A Lot of Fire for a Little Price: The 2021 Chevy Spark
While crossover SUVs flood the roadways, Chevy recognizes that not everyone wants a big vehicle. Drivers who want to be conscious of fuel economy and enjoy being able to park in small spaces will be thrilled by the 2021 Chevy Spark, a small car with a big personality. The 2021 Spark comes in four trim levels, all of which are priced well under $20,000.
Every 2021 Spark comes standard with a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which can be paired with either a five-speed manual or continuously variable transmission. This two-door compact car will seat four, with 33-inches of available legroom in the rear, and rear seats which fold down for plenty of cargo space that nearly doubles what you would have in a standard sedan trunk. Even with the seats up, you still have almost as much room as a standard sedan for groceries, bags, and small boxes.
Aside from savings at the pump, the Chevy Spark is a small car with lots of options to make it unique to your own style with colors and exterior accents, has a surprising amount of technology, and has standard safety equipment to keep you and your passengers protected. For a compact car, Chevy packed a lot into a little package.
Spry and peppy, the 2021 Chevy Spark has more personality than most subcompacts and sedans due to its memorable styling. The Spark is a two-door hatchback with an overall length of 143.1 inches, smaller than almost any other car available on the market. If you love the idea that you can park almost anywhere, easily move through traffic, and enjoy the benefits of less expensive trips to the fuel pump, then the Spark is the car for you.
Standard features for the exterior are both practical and generous, with solar-absorbing glass in the windshield, halogen projector-beam headlights, all-season tires, and a rear spoiler all set off by the chrome-accented grille. The option to add more chrome accents, splash guards, wheel inserts, a wheel lock kit, and silver alloy wheels is available for all trims. Other features available for upper trims are heated wing mirrors for those winter days and a powered sunroof to enjoy the weather when the sun shines.
Enjoy the fun of personalizing your Spark with ten choices of paint colors, plus the option of the Special Edition with extra features that stand out, like the two-tone roof, accent-color mirror caps and grille surround, a black-painted grille, 15-inch black painted alloy wheels, and accent-color daytime running light bezels. This edition is sharp with the unique attention to details and is made to be eye-catching against the usual ho-hum vehicles on the road.
For a sporty vibe, the Activ trim offers special features like fog lamps, a custom grille, a roof-mounted luggage rack, daytime running lights, black exterior accents, foldable keys, protective door plates, and a suspension lift for more ground clearance. For the top tier 2LT trim, a few stand-out features are a key system, which allows vehicle locking, unlocking, and starting when the key is near the vehicle, chrome door handles and trim accents, and rear parking sensors.
Everywhere you drive in the Chevy Spark, you’ll be guaranteed to turn heads, from choosing attention-getting colors like Mystic Blue or Cayenne Orange to fitting in the smallest parking spaces on the block with ease.
Small on the outside, but plenty of room on the inside. The front seat has a generous amount of space for even a large sedan, and in the driver’s seat, the layout of the command center is both attractive and sensible to use. A three-spoke steering wheel allows for manual tilting for the driver’s comfort, and the seats manually adjust for appropriate distance from the wheel. In the center stack are the controls for the rear window defogger, the infotainment center, adjustable vents, and the single-zone climate control, which filters the air.
The center console contains two cup holders, plus a storage bin for small items in the instrument panel. Space for bottles and other items is found in the door pockets in the front seats. In the rear seat is another storage compartment located between the seats to allow for more small items storage like phone chargers, devices, or pens, and two additional cupholders. A cargo safety shelf is standard on all trims, and will keep valuables in the trunk area out of sight.
Other features available for all trims are a sport pedal kit with brushed metal and rubberized traction, winter and summer floor mats, the interior protection package, and a cargo net for transporting items that may otherwise roll in the rear trunk area. Heated front seats, remote keyless entry, power windows, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and leatherette seats are available with the Activ trim.
While the exterior offers lots of options to personalize, the interior also has color choices to blend with the seating material options. Two-tone interiors lend a sporty feel, while monochromatic colors tend to appear more sensible and relaxed. Options vary depending on the trim level. Whatever the direction you want to take, the Chevy Spark offers plenty of ways to make it your own.
You might think a car priced this low would be short on technology, but the 2021 Spark actually comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a seven-inch touchscreen, two USB ports for charging, one 12-volt outlet, Bluetooth, and the Chevy Infotainment 3 system. Buyers will also be able to connect OnStar, which will automatically add a WiFi hotspot. Every Spark will come standard with a four-speaker audio system, and upgrading to the 1LT trim will gain the six-speaker system.
Buyers who love their technology integrations will find the 2021 Spark as convenient as vehicles that cost double the price. When you can use hands-free technology with voice commands via Bluetooth, your music and entertainment can go with you anywhere. The Chevy Infotainment 3 system allows you to personalize your settings, make phone calls, and use two devices at once, among other features that could be available. Going compact will not mean sacrificing convenience in the Chevy Spark.
Safety is just as important in a small car as in larger vehicles, so Chevy built the 2021 Spark with a high-strength steel cage and ten airbags to protect passengers against impacts. Every 2021 Spark comes equipped with StabiliTrak, the electronic system built to manage traction and stability in emergency situations by automatically adjusting torque and applying brakes. Electronic traction control automatically assists the vehicle in slippery conditions, and hill start assist will keep the vehicle from rolling on inclines.
Every Spark also comes standard with a rear back-up camera, a LATCH system for child seats, and an engine immobilizer, which locks the engine in case of forced entry to prevent theft. With OnStar equipped, the system will automatically call for emergency services in case vehicle occupants aren’t able after an impact. Upgrading to the 2LT trim will add a rear park assist feature, which will help guide you into parking spaces where visibility may be compromised. Available for the 2LT trim is also the Driver Confidence package, which adds Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, and Lane Departure Warning.
Driving a small car doesn’t have to mean you need to worry about safety. When you drive a 2021 Chevy Spark, you can drive with confidence because you’re protected.