2014 Chevrolet Spark

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2014 Chevrolet Spark
2014 Chevrolet Spark

Key specs

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The good:

  • Spacious cabin
  • Stable, secure handling
  • Intuitive multimedia system
  • Relatively large cargo area

The bad:

  • Rough highway ride
  • Hard-to-read gauges
  • Cumbersome backseat folding
  • Rubbery manual shifter

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Minicar slots below Sonic
  • CVT replaces four-speed automatic, manual still offered
  • 10 airbags
  • 1.2-liter four-cylinder
  • Electrically powered version available in California and Oregon

2014 Chevrolet Spark review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2014 Chevrolet Spark?

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark is a four-door, four-seat hatchback that's among the smallest cars on the market, along with the Smart ForTwo, Fiat 500 and Scion iQ. It's available in three trim levels: LS, 1LT and 2LT. There's also a Spark EV, which is covered separately on Cars.com.

What's New on the 2014 Chevrolet Spark?

For 2014, the Chevrolet Spark can be had with an optional continuously variable automatic transmission designed for improved gas mileage, faster acceleration and quieter performance. Automatic headlights are now standard on all trims, while the 2LT gets heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals.

How Does the 2014 Chevrolet Spark Compare to Other Microcars?

Competitors like the Fiat 500 aim to appeal to drivers from a stylistic standpoint — because microcars aren't what many people consider practical. As far as microcars go, though, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark meets the practical standard.

What Features in the 2014 Chevrolet Spark Are Most Important?

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark is powered by an 84-horsepower, 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine that runs on regular gas. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, but can be swapped for the CVT on all trims. Front-wheel drive is the only drivetrain.

The overall length of the Chevrolet Spark is 144.7 inches. Standard features include 15-inch alloy wheels, body-colored door handles, seating for four, cloth seats, air conditioning, power windows, and an AM/FM stereo with an MP3 jack and outside temperature display. Cargo space measures 11.4 cubic feet behind the backseat and 31.2 cubic feet with the rear seat folded. Notable available features include fog lights, roof rails, cruise control, power locks, steering-wheel-mounted audio and phone controls, the MyLink multimedia system with MP3 jack and USB port, and Apple Siri voice recognition integration with a compatible iPhone.

Standard safety features include ten airbags, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system and six months of OnStar telematics with automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle assistance and roadside assistance. A subscription is required after the first six months.

Should I Buy the 2014 Chevrolet Spark?

For a microcar, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark offers a spacious cabin and good cargo space, but you'll probably have a hard time folding the backseat. Handling is stable and secure, but a little rough on the highway. The available MyLink multimedia system is intuitive and easy to use, but the gauges are hard to read. If you can take the pros with the cons, the Chevrolet Spark is worth a look.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 3.6
  • Value for the money 4.1
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 3.9

Most recent consumer reviews


Fun Little Car

I was surprised that I really like this car. I thought it was too small. But the back hatch storage was enough for my needs. The seats are much more comfortable than my little Vibe. I like driving right pass the gas stations too. I get great mileage. It is my favorite car to take to busy events, where parking may be an issue. It gets into tight spots easily. This is a commuter care so very good on city streets. When I'm on the highway, I keep looking for another gear. But It does drive the speed limit, so I am satisfied. This is a fun little car. I have had no mechanical issues.


2014 Chevrolet Spark

I've had several issues with this vehicle. Within the first 3 months this car stalked when I was at an intersection and was hot during the summer. Then, within a year, had minor repair for temporarily thermostat and sensor. Within the next 6 months car started to overheat cuz the fan went out, also minor repair. After that, the next year (I've had my car for about a year) 3 gear shift cylinder in transmission went bad. I had to rebuild the transmission, so I could have a car that runs to work. Now, I'm having another transmission problem. It's been about a year since I had it fixed. Even though I have a warranty on the transmission being fixed, this car has just been ridiculous to have to fix it this often. I had to have it towed after driving it off the transmission lot and transmission place doesnt want to help much either.I wouldn't recommend getting any Chevy Spark since others have also had slow accelerating at intersections which could cause a wreck and car misfiring and/or jerking. Check engine light also turns on one minute and off the next time it is driven. This vehicle should be off the road as it not safe. I have 2 boys as well, and I'd never put my boys at risk. The cost to fix is more than the car is worth.


Amazingly fun econobox!

avoid the automatic tranny and get the 5-speed stick! Fun, safe (better than the same year Honda Fit). I have 137K miles on mine with no major issues! I installed a coil-over suspension designed for this car and it handles better than my Mini Cooper. Not fast, but plenty fun with the manual tranny if you keep the revs up. 52mpg on the highway!! Hills are no problem!!!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
24 months/24,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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