2014 Chevrolet Spark LS CVT

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$7,925
Stock # #:
30038A
VIN # :
KL8CB6S9XEC494422
Mileage:
50,372
Engine:
1.2L 4 Cylinder Engine 1.2 4 Cylinder
Exterior Color:
Other
Body
Sedan
Transmission:
CVT
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Edmunds.com Ratings & Reviews

2014 chevrolet spark

Consumer Reviews from Edmunds.com

Overall Consumer Ratings
3.8
14 Total Consumer Reviews
5 Star - (29%)
4 Star - (43%)
3 Star - (14%)
2 Star - (1%)
1 Star - (14%)

Edmunds.com Consumer Rating (out of 5)

PERFORMANCE
3.1
COMFORT
3.6
INTERIOR
3.9
RELIABILITY
3.8
VALUE
3.8

Edmunds.com Expert Review

Edmunds Says

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark is a solid choice for first-time buyers and city dwellers thanks to its low price, diminutive size, and plentiful amenities and safety equipment.

What's New

For 2014, the Chevrolet Spark receives a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) that replaces the previous four-speed automatic. Chevy says the CVT reduces engine noise on the freeway and increases both fuel economy and acceleration. The rest of the car is pretty much unchanged, though enhancements have been made to the Spark's smartphone connectivity (late availability).

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PROS

Inexpensive without feeling cheap; spacious interior; available high-tech features.

Introduction

With each passing year, more and more subcompacts have been coming out for sale. These small, fuel-sipping cars are affordable and ideal for urban use. General Motors entered the game last year with its Chevrolet Spark.

Not only is the South Korean-built 2014 Chevy Spark one of the smallest cars available in the U.S., it's also one of the least expensive. Compared to Chevrolet's next-smallest car, the Sonic, the Spark is some 14 inches shorter from nose to tail. And while the Spark might look odd with its relatively big body and small wheels pushed to the corners, those qualities translate into a surprisingly roomy interior.

Inside the Spark, you'll find a simple, clean design with enough chic sculpting and color flourishes to help you overlook the hard plastic surfaces. And while the base model is somewhat spartan, it comes standard with power windows, air-conditioning and a radio. Higher trim levels offer additional electronics and conveniences, though their bigger price tags are within striking distance of larger, more desirable hatchbacks.

Based on pricing and practicality, the four-door Chevrolet Spark is one of the best subcompact cars available for 2014. The base model costs far less than either the two-door Fiat 500 or Scion iQ. The Chevy lacks the Fiat's cute-as-a-button style or the even more diminutive Scion's parking ease, however. We'd suggest looking at more traditional hatchbacks as well. They cost more, but Chevy's own Sonic, along with the Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio and Nissan Versa Note are more substantial and appealing to drive. But the 2014 Chevrolet Spark is tops at the bottom line, and it's refined enough to make you proud of your new ride.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark is a small, four-door, four-passenger hatchback offered in LS, 1LT and 2LT trims. An all-electric version, the Spark EV, is reviewed separately.

Standard LS features include 15-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, air-conditioning, power windows, 60/40-split-folding rear seats, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-only steering wheel, a trip computer, OnStar telematics and a four-speaker radio with an auxiliary audio jack.

Opting for the 1LT trim adds power-adjustable mirrors, cruise control, remote keyless entry, power door locks, floor mats, steering-wheel-mounted audio and phone controls, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, a 7-inch touchscreen display and a six-speaker audio system with USB/iPod integration, satellite radio and smartphone app integration (Chevy's "MyLink" interface).

The 2LT top trim adds unique wheels, foglights, heated mirrors, roof rails, sporty front and rear fascia treatments, chrome exterior trim, faux leather upholstery, heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Powertrains and Performance

Powering the 2014 Chevrolet Spark is a 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 84 horsepower and 83 pound-feet of torque. A standard five-speed manual transmission sends power to the front wheels. A new CVT is optional on all trim levels and takes the place of a conventional automatic transmission.

Chevrolet estimates a Spark with a manual transmission will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 10.5 seconds. Compared to average subcompacts, the Spark will likely trail them to 60 mph by about a second. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 34 mpg combined (31 mpg city/39 mpg highway) for the manual and 34 mpg combined (30 mpg city/39 mpg highway) for the CVT.

Safety

Standard safety features on the 2014 Chevy Spark include four-wheel antilock brakes (front discs, rear drums), hill-hold assist, stability and traction control, front and rear side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and front-seat knee airbags. Six months of OnStar is also standard and includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking, stolen vehicle assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

In government crash tests, the Spark received four stars overall (out of a possible five), with four stars for total frontal impact protection and five stars for total side crash protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests, the Spark received the highest possible rating of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal offset, side impact and roof strength tests. In the small-overlap frontal offset test, the Spark scored a second-highest (out of four) "Acceptable" rating. It is the only subcompact thus far tested (out of 11) to earn above a "Poor" (lowest) or "Marginal" (second-lowest) rating in this stringent new test. The Spark's seat/head restraint design was rated "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

In Edmunds brake testing, a Spark 2LT stopped from 60 mph in 123 feet, which is average for this class of car.

Interior Design and Special Features

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark features a simple, modern interior enlivened by color-accented dash and door panels. Hard plastic surfaces are expected in an affordable hatchback, but the Spark has some well-textured trim pieces that impart a subtly classier ambience. Sporty, motorcycle-like gauges add further visual interest, featuring both a traditional speedometer and a digital multifunction display.

