2015 Chevrolet Spark EV

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

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

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV

  • 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

What Is the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV?

The 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV is a four-seat all-electric compact hatchback that's based on the gas-powered Chevrolet Spark, and it's available in 1LT or 2LT trim levels. It competes with the Nissan Leaf, Fiat 500e and Smart ForTwo. The standard Spark is covered separately on Cars.com.

What's New on the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV?

For 2015, the Chevrolet Spark EV adds a three-month/3-GB data trial of the built-in OnStar 4G LTE's Wi-Fi hot spot function.

How Does the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Compare to Other All-electric Vehicles?

Handling and braking are unresponsive compared with the Fiat 500e, but the Spark EV offers better backseat room, comfort, technology, utility and overall value. The Smart ForTwo costs less and is offered in a convertible version, but it has only two seats. For more interior room, the Nissan Leaf is a strong option, although it is more expensive.

What Features in the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Are Most Important?

The front-wheel-drive 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV comes with an electric motor that produces 140 horsepower and 327 pounds-feet of torque. It uses a single-speed automatic transmission with a traditional shifter and has strong acceleration.

Significant standard features include body-colored door handles, low-rolling-resistance tires, active shutters, a rear spoiler, cloth seats, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, power windows, a digital instrument cluster, Chevy MyLink touch screen, an OnStar communication system with 4G LTE internet connectivity and Wi-Fi hot spot, an outside temperature display, AM/FM stereo and Apple Siri Eyes Free voice recognition system. Available features include fog lights, DC quick charging, leatherette (imitation leather) seats, steering-wheel phone and audio controls, cruise control and power locks.

As required in all new cars, the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV includes antilock brakes, an electronic stability system and front airbags. Ten airbags are found throughout the car, and a six-month trial of OnStar automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle assistance and roadside assistance is included.

Should I Buy the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV?

The Chevrolet Spark EV has a larger cargo area and rear seat than many of its all-electric competitors, but it's still not spacious. If you're expecting the same dimensions or responsiveness as a gas-powered compact car, you may be disappointed. It does offer excellent equivalent fuel economy, and an available high-voltage DC fast-charge option is designed to charge the Spark EV to 80 percent in 20 minutes.

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2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Overview

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What Drivers Are Saying

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A small step to a bigger change.

by Shelby from Dallas, TX on April 20, 2018

This car is probably my favorite car I’ve ever owned. It has so much instant torque it’s pulls at the skin on your face. Every day as I drive to work I’m just more and more happy with it. It’s sporty ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 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)

  • Powertrain warranty

    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 EV 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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