Used 2014 Chevrolet Spark Review
The Used 2014 Chevrolet Spark is a fuel-efficient subcompact that thrives in an urban environment. Inside, this four-door hatchback is pleasantly spacious and high-tech. Outside, the Spark is undeniably sporty. It may be inexpensive, but this little car certainly isn't cheap packs a punch for value and was named Coolest New Car under $18,000 in 2013 by Kelley Blue Book.
There are plenty of reasons to love the Used 2014 Chevrolet Spark - especially for city-dwelling drivers. The Spark's new continuously variable transmission (CVT) option manages to both increase fuel economy and acceleration, while reducing highway engine noise. Drivers who prefer the standard five-speed manual transmission also enjoy agility around corners and a pleasant overall driving experience. The 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine generates 84 horsepower and 83 pound-feet of torque - plenty of power to zip across town in a snap.
The Chevrolet Spark doesn't skimp on safety. Drivers can make as many quick stops as their urban environment demands, thanks to the Spark's standard four-wheel antilock brakes. Six months' of standard OnStar service includes automatic crash notification and on-demand roadside assistance, among many other modern safety features. The Chevrolet Spark earned five stars for total side crash protection in government crash tests. The Insurance Institute for the Highway Safety Crash Tests gave the Used 2014 Spark its highest rating of "Good" in a variety of tests, including side impact and roof strength tests.
Its small exterior size is a major attraction for city dwellers, who will be delighted to find that inside the Chevrolet Spark it offers 86.3 cubic feet of passenger space. With the rear seats folded the car has 31.2 cubic feet of cargo space. Comfy seating makes rush hour traffic more bearable. The colorfully trimmed interior creates a sporty, stylish atmosphere. Dash gauges include both a traditional speedometer and a digital multifunctional display. Chevrolet's optional MyLink infotainment system allows drivers to integrate their Smartphones apps and gain access to Internet radio, navigation, and text message translation.
The Chevrolet Spark is available in three trims - the LS, 1LT, and 2LT. The higher the trim, the more creature comforts are available. That said, the standard LS shouldn't be overlooked. Its four-speaker radio is equipped with an auxiliary jack, making simple Smartphone connectivity easy. The 11.4 cubic feet of cargo space transforms into 31.2 cubic feet with little effort from the 60/40 split-folding rear seats. The 1LT supplies modern drivers timesaving options like power-operated mirrors and door locks. A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display is easily integrated with Bluetooth devices and Smartphones. The 2LT ups the ante with a long list of exterior upgrades - including heated mirrors and fog lights - that help power drivers through inclement weather.
Drivers can choose from two trims of the all-electric Chevrolet Spark EV - 1LT and 2LT. Both are equally fun to drive, thanks to the EV's sporty handling and enthusiastic acceleration. All in all, the Spark EV is the best-driving electric vehicle in this price range.
Like its gas-powered counterpart, the Chevrolet Spark EV is known as a great choice for urban drivers. A 105-kilowatt electric motor generates 140 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque - plenty of power to transverse any urban setting. The battery lasts an estimated 82 miles over a combined city and highway driving range.
The Used 2014 Chevrolet Spark is among the top picks for modern urban drivers, offering everything from a subcompact exterior to a high-tech, roomy interior. Optimized fuel economy and acceleration mean getting around town is easy and affordable.