The available MyLink touchscreen infotainment system adds to the Spark's modern vibe with sharp graphics and intuitive menus. It also boasts strong smartphone app integration, including Internet radio, text message translation, voice commands and available navigation. Still, like a lot of similar systems, it's not compatible with all smartphones, and the screen sometimes fails to register touch inputs, which can be frustrating.

The seating is better than you'd expect in such a small car. The upright position of the Spark's front seats fosters the impression that you're sitting on the chairs rather than in them, and there's nothing in the way of lateral support. Still, most adults will find the seats comfortable enough, even on longer drives. While larger than many in the subcompact segment, the rear seats are still better suited to smaller passengers. The low seat cushions and headrests will likely draw complaints from average-sized adults.

Behind the rear seats, 11.4 cubic feet of cargo can be crammed into the narrow space. Folding down the rear seats isn't a simple affair, as the seat cushions must be flipped forward and the headrests removed before plopping down the seatbacks. Once that's done, however, you get a fairly flat cargo floor and a more accommodating 31.2 cubes of capacity. For larger items, the 2LT trim provides a functional roof rack.

Driving Impressions

With only 84 hp -- less than many motorcycles -- it's clear that the 2014 Chevrolet Spark is not intended to excite or inspire. With the five-speed manual transmission, there's adequate acceleration for merging onto freeways. The manual transmission's shift throws are unusually long in order to reduce effort, yet the well-spaced gates make for precise gearchanges. As of this writing, we've yet to test a Spark with the new CVT.

The Spark's somewhat tall body gives the impression of a European cargo van left in the clothes dryer too long. Thankfully, it doesn't drive like a misshapen van, as it's remarkably agile around turns. Although the Spark is far from a sport sedan, this small Chevy still manages to deliver well-mannered driving characteristics overall. Road and wind noise are noticeable, but no more intrusive than in other cars at this price point.

Factory Installed Options

  • ENGINE, ECOTEC 1.2L DOHC 4-CYLINDER MFI

    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Gasoline Fuel

Standard Equipment at time of original manufacture release.

Convenience & Comfort

  • A/C
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Navigation from Telematics
  • Power Outlet
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defrost
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • Telematics
  • Trip Computer
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers

Drivetrain & Engine

  • CVT Transmission
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Gasoline Fuel

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input

Safety

  • ABS
  • Brake Assist
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Knee Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Rear Side Air Bag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control

Seat & Trim

  • Bucket Seats
  • Cloth Seats
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat

Tires & Wheels

  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

Featured Equipment below have been confirmed on vehicle today. Additional equipment not listed may still be available.

Installed Features

  • Air bags, 10 total (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right-front passenger includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, head curtain, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, knee, driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information.)
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual
  • Alternator, 100 amps
  • Antenna, roof-mounted
  • Armrest, driver, folding
  • Assist handles, driver, front passenger and rear outboard
  • Audio system feature, 4-speaker system
  • Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack located in front center stack storage bin
  • Axle, 3.75 final drive ratio
  • Battery rundown protection
  • Battery, 375 cold-cranking amps
  • Bottle holder with door storage pocket on driver and front passenger doors
  • Brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, front disc/rear drum
  • Cabin air filter
  • Cargo security shelf, rear
  • Center stack trim, LS
  • Console, rear, center with storage tray
  • Cup holders, 2 front and 2 rear
  • Defogger, rear-window
  • Door handles, body-color

 

  • Driver foot rest, left side
  • Engine immobilizer, theft-deterrent system
  • Engine, ECOTEC 1.2L DOHC 4-cylinder MFI (84 hp [62.6 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 83 lb-ft of torque [112.1 N-m] @ 4200 rpm)
  • Floor covering, carpet with driver heel pad
  • Front wheel drive
  • Fuel filler door release, remote
  • Glass, solar absorbing
  • Glovebox
  • Grille, chrome-surround
  • Headlamps, halogen with automatic exterior lamp control and Daytime Running Lamps
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauge
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • License plate bracket, front
  • Liftgate release, electronic, lock/unlock button
  • Lighting, dimming instrument panel cluster
  • Lighting, interior overhead courtesy lamp with OnStar controls
  • Lighting, rear cargo compartment lamp
  • Map pocket, front passenger seatback
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Mirrors, outside manual, body-color, manual-folding
  • Oil life monitoring system
  • Power outlet, auxiliary located in front center stack storage bin
  • Safety belt pretensioners, driver and front passenger, dual
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all positions, front height adjustable

 

  • Seat adjuster, driver 4-way manual with manual recline
  • Seat adjuster, passenger 2-way manual with manual recline
  • Seat, rear, 60/40-split, flip-and-fold with adjustable outboard headrests
  • Shopping bag hooks located on base of driver and front passenger head restraints
  • Spoiler, rear with integrated LED center high-mounted stop/brake lamp (CHMSL)
  • Steering column, Tilt-Wheel
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke, Silver accents
  • Steering, power, electric
  • Storage, driver IP coin tray
  • Storage, front passenger IP tray
  • Storage, lower center IP bin
  • Suspension, front, McPherson struts
  • Suspension, rear, compound crank
  • Tire inflation kit
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Tires, P185/55R15 all-season blackwall
  • Visors, driver and front passenger with driver covered vanity mirror
  • Wheels, 15" (38.1 cm) 5-split spoke Silver-painted aluminum
  • Windows, power, front and rear
  • Wiper, rear, continuous, with washer
  • Wipers, front intermittent, variable