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2018 Chevrolet Spark

$13,050 — $17,475 MSRP
Hatchback
4 Seats
32-33 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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

What to Know

about the 2018 Chevrolet Spark
  • Four-seat hatchback city car
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity standard

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
31 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

New purchase! First new car!

by Danielle from Shreveport, la on November 7, 2018

Bought 3 days ago, due to its cheap price, appealing gas mileage, and the little stuff (back up camera, apple car play, Bluetooth, on star). Worried about the CVT transmission in the long run but for ... Read full review

(5.0)

Took alot for a small car

by Tyler from Newburg, MD on October 29, 2018

I recently got into a bad accident with my Spark. I got T boned at an intersection on my passenger side and got launched across 3 lanes of traffic from the person speeding. The car got totalled but ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Chevrolet Spark currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Chevrolet Spark LS Manual

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

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

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.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Chevrolet

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 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)

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker