Aside from purchasing a house, selecting a car can be one of the largest financial decisions most people will make. With so many choices to be made, the whole process can be overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be. Rather than face the sticker shock of some fresh off the line new models or risk the unknown quality of a used car bought away from a dealership, there is an affordable answer out there for car buyers. The 2021 Chevy Spark has an easy on the wallet price tag of only $13,400 for the base model. This makes the Chevy Spark easily affordable for nearly anyone, while also offering the high quality that can be expected of a new vehicle.
This quality can not be underestimated and is desirable for many buyers. A new vehicle is ensured to have none of the quirks or problems so often found in older cars. The newest Spark can be considered one of Chevy’s most impressive entries for 2021. This subcompact hatchback can be a perfect starter vehicle for a new car owner or an affordable alternative for a single driver in need of transportation, even if they weren’t looking for something fresh off the line. The 2021 Chevy Spark has a clean design that is sure to turn heads wherever it goes. With an estimated 38 MPG on the highway, the Spark is guaranteed to get you where you need to go while keeping you in style the whole time.
The 2021 Chevy Spark comes with ten different color options for the exterior. These include mystic blue, silver ice, summit white, mosaic black, cayenne orange, red hot, passion fruit, nightfall gray, toasted marshmallow, and Caribbean blue. A unique look is achieved with a two-tone painted roof and matching accent colors on the mirror caps as well as the grille surround that will keep attention on the Spark. With almost 42 inches of legroom and 39 inches of headroom, most drivers can sit comfortably while the remainder of the vehicle offers seating for three extra passengers. While cargo space is not the Spark’s largest selling point, it’s compact size ensures great ease of parking in even the most cramped street or garage.
The Spark offers four trim options: LS, 1LT, ACTIV, and 2LT. Each step up from the LS has a slightly higher price tag. The base model, the Chevy Spark LS, has manually adjustable seats with cloth upholstery, a rearview camera, two USB ports, and infotainment syncing with all standard models of phone, among other things. The 1LT, the first step from the LS, offers power windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, cruise control, and steering wheel-mounted controls. The ACTIV features leather upholstery, sportier exterior design elements, and a touring tuned suspension. The 2LT, top of the line with an MSRP of $16,800, boasts rear parking sensors and proximity keyless entry.
Every Spark is powered by a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine, giving it 98 horsepower and 94 lb-ft of torque. This gives the Chevy Spark an estimated 30 MPG in the city and 38 MPG while on the highway. It has a record of getting 0-60 in around ten seconds. While it may not have the most power or get up and go, the 2021 Chevy Spark does well in the city or other local driving. The vehicle is quite squared off in the back and short, measuring less than 12 feet from bumper to bumper, making it very easy to park. This also limits the amount of space needed when passing other cars in traffic. All in all, it gives solid performance for its size and capabilities.
The 2021 Chevy Spark had ten airbags and 11.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. This space increases to 27.2 cubic feet once the rear seats are folded down, though they do not fold completely flat. There are two sets of easily accessible car-seat connectors in the back, allowing for safe travel for any infants. Additionally, the 2021 Chevy Spark has raised seats with armrests in the front seat. This has the driver and front-seat passenger sitting higher than those riding in the backseat. The backseat can be cramped for adults, especially in regard to legroom, but the front seats can adjust to compensate.
In addition to the many airbags, the 2021 Chevy Spark also has a high-strength steel safety cage as its base. A rearview camera comes as standard for the Spark in all trim levels. Other available safety features include a forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning. Most of these are available as standard on more expensive trim levels than the base model.
Inside the 2021 Chevy Spark, most of the plastics making up the dash are well placed and better quality than expected for the price of the car. Despite this, the Spark is comfortable for the driver, offering plenty of head and legroom for the front seat. It offers cubbies in the center console and a shelf just above the glove box to allow for extra storage as well. All in all, the interior of this small car is perfect for someone who wants an easy commuter vehicle that will allow you to zip around city corners with ease. We would recommend the Spark for single or two-person households who do a lot of driving because the good amount of space in the front seats and outstanding fuel economy make this a great commuter vehicle.
Infotainment and Technology
A standard 7-inch touchscreen is available on all trim levels of the 2021 Chevy Spark, as well as easy integration with Apple or Android cell phones. The standard four-speaker stereo system can be upgraded to six speakers. The Spark includes two USB ports and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. There are also many in-vehicle apps included for the touchscreen, such as Pandora and Spotify.
A new safety feature offered in the 2021 Chevy Spark is specifically designed for young drivers. Teen Driver tech is meant to ensure a safe driving experience for those new behind the wheel. It can mute the audio when front-seat passengers are not buckled in and sets limits to the overall volume of the music. It gives audible and visual warnings any time the vehicle travels over pre-selected speeds. The Teen Driver system also prevents available safety features from being turned off. These new features should give parents peace of mind regarding their family’s young drivers and the safety of the vehicle as well.
Chevy Spark: Happiness in Small Packages
No matter your reason for seeking out a new vehicle, the 2021 Chevy Spark can fit well for so many people. Its small size and easy handling make driving a joy, while its gas mileage keeps things efficient. The low price of the 2021 Chevy Spark is guaranteed not to break the bank. Standard safety features and phone integration infotainment ensures that the driver will be comfortable and protected, no matter where their travels take them. The 2021 Chevy Spark has everything a single driver could need. Test drive one today!