As car prices skyrocket and SUVs get bigger every year, drivers who prefer to save on gas and want the freedom to park anywhere don’t have to spend a lot on an expensive hybrid or electric car. The 2021 Chevy Spark is a compact hatchback that will save you money on the price, in the gas tank, and has lots of personality that will turn heads while you zip through city traffic with style. No matter which trim you choose, every Chevy Spark costs less than $20,000, and buyers will be surprised by the features you can expect even with the entry-level trims.
You might think that a compact car as small as the Spark would sacrifice interior space, but the cargo space is almost double what you have in the trunk of a midsize sedan with the back seats folded down. With the seats up, you still have 11.1 cubic feet of space, which is enough for a few travel bags packed for a trip. Even tall drivers can expect to be comfortable in the front seat with plenty of legroom and good seat height for easy entry and exit, and kids can be belted safely in the back with the LATCH system. Standard technology features are generous and will keep even the most modern buyer connected with any trim level. Buyers will even have the option for a few fun extras to make life very convenient on the road.
Personality is key with the Chevy Spark. Paint colors will stand out in any parking lot, and the exterior of the Spark is sporty like an SUV. Interior features are attractive, and of a quality you might expect in a far more expensive vehicle, with options like a sunroof or a sport trim to give this compact car luxury and fun you might not expect for the incredibly affordable price. While you enjoy the ease of parking in the tightest spaces, the 2021 Chevy Spark will show off the bright side of who you really are.
The Chevy Spark is a compact car with so much unique flair, even buyers considering larger cars might want to look at what the Spark has to offer. Imagine getting to choose from ten paint colors like brilliant Mystic Blue, bright Red Hot, exciting Cayenne Orange, refreshing Passion Fruit, or frosty Toasted Marshmallow. Each of these colors is eye-catching, and when you add them to the playfully sporty exterior appearance, you’ll be proud to drive your Spark alongside any car on the road.
If you decide to up your game with the Special Edition Spark, the personality factor heightens with a two-tone roof, accent colors on the grille surround and mirror caps, and your wheels and grille will have a machined black finish. Splurge on the uppermost trim, and you can pop the top open with a powered sunroof on those beautiful sunny days.
Every Spark comes with a rear spoiler for that sporty appeal, and with the Activ trim level, the Spark is outfitted with roof rails so you can travel with your equipment to enjoy the outdoors. Also, with the Activ trim, you gain the convenience of fog lights and a raised suspension, plus a custom grille and door plates. A feature you may not notice until you drive on a hot, sunny day is the convenient solar-absorbing glass of the windshield, which will keep the interior temperature down, and it comes as standard equipment on all trims.
One of the biggest advantages of the 2021 Spark is the economic size. At 143 inches in length, the Spark will slide right into those tiny parking spaces other vehicles will have to drive past. The 2021 Spark is shorter than a standard sedan by a few feet, and a large SUV could be as much as six feet longer. For drivers who frequent the cities, available parking will be far quicker and easier to access with the Spark. To make parking even simpler, buyers will appreciate the standard rearview camera, or they can add rear parking sensors to the top trim to help guide you into those tight spaces even better.
With such bright colors and sporty exterior details, Chevy knew the interior should match the exterior in personality. Sport-style bucket seats in the front have an extra measure of comfort for the driver with a fold-down armrest and a tilting steering wheel. The standard jet-black interior gets a splash of color in upper trims with silver or Caribbean blue accents on the seats, which are also upgraded to leatherette upholstery in the Activ trim. Though the Spark is compact, the front seat legroom is comparable to large sedans at over 41 inches, and the quality of materials in the cabin has an upscale appeal. Going small won’t be a sacrifice.
Matched to the quality and available space is the number of conveniences available in the 2021 Spark. The front seat has a 12-volt power outlet for connecting your phone to the in-vehicle technology and two USB ports for charging. A cargo cover for the rear trunk area keeps your belongings securely out of sight, and a 60/40 split rear seat that folds down to increase cargo space when you need it. Thoughtful storage in the center stack and the front and rear consoles will allow for small items to be tucked away neatly.
While you drive those city streets with your AC or heater running, you won’t have to worry about odors from outside. The 2021 Spark comes standard with an air filtration system that will keep your interior air fresh and free of exhaust or other unpleasant city fumes. This climate control system is conveniently accessed from the standard seven-inch touchscreen in the center stack using either rotary dials or apps on the screen, along with the many tech features which come standard on the 2021 Chevy Spark.
Every 2021 Chevy Spark is as fully connected to modern life conveniences as much larger, more expensive vehicles. Smart buyers who want to save on the purchase price will get a wide range of surprising features many other more expensive vehicles save for only the upper trims. It's honestly shocking just how many features Chevy has managed to pack into the Spark.
With every trim level, the Spark comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so compatible phones can stream content through the audio system. Bluetooth streaming and 4G WiFi are also standard, which means you can drive and use your phone via audio commands, and you never have to worry about patchy internet access. Chevy Connected access includes OnStar accessibility for every trim level, so you can use the Chevy Connected app to check in with your vehicle from anywhere using your phone and OnStar will offer peace of mind in case you need roadside assistance. With so many standard tech features on every trim level of the 2021 Spark, you can drive anywhere and stay connected to make calls, stream your favorite music or podcasts, or look up places to stop for a bite to eat.
If you upgrade to the 1LT trim, you can enjoy an upgraded audio system, remote keyless entry, steering wheel-mounted controls, and cruise control. The upper 2LT trim will gain a push-button start and the option to add driver-assisted safety features like auto emergency braking and forward collision mitigation. Don’t worry if you prefer to stick with the economy of the lower-priced trims; every Chevy Spark is built with a steel-reinforced frame and ten airbags to keep you safe.