Consumer Reviews Summary
36 of 41 (87%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2014 Chevrolet Spark Overview
- New CVT replaces the four-speed automatic
- Four-door minicar with seating for four
- 10 standard airbags
Returning after its debut last year, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark adds a new transmission to its list of features for the new model year.
The new CVT replaces the four-speed automatic on the options sheet and will provide better efficiency and a quieter cabin on the freeway thanks to lowered engine RPMs and noise. At first glance, the Spark looks like a two-door vehicle but a closer look reveals the black door handles integrated into the C-pillars. These two extra doors give rear seat occupants easier access points and give the Spark a leg-up over like-sized vehicles when it comes to utility. Fifteen-inch aluminum wheels and a rear spoiler are included on all models of the Spark. The Spark also gets some of the loudest paint colors around, which feature names such as Lemonade, Techno Pink, and Jalapeno.
Power comes from an 84-horsepower, 1.2-liter, four-cylinder engine, which comes mated to a five-speed manual or the aforementioned CVT. Fuel tank capacity in the Spark is approximately nine gallons and with fuel economy ratings that check in at 32/38 mpg city/highway, range tops out at around 340 miles.
Cloth seats come standard in the Spark, with heated, leatherette front seats a standard feature on the premium trim level. Power windows and air conditioning are standard, along with a four speaker stereo with an audio input jack. Chevy’s MyLink audio with seven-inch color touch screen, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, Bluetooth audio steaming and hands-free calling, SiriusXM satellite radio, USB port and Pandora radio is optional.
The Spark is equipped with 10 airbags, traction control, electronic stability control, antilock brakes, and hill start assist standard. The OnStar system is included with all Spark models, and features emergency and crash response, roadside assistance, and turn-by-turn navigation (new Sparks offer a free trial membership; a monthly fee is required after the trial ends).