A modest car that offers good value
This is a fuel efficient and modest car. It achieves 98hp has a 9 gallon tank and an automatic transmission. The LS has crank windows and old fashioned key-lock doors. You can haul a reasonable load in the back seat and hatch or even three other people, though it might be somewhat cramped. It appears to be designed for urban commuters, but I've driven it some decent distances and in all seasons now and it seems to up the challenge of all weather and (paved) terrains. The onboard technology (radio, backup camera, and internet connectivity--with Apple Play and Android Auto) is surprisingly good. Its small size makes it fit easily into small spaces. It was discontinued in 2022, so there should be parts for awhile and prices are coming down. If you need a second car, give this one some consideration.
Great little car!!
Great little car, a lot of power for the size, very roomy, best gas mileage ive ever had. like 40mpg combined. I recommend this car for someone who does not want to pay a fortune in gas, and wants reliability etc.
Inexpensive Transportation That Beats a Bike LOL
Bought a 2017 Spark to be a tow car for our RV. At 2200lb, the car is lightweight, and it hardly ever feels like we're towing anything at all even in the mountains. While it is not an off-road vehicle, it is still great for "extra vehicular" transportation once we're at a campsite. Almost 40MPG (39.6) means fewer trips for gas. It would be cramped for four people, but it holds two people just fine in front. When being towed, and with the back seats stowed, the car has room for lots of gear - a benefit of being such a lightweight car is that we can offload the heavier gear to the Spark. Its small size means it's easy to maneuver and park. Many time we've been able to park in spaces that a bigger car would not have fit into. Apple Car Play makes things nice for longer rides.