2013 Chevrolet Spark
There are 15 user reviews for the 1LT Auto trim shown below
- Fuel economy, city handling
- Only a 4 speed automatic, interior componet quality is poor
Purchased As Not Purchased
Did not purchase Spark, but had a brand new Denim Blue LT1 Automatic as a rental from Enterprise for 5 days. Drove 566 total miles in the vehicle inside the city of Phoenix and the foothills north of the city.
Positives - 37.7 combined MPG for the 566 miles, about 2/3 highway driving to 1/3 city. Spark looks like a 3 door hatchback, but is actually a 5 door. Rear side door handles are hidden in the rear door window surround. The Spark got LOTS of attention from people, especially younger (under 30) people. Lots of people wanted to know if it was an electric vehicle, like the Nissan Leaf. Of course, its not electric. Fantastic city driving with good handling and a super-tight turning radius. Ride not plush, but acceptable for such a small car. Bring/Go system worked well with my Droid phone and streaming audio. OnStar did not work at all in this car.
Negatives - hard plastic interior (door panels, dash) scratches easily. Lots of wind noise on the interstate at speeds over 60 mph. Car gets moved around by heavy trucks and cross-winds on the highway too. But highway ride is very good. Seats could use more padding and the door arm rests need to have some padding on them - they were HARD plastic. Automatic transmission is only a FOUR speed - Chevy should give it at least a 5 speed automatic. At least its not a droning CVT transmission.
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