2013 Chevrolet Spark  -  $12,995


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $12,995
Base Invoice: $12,629
Destination Charge: $810
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr HB Man LS
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 34 | City: 32 | Hwy: 38
Body Style: Hatch LS (Manual)
Transmission: Transmission, 5-speed manual
Engine: Engine, ECOTEC 1.2L DOHC 4-cylinder MFI (84 hp [62.6 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 83 lb-ft of torque [112.1 N-m] @ 4200 rpm)

Pros

Stylish design inside and out; four seats; impressive safety and feature set; sophisticated MyLink connectivity system


Model Highlights

The Chevrolet Spark is offered in three different trims: LS, 1LT and 2LT. Standard equipment even on the base LS includes air conditioning, power steering, power windows, tilt steering-wheel adjustment, a rear defogger, variable intermittent wipers and a 4-speaker AM/FM radio. Spark 1LT adds some popular equipment, including keyless entry, power locks, cruise control, power side mirrors and upgraded 6-speaker audio with USB and aux inputs, satellite radio and Chevrolet's MyLink Touch system, which has a 7-inch color touch screen and allows hands-free and audio-streaming capability, as well as access to apps like Pandora and Stitcher, with some smartphones.

Top-level 2LT models get an upgraded look with leatherette (vinyl) seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering-wheel controls, alloy wheels and fog lamps, plus special front-end details, chrome trim, a chrome exhaust tip and bright-painted roof rails.

No matter the model, the Spark will be powered by an 84-horsepower, 1.2L 4-cylinder engine, mated to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The engine has a modern design, with dual overhead cams and dual continuous variable cam timing, so GM promises both low maintenance and high fuel economy figures.

On the outside, the Spark looks sportier than you might expect for a simple urban hatchback, with 'hidden' rear door handles and flamboyant exterior finishes in colors that include Denim, Jalapeno, Lemonade, Salsa and Techno Pink, as well as traditional colors.

Inside, too, a dash design that's motorcycle inspired and borrows some of the same influences from the Chevrolet Sonic, the look inside is far from economy-car drab. The Spark has space for four, with an upright seating position and a good view out from the front seats, combined with the space to fit two smaller adults in back.

The Spark's layout is quite typical for a very low-cost, front-wheel-drive small car. The suspension follows a MacPherson strut-type arrangement in front, with a torsion-beam setup in back. Stops are provided by front-disc, rear-drum brakes; there's electric power steering; and the Spark runs on low-rolling-resistance tires, which also boost mileage.

Safety is taken seriously here--especially considering the Spark's very small size (at less than 145 inches long)--and Chevrolet has included a roster of safety features that wouldn't be impressive in a mid-size luxury car. StabiliTrak stability control is included, as are anti-lock brakes. There are ten standard airbags in the Spark, including front side bags, side-curtain bags, and front knee airbags. The Spark even includes GM's OnStar emergency and concierge services.


Model News

The Spark is an all-new 5-door, 4-passenger minicar model that slots below the Sonic hatchback and sedan in Chevrolet's lineup. It's now Chevrolet's smallest and lowest-priced U.S. model.


Value Writeup

Minicars haven't been at all significant or successful in the U.S. market, yet several carmakers think that there is a future for this size car in American cities and urban centers. At about 14 inches shorter than the Chevrolet Sonic subcompact (in hatchback form), the Spark measures up as longer than a Smart Fortwo or Fiat 500, or about the same length as a base Mini Cooper. Fuel economy should be excellent (especially in city driving), parking and maneuverability will be even easier than in nearly any other vehicle and yet the Spark's four seats should give it more flexibility versus some other minicars.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.4

EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Car

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
38 MPG

Cruising Range - City
294.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
32 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
34 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
349.60 mi

Engine Order Code
LL0

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.2L/73

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
84 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
83 @ 4200

Trans Order Code
MX2

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.21

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
375

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
86.3 ft³

Front Head Room
39.40 in

Front Leg Room
42.00 in

Front Shoulder Room
50.70 in

Front Hip Room
48.00 in

Second Head Room
37.30 in

Second Leg Room
35.20 in

Second Shoulder Room
49.70 in

Second Hip Room
47.50 in

Wheelbase
93.50 in

Length, Overall
144.70 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
62.90 in

Height, Overall
61.00 in

Track Width, Front
55.70 in

Track Width, Rear
55.50 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
11.4 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
31.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2337 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank

Front Tire Order Code
RBC

Rear Tire Order Code
RBC

Front Tire Size
P185/55R15

Rear Tire Size
P185/55R15

Front Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
32.5 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
9.2 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Corrosion Years
6

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V422000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 10, 2016

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
18,780

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax, and 2013-2015 Spark vehicles equipped with a Bring Your Own Media radio. The affected radios may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver fails to fasten their seatbelt or if the driver leaves the key in the ignition. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 208 "Occupant Crash Protection" and 114 "Theft Protection."

Consequence
Without audible indicators, the driver may not fasten their seatbelt, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The recall began on July 22, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 45340.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V298000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 06, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
61

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Buick Encore vehicles manufactured April 10, 2013, to May 8, 2013, and Chevrolet Spark vehicles manufactured December 30, 2012, to March 1, 2013. In the affected vehicles, an improper weld on the passenger side front air bag inflator may result in the air bag not deploying.

