2018 Chevrolet Spark

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$13,050–$17,475 MSRP range
(4.8) 8 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2018 Chevrolet Spark base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    32-33 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    98-hp, 1.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Grown-up styling
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Headroom
  • Available safety features

The Bad

  • Lack of power
  • Fake leather looks fake
  • Tight rear seat
2018 Chevrolet Spark exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2018 Chevrolet Spark

  • Four-seat hatchback city car
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity standard

2018 Chevrolet Spark Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: As Chevrolet’s smallest model, the Spark is the automaker’s entrant in the minicar segment. It's an urban runabout that's equipped with some high-tech features like a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity. Competitors include the Fiat 500 and Mitsubishi Mirage.

New for 2018

There are no significant changes.


Latest 2018 Spark Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Cute, Comfortable, Zippy

by Ddhbknff from Tacoma, WA on April 8, 2018

I read reviews on the vehicle, saw it said the car is bad on the highway. I’ve had no issues with driving. It’s small and maneuverable, has no trouble cruising at 60mph comfortably. Accelerating is ... Read full review

(5.0)

Small but mighty

by Christin from Missouri on April 3, 2018

I have driven small cars before and this car is pretty awesome. We bought it for my son and even as a big guy he fits comfortably inside. If you're looking for a big trunk and big backseat space, this ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Chevrolet Spark currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Chevrolet Spark LS Manual

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Moderate overlap front

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

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
acceptable
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Chevrolet

Program Benefits

Two Factory-Backed Warranties, CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program, Vehicle Inspection & Reconditioning, 3-Day/150-Mile Vehicle Exchange Program, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation, OnStar & SiriusXM Satellite Radio Trial Offers, and a Carfax Vehicle History Report

  • Limited Warranty

    Two Factory-Backed Warranties

    6-Year/100,000-Mile, Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12- Month/12,000-Miles, Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, both with $0 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172-Point Inspection & Reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Spark received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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