• (4.0) 28 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $6,806–$12,182
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 34
  • Engine: 84-hp, 1.2-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD
2015 Chevrolet Spark

Our Take on the Latest Model 2015 Chevrolet Spark

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot capability standard
  • Minicar slots below Sonic
  • 10 airbags standard
  • 1.2-liter four-cylinder standard
  • Electrically powered version available in California and Oregon

2015 Chevrolet Spark Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The Chevrolet Spark is a four-door hatchback that boasts city-friendly dimensions and Chevrolet's available MyLink multimedia system. Slotting below the subcompact Sonic, which is more than a foot longer in hatchback form, the Spark competes with a handful of minicars in the U.S.: the Smart ForTwo, Scion iQ and Fiat 500. An all-electric Spark EV is available in California and Oregon.

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New for 2015
The OnStar communication system adds 4G LTE internet connectivity with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. A three-month/3-gigabyte data trial is included.

The below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.
Exterior Highlights

  • 144.7-inch overall length
  • 15-inch alloy wheels 
  • Body-colored door handles
  • Available fog lights 
  • Available roof rails

Interior Highlights

  • Seats up to four
  • Cloth seats; simulated leather available
  • 11.4 cubic feet of cargo room behind backseat; 31.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo space 
  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM stereo with MP3 jack, outside temperature display
  • Power windows
  • Available cruise control 
  • Available power locks 
  • Available steering-wheel audio and phone controls
  • Available MyLink multimedia system with MP3 jack, USB port, Bluetooth streaming audio and Apple Siri Eyes Free voice recognition with compatible iPhone

Under the Hood

  • 84-horsepower, 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual transmission; optional CVT
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • 10 airbags
  • Six months of OnStar service provided, including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle assistance and roadside assistance

Spark EV
The Spark EV is an all-electric version of Chevrolet's minicar and the brand's first purely battery-powered car. (Chevrolet's Volt uses a gasoline engine that sustains charge once its electric range is depleted.) The car's approximate range is 82 miles, and like other electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus Electric, the Spark EV won't move once the battery is drained. It is sold only in Oregon and California, and Chevrolet hasn’t said whether it will be offered in other states.
What's Special

  • New OnStar communication system adds 4G LTE internet connectivity with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot
  • New 3.87:1 final drive ratio for quicker acceleration
  • Powered by an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack
  • Charging time of about seven hours with 240-volt service, 20 hours with a 120-volt outlet
  • Available DC quick charging is designed to replenish 80 percent of the battery in about 20 minutes
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Range-extending elements include low-rolling-resistance tires, active shutters and a rear spoiler

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Consumer Reviews

(4.0)

Average based on 28 reviews

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Perfect first time car

by Lynda from Bear DE on November 13, 2017

We just got this car for our daughter, who was having a hard time finding a car she could drive comfortably and feel that she could see well from. She is 4'8" and most cars now have such a high back ... Read Full Review

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6 Trims Available

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2015 Chevrolet Spark Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Spark LS CVT

Front
A
Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Spark LS CVT

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Overall evaluation
A
Retraints and dummy kinematics
A
Structure and safety cage
M

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
A
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Small overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
A
Small overlap front
A
Structure and safety cage
M
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Spark LS CVT

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Spark LS CVT

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 6 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/24,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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