Consequence
If the air bag does not to deploy in the event of a crash, there is an increased risk of injury to the front passenger.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side front air bag, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick) or 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GM's number for this recall is 14211.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V257000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 28, 2016

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
317,572

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax vehicles and 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark vehicles equipped with a Bring Your Own Media radio. The affected radios may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver, after turning off the ignition and leaving the key in the cylinder, waits 10 minutes or longer to open the door. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114 "Theft Protection."

Consequence
Without audible indicators, the driver may leave the key in the ignition, increasing the risk of theft.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 17130.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V593000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 24, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
89,294

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark vehicles manufactured January 17, 2012, to July 29, 2014. The secondary hood latch may prematurely corrode at the latch pivot causing the striker to get stuck out of position, preventing it from properly engaging the hood latch.

Consequence
If the secondary hood latch corrodes causing the latch to be stuck out of position, and the primary hood latch is not engaged, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the striker and latch with a new part which has superior corrosion protection, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14456.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Engine, ECOTEC 1.2L DOHC 4-cylinder MFI (84 hp [62.6 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 83 lb-ft of torque [112.1 N-m] @ 4200 rpm)

Transmission, 5-speed manual

Axle, 4.21 final drive ratio

Front wheel drive

Battery, 375 cold-cranking amps

Battery rundown protection

Alternator, 100 amps

Suspension, front, McPherson struts

Suspension, rear, compound crank

Steering, power, electric

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, front disc/rear drum

Wheels, 15" (38.1 cm) 5-split spoke Silver-painted aluminum

Tires, P185/55R15 all-season blackwall

Tire inflation kit

Spoiler, rear with integrated LED CHMSL

Grille, chrome-surround

Headlamps, halogen with Daytime Running Lamps

Mirrors, outside manual, body-color, manual-folding

Glass, solar absorbing

Wipers, front intermittent, variable

Wiper, rear, continuous, with washer

License plate bracket, front

Door handles, body-color

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock includes outside temperature display (Includes (UQ4) 4-speaker system.)

Audio system feature, 4-speaker system

Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack located in front center stack storage bin

Antenna, roof-mounted

Seats, front high-back bucket with adjustable head restraints

Trim, seat, cloth

Seat adjuster, driver 4-way manual with manual recline

Seat adjuster, passenger 2-way manual with manual recline

Seat, rear, 60/40-split, flip-and-fold with adjustable outboard headrests

Console, rear, center with storage tray

Floor covering, carpet with driver heel pad

Driver foot rest, left side

Steering column, Tilt-Wheel

Steering wheel, 3-spoke, Silver accents

Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauge

Driver Information Center with trip computer

Shift indicator, manual transmission

Oil life monitoring system

Windows, power, front and rear

Liftgate release, electronic, lock/unlock button

Fuel filler door release, remote

Engine immobilizer, theft-deterrent system

Air conditioning, single-zone manual

Cabin air filter

Defogger, rear-window

Glovebox

Center stack trim, LS

Storage, front passenger IP tray

Storage, driver IP coin tray

Storage, lower center IP bin

Cup holders, 2 front and 2 rear

Bottle holder with door storage pocket on driver and front passenger doors

Power outlet, auxiliary located in front center stack storage bin

Armrest, driver, folding

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night

Visors, driver and front passenger with driver covered vanity mirror

Assist handles, driver, front passenger and rear outboard

Lighting, interior overhead courtesy lamp with OnStar controls

Lighting, dimming instrument panel cluster

Lighting, rear cargo compartment lamp

Map pocket, front passenger seatback

Shopping bag hooks located on base of driver and front passenger head restraints

Cargo security shelf, rear

Safety belt pretensioners, driver and front passenger, dual

Safety belts, 3-point, all positions, front height adjustable

StabiliTrak, stability control system with Brake Assist

Traction control

Hill Start Assist

Air bags, 10 total (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information.)

Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right-front passenger includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information.)

Air bags, thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information.)

Air bags, head curtain, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information.)

Air bags, knee, driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owners Manual for more information.)

OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes, Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock (requires power locks), Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)

LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$0

 
ENGINE, ECOTEC 1.2L DOHC 4-CYLINDER MFI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 5-SPEED MANUAL
$0

 
LS PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
SILVER ICE
$0

 
SUMMIT WHITE
$0

 
SALSA
$0

 
JALAPENO
$0

 
DENIM
$0

 
LEMONADE
$0

 
TECHNO PINK
$0

 
BLACK GRANITE
$225

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT HIGH-BACK BUCKET WITH ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTRAINTS
$0

 
SILVER W/SILVER TRIM, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GREEN W/GREEN TRIM, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SILVER W/BLUE TRIM, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
YELLOW W/YELLOW TRIM, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH SEEK-AND-SCAN AND DIGITAL CLOCK
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$75

 
LPO, FRONT FOG LAMP KIT
$340

 
LPO, ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$140

 
LPO, ALL-WEATHER CARGO MAT
$75

 
LPO, WHITE INTERIOR TRIM KIT
$140

 
LPO, SILVER INTERIOR TRIM KIT
$140

 
LPO, GREEN INTERIOR TRIM KIT
$140

 
LPO, BLUE INTERIOR TRIM KIT
$140

 
LPO, SPORT PEDAL KIT
$130

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0


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