2016 Spark EV

Consumer Reviews

2016 Chevrolet Spark EV

$6,361 - $19,705  MSRP Range
2016 Chevrolet Spark EV

Review Score

4.0 out of 5 stars

4.0

3 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
3.3 out of 5 stars Comfort
5 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4 out of 5 stars Interior Design
5 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.3 out of 5 stars Performance
4 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

2016 Spark EV

by Sparkee from Phoenix, AZ on Thu May 12 2016

Excellent car, really fun to drive, Great range for one of the many sub 100 mile electric cars. Regen is amazing and much better than the Leaf... much closer to a Tesla. Everything about the car is well thought out & very nicely executed. The value is exceptional providing you lease then car to get all the incentives & discounts off the MSRP at time of purchase - which provides a great value. Then just buy out the lease if you prefer to purchase it over continuing the Lease. At the MSRP, this car will far short of what you would expect for a car at that MSRP. But even then its still a really fun car is you can afford it at MSRP. It is a cheap car just as the gas Spark is a cheap car, but the electric drivetrain, instrumentation, re-tuned suspension and added creature comforts are superior to many other sub 100 miles EV?s that cost much more, and that makes the Spark the perfect candidate for what an affordable electric car SHOULD be. Electric cars don?t need to be six figure luxury vehicles. The CCS fast Charger is an excellent option and a must have - recharging at 47kw is amazing & fast. Only a couple issues/cons I can see. The Spark is also much more efficient that our Leaf. We average around 5.5-6 miles per KW in the Spark, compared with 4.5 +/- in the Leaf - same driving on the same roads. 1) Chevy hobbled the Spark with a 3.3 kw onboard charger - any Battery electric car should have a minimum 6.6kw charger. Even with a 3.3 kw charger, it re-charges quickly and we get a solid 90-100 miles out of it - up to 120. 3.3kw charges are for plug in hybrids. 2) The heater is not a heat pump, rather, its an electric heater that uses more battery power than necessary. Not an issue for us in AZ as the heater is only used a hand full of days per year. The AC works great and is almost to cold at times. 3) Legroom - this is just my curse being 6? 10? tall - my knee hits the Knobs on the lower left console & is overall a bit tight. Bottom line - Even though our Leaf is more comfortable for me, I prefer to drive the spark and really enjoy it more than the Leaf.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Great EV for the money....

by JD from Sonora Ca on Mon Sep 18 2017

It is hard to understand why more people don't choose to go all electric for at least one vehicle. I have solar panels and with a nice little EV like the Spark, you can save several hundreds of dollars per month. It has more power and acceleration than the gasoline version, all the amenities (AC, power steering with lots of airbags) and will handle 90% of my needs to run around town. If your total travel is less than 60 miles (which happens more often than you would think) it will get you there and back and at the same time pulling away from all the big diesel trucks (and almost any other car) off the line. Electric is the way to go.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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2 out of 5 stars

Cheapest to drive vehicle I have ever owned

by Followet from Niland CA on Fri Jul 07 2017

This is a great town car but for most of my uses it has proven to be a nail biter. I drive this to the big city 42 miles away mostly highway driving and by the time I am a few miles from home I have exhausted the miles. Fortunately the car has allowed me to get home at a very reduced speed. When they gave it a range of 87 miles that was without any air conditioning. You need air conditioning where I live or you are going to die.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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