2016 Chevrolet Spark EV

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2016 Chevrolet Spark EV
2016 Chevrolet Spark EV

Key specs

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The good:

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

The bad:

  • Rough highway ride
  • Cumbersome backseat folding

2 trims

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Notable features

  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot capability standard
  • Minicar slots below Sonic
  • 10 airbags standard
  • Electrically powered version available

2016 Chevrolet Spark EV review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

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, California and Maryland.
What’s Special

  • OnStar communication system features 4G LTE internet connectivity with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.8
  • Interior design 4.1
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Nobody talks about the fun.

Purchased a 2015 with 23,000 miles for under $9000. The car is brand new. The battery warranty is 8 years and 100,000 miles. Super cheap to run. But nobody talks about what a hoot it is to drive. It's probably not politically correct but this little car is a blast to drive. The stiffer suspension and quick steering make it feel like a gocart, only this gocart has 327 ftlbs of torque. Everyone that's taken a ride wants one. The only let down are the tires.


Good city car

A good value for charge. Super easy to get around. Compact size is perfect for city parking. Make sure you get the fast charging provisions if you do not plan to charge at home every night.



Love this car. Mileage is fantastic and I downsized and find size is just right for me at this stage of my life, not to small.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/60,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
24 months/24,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 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)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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