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The 2019 Chevy Spark – An Urbanite’s Dream

A blue 2019 Chevy Spark parked in front a metal building with bamboo

 

The 2019 Chevy Spark is out and shoppers are falling in love with this adorable subcompact car. Though as a hatchback it offers a little extra space, the 2019 Chevy Spark is really and truly fun-sized and was built to fit smoothly into any city parking spot. It comes in a variety of new and vibrant colors and its appealing design and even more appealing price point will put impulse shoppers at risk of heading home with a new car! The Spark was last fully redesigned in 2016 and had remained mostly the same until the 2019 model. This year, Chevy refreshed the front styling of the Spark and added the choice of low-speed automatic braking.

If you’re an urbanite that likes to stay connected with technology while you’re out and about, the Chevy Spark might be the car you want to hit the town in. You’ll stay connected with state-of-the-art technology features which come standard, turn heads of people who wish their cars were as visually pleasing as yours, and stay small enough to be practical on the city streets. This car really is tiny, but that only adds to its curb appeal and practicality for city drivers.

Design

The external design is a huge selling point for the 2019 Chevy Spark, it manages to look like something you’d like to pick up and put in your pocket all while providing all the necessities to keep you moving. This year, Chevy introduced some bold new colors for the Spark which include Caribbean Blue Metallic, Orange Burst Metallic, Raspberry, and Passion Fruit. Passion fruits are especially cool in my opinion, a really unique lavender color that’s rarely seen on the road. You’ll definitely not blend in with the regular shades of blue, gray, or white that are so common!

The inside of the 2019 Spark is sleek and economical. It’s designed for a modern consumer who doesn’t want to overspend on things that just aren’t necessary. Keeping the cabin simple is one of the things that keep the Spark at such a desirable base price point, something that many city-dwellers would happily tradeoff for. That’s not to say that the Spark isn’t comfortable, you’ll be able to fit up to 4 people inside and enjoy some nice materials.

Though the 2019 Chevy Spark was designed to be quite a small subcompact car, as a hatchback there is still room for your necessities in the back. With 11.1 cubic feet of cargo space which expands to 27.2 cubic feet with the seats folded down, you might not be shoving your skis inside, but you’ll be just fine hauling your shopping and running errands.

Performance

This city car knows how to perform on the road! With deft handling and easy maneuverability, you’ll be able to navigate traffic or a sharp city street with ease. A tight turning radius will even come in handy when you need to make a U-turn to take a short-cut. Parking is a breeze and you’ll be able to fit into that space in the parking garage that other cars just don’t fit into.

The 2019 Chevrolet Spark has a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 98 horsepower. This isn’t that much compared with other vehicles, but more than gets the job done for people who tend to do most of their driving in populated areas. For the base trim, a 5-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive come standard. You can upgrade to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) though if you’re planning to dart around the city and stop and start frequently (especially in traffic) the Spark more than meets the requirements.

Features

This car was built to be compact and connected. Chevy knows its target audience are urbanites who value staying connected to technology but want a car that isn’t going to be an inconvenience on the roads. The 2019 Chevy Spark does both and provides an excellent array of standard technology and entertainment features for the price point. This car is very small, but Chevrolet certainly managed to squeeze in a lot of features! You may even be surprised by the number of features which would normally be upgrades on other models of car in the industry.

The highlight of the 2019 Chevy Spark is its touchscreen infotainment system installed within easy access of the driver. It supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay so that you can stay entertained on the road. Not only that, but the 2019 Chevy Spark comes with a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot! (Some luxury cars on the market don’t even have that option!) With the touchscreen, you can access the infotainment system, Bluetooth, and navigation so that you’ll never be lost ever again. Navigating the Spark’s interface menu is easy and intuitive, and you will probably find it hard to go back to other types of infotainment systems.

Trim Levels

A red 2019 Chevy Spark Activ from the front

The starting MSRP for the 2019 Chevy Spark is one of its most alluring features and why potential shoppers should use caution when heading to a dealer to check on out. You very well might find yourself driving off the lot with an awesome and brightly colored new car! Starting at only $13,220, the 2019 Chevy Spark is one of the lowest priced, new subcompact cars on the market. If you want to get a higher trim level, the price only rises by a few thousand dollars, another thing which makes the Spark a target for shoppers in need of a little “more” out of their vehicle.

Here are the different trim levels available for the 2019 Chevy Spark:

Chevrolet Spark LS – The 2019 Chevy Spark LS is the base model with standard features including manual climate control, a rear-view camera, cloth upholstery, a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system, a four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, two USB ports, and even a Wi-Fi hot spot.

Chevrolet Spark 1LT – The next trim level is the Chevy Spark 1LT and adds power locks and windows, keyless entry, cruise control, steering wheel-mounted controls, a six-speaker stereo, and satellite radio. You can even get a sunroof if you spend a little extra!

Chevrolet Spark ACTIV – With a slightly bigger upgrade, you can get the Chevy Spark ACTIV which has a raised ride height and some fun and unique external design elements. You’ll also get leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Chevrolet Spark 2LT – The highest trim level available for the Spark is the 2019 Chevy Spark 2LT. This trim level features leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, push-button start, proximity keyless entry, and rear parking sensors. You can add available safety features to this trim with the Driver Confidence package. With this, you’ll get lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and low-speed automatic emergency braking.

The 2019 Chevy Spark might not be the right choice for everyone, but should certainly be a contender for someone with an active urban lifestyle. You can say goodbye to waiting around for the commuter rail or at a bus stop and jump in your new subcompact car. With the Spark, you’ll never need to worry about fitting into a tight parking space, overspending on a gas-guzzler, maneuvering around traffic and tight city streets, or about staying connected while on the road. With an array of infotainment features and a standard Wi-Fi hotspot included in the 2019 Spark, you can keep up with your busy lifestyle when you fall in love with the Sparks superior design.

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