There are plenty of driving situations in which a small vehicle is better than a large one. Narrow alleyways, crowded parking lots, stop-and-go-traffic, parallel parking, and downtown driving, to name a few. That’s part of the reason why the 2020 Chevy Spark continues to be a global bestseller. In fact, the Spark is one of the smallest cars in production, which is saying something. In this guide, we’ll dive into what makes the Spark a good little car and why you’re right to think small.
Stellar Fuel Economy
In terms of fuel economy, there aren’t many non-hybrids that do better. The 2020 Chevy Spark gets 30 city miles and 38 highway miles per gallon. If you’re on a budget, it’s really nice to know you can expect to pay hundreds of dollars less on fuel costs annually.
The 2020 Chevy Spark is, hands down, among the most affordable new cars you can buy. Where else can you get a car for $13,220? Precious few places. But you’re not left out of the tech world either. For one of the most affordable cars on the market, you still get a nice bag of standard tech, including a rearview camera, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, 7-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, two USB ports, Wi-Fi hot spot, and four-speaker audio system. And for just a couple thousand more, you can go up to the 1LT trim level and add remote keyless entry, cruise control, power door locks and windows, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, satellite radio, and a six-speaker audio system.
The 2020 Chevy Spark is built with downtown driving in mind. The cabin is quiet and comfortable with enough front legroom for even above-average-height adults. Rattling and road noise is at a minimum. And the short wheelbase gives you astounding maneuverability. Steering feels connected to the road and responsive. This subcompact car brakes with ease. And, being only 12 feet from tip to stern, the Chevy Spark seems to glide into any street parking you can imagine.
We already mentioned that there’s more front legroom than you’d probably expect. For selling at an economy price, the cabin is nicely apportioned with expert fit and finish. Entering is easy, thanks to wide doors and a high roofline. That roofline also helps with storage space, which measures 11 cubic feet, expanding to 27 cubes with the rear seat folded down. In practical terms, you can fit about 15 bags in there no problem. So take a second look, and then take a test drive. The 2020 Chevy Spark has more going for it than its rock-bottom price lets on.