when backing up.
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Chevrolet Spark vs. the competition

2019 Chevrolet Spark

2019 Chevrolet Spark

2018 Chevrolet Sonic

2018 Chevrolet Sonic

Chevrolet Spark vs. Chevrolet Sonic

The Sonic and Spark are both diminutive cars, but the Sonic has 6 more inches of wheelbase, resulting in a roomier cabin than the subcompact Spark. Functionally, they have similar infotainment systems, though the Sonic's larger engine delivers a more pleasing driving experience. Still, the Spark wins the fuel economy and ease-of-parking contest.

Compare Chevrolet Spark & Chevrolet Sonic features

Chevrolet Spark vs. Nissan Versa Note

The main reason to consider getting the Versa Note is interior room. It has considerably more rear legroom and cargo space. You also get a little more power. In the Spark's favor are its robust infotainment features and smaller size. The latter makes it a little easier to park in tight spaces.

Compare Chevrolet Spark & Nissan Versa Note features

Chevrolet Spark vs. Ford Fiesta

Although Ford announced that it will stop selling regular cars in the United States, the Fiesta will stick around through 2019. It's still one of our favorite subcompacts because of its nimble handling, appealing interior design and capable Sync 3 infotainment system. Rear-seat space is about the same as the Spark's.

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2019 Chevrolet Spark for Sale

Chevrolet Spark 2019 1LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT)
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Summit White 2019 Chevrolet Spark 1LT FWD CVT 1.4L DOHC 2019 Chevrolet Spark 1LT In Summit White.3038 CityHighway MPG
Chevrolet Spark 2019 1LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT)
New 2019
Chevrolet Spark
1LT
(3)
Jim McKay Chevrolet
15.5 mi away
MSRP$17,095
Est.Loan: $311/mo
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2019 Chevrolet Spark 1LT FWD CVT 1.4L DOHC Grey 30/38 City/Highway MPG We have been serving our community for the last 61 years and it is our pleasure serve you. * We make every effort to provide accurate information, please verify options, Color and price before purchasing. All prices are special internet prices only. All financing is subject to approved credit. All prices are excluding freight. Internet prices include all applicable rebates and incentives. Additional rebates and incentives, such as Military, College Graduate Programs Or first-time buyers, may apply to those who qualify. Internet pricing may not be compatible with special factory financing. Internet prices are valid based on manufacturer incentive program time periods and cannot be extended by the dealer, which vary by model. See dealer for details. *Internet Pricing may not be available with special financing, and may not qualify with lease offers. **All prices do not include registering state TAX, Title, License and a $699 processing fee ** * MSRP is the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of the vehicle. Unless specifically indicated in the advertisement or customer added options, MSRP does not include taxes, fees or other charges. Actual dealer pricing may vary. Consult your dealer for more information and complete details. * The dealer advertised price may not reflect specific dealer offers, and may be subject to certain terms and conditions as indicated in the advertisement. Consult your dealer for more information and complete details. * Images and options shown are examples, only, and may not reflect exact vehicle color, trim, options, pricing or other specifications. Price includes all factory rebates and incentives.Tax, Tag, Processing Fee and Freight is additional on all new cars. Some customers may not qualify for all rebates listed. Price includes: $500 - Chevrolet Bonus Cash Program. Exp. 11/30/2018
Chevrolet Spark 2019 LS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M)
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LS
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MSRP$14,490
Est.Loan: $266/mo
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More about the 2019 Chevrolet Spark
2019 Chevrolet Spark Overview

The 2019 Chevrolet Spark is offered in the following submodels: Spark Hatchback. Available styles include LS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT), 1LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT), 1LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M), 2LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M), ACTIV 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT), 2LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT), LS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M), and ACTIV 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M).

What do people think of the 2019 Chevrolet Spark?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Chevrolet Spark and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Spark 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Spark.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Chevrolet Spark and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Spark featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2019 Chevrolet Spark?
2019 Chevrolet Spark 1LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Chevrolet Spark 1LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $17,095. The average price paid for a new 2019 Chevrolet Spark 1LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,806 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,806 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$14,289.

The average savings for the 2019 Chevrolet Spark 1LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT) is16.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 10 2019 Chevrolet Spark 1LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2019 Chevrolet Spark LS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Chevrolet Spark LS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $15,195. The average price paid for a new 2019 Chevrolet Spark LS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT) is trending $3,562 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,562 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$11,633.

The average savings for the 2019 Chevrolet Spark LS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT) is23.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

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2019 Chevrolet Spark LS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M)

The 2019 Chevrolet Spark LS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $14,095. The average price paid for a new 2019 Chevrolet Spark LS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M) is trending $3,527 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,527 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$10,568.

The average savings for the 2019 Chevrolet Spark LS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M) is25% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

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2019 Chevrolet Spark ACTIV 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Chevrolet Spark ACTIV 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $18,195. The average price paid for a new 2019 Chevrolet Spark ACTIV 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,891 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,891 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$15,304.

The average savings for the 2019 Chevrolet Spark ACTIV 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT) is15.9% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 6 2019 Chevrolet Spark ACTIV 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2019 Chevrolet Spark 2LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Chevrolet Spark 2LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $18,890. The average price paid for a new 2019 Chevrolet Spark 2LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT) is trending $996 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $996 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$17,895.

The average savings for the 2019 Chevrolet Spark 2LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT) is5.3% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 4 2019 Chevrolet Spark 2LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2019 Chevrolet Spark ACTIV 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M)

The 2019 Chevrolet Spark ACTIV 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $17,095. The average price paid for a new 2019 Chevrolet Spark ACTIV 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M) is trending $2,735 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,735 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$14,360.

The average savings for the 2019 Chevrolet Spark ACTIV 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M) is16% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 4 2019 Chevrolet Spark ACTIV 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

Which 2019 Chevrolet Sparks are available in my area?

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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Chevrolet Spark?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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