2014 Chevrolet Spark

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2014 Chevrolet Spark
2014 Chevrolet Spark

New For 2014

There's no denying that the 2014 Chevrolet Spark is a youthful car, aimed at the vibrant millennial customers GM desperately wants to lure into showrooms. That said, when stacked against some of its supersmall-car competitors -- such as the Scion iQ, the Mitsubishi Mirage, and the Fiat 500 -- the 2014 Chevrolet Spark actually looks like a surprisingly mature choice.

Vehicle Summary

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark may have been inspired by a concept shown at the 2007 New York auto show, but it wasn't necessarily designed with the American market in mind. Instead, the Spark was intended to serve as a replacement for the tiny Daewoo/Chevy Matiz. Although General Motors had indicated that the car would come stateside, it dragged its feet doing so and ultimately launched the car in North America as a 2013 model in early 2012, more than two years after the car launched in Asian and European markets.

Overview

How low can you go? That seemed to be the question that dogged GM before it finally brought the subcompact Spark to our shores in 2012. At the time, the Spark had few rivals in the market and Americans weren't exactly known for warmly embracing small cars. Then again, we'd not really been offered a supersmall hatchback with the sort of character that the Spark offers.

Inspired by a pint-size concept car from several years back, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark's design is edgy, if not a bit cartoonish. Long, large headlamp assemblies run the entire length of the front fenders, helping frame Chevy's trademark split grille. A kicked-up beltline carries into the rear doors, which hide their handles in the C-pillar trim. Opt for one of several surprising paint colors -- notably lime green, periwinkle, or pastel yellow -- and the Spark becomes all the more eye-catching.

The Spark measures twelve feet long, five feet tall, and five feet wide. That's nearly a foot shorter than the Sonic hatchback, but the Spark doesn't feel all that small -- in fact, it's not that far off from the Sonic's predecessor, the Aveo. Interior space is fairly plentiful, and there's room (and seatbelts) for four adults to sit in comfort. Cargo space, some eleven cubic feet, is better than what you'd find behind the rear seats of a Fiat 500, and those seats fold flat for larger items. Depending on the trim ordered, there might be some surprising amenities within the cabin, including heated leatherette seats, satellite radio, Onstar, Bluetooth, and a touchscreen audio system.

Perhaps the most surprising element of the Spark is its on-road persona. Its ride quality is quite compliant, even during long spells on the open highway. Its 84-hp four-cylinder has a gruff exhaust note but provides adequate pep to move the Spark along. The standard five-speed manual is perhaps the best option for wringing the most from the 1.2-liter I-4, but a continuously variable automatic transmission is optional, too. Buyers in California and Oregon also have the option of the Spark EV, which eschews the four-cylinder gasoline engine in favor of a 100-kW electric motor.

You'll like:

  • Exterior and interior style
  • Surprising amenities
  • Mature on-road behavior

You won't like:

  • Seats only four
  • Some interior plastics feel cheap
  • EV offered in only two markets (California and Oregon)

Key Competitors

  • Fiat 500
  • Scion iQ
  • Smart ForTwo
  • Mitsubishi Mirage
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Consumer confusion between the similarity of Opel and Chevrolet models, and under-utilization of European production capacity prompted General Motors to announce the pull-out of the Chevrolet brand from the European market starting in 2015. But Chevrolet's pull-out from the Europe is proving to have repercussions far beyond the Continent. Many of the Chevrolet models sold in Europe were sourced from GM's production facilities in South Korea. Chevrolet's European pull-out is expected to impact GM Korea's production volume by as much as 20 percent, and foreshadowing an uncertain future for the unit, according to Reuters.
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General Motors reported its strongest monthly sales figure since September 2008 and its best monthly result this year, with sales up 14.7 percent year-over-year to 275,847 vehicles. In a positive sign, GM also said that retail sales rose 22 percent last month while fleet sales (often to rental-car companies) fell eight percent. And once again, the Chevrolet Silverado was the company's top selling vehicle.
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To help brighten up the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic sedan and hatchback, the automaker will launch special paint colors for a limited period of time. The first new color is called Deep Magenta Metallic, and it will be followed later this year by Cool Blue.

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New 2014 Chevrolet Spark Pricing

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$11,440
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$12,170
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2014 Chevrolet Spark Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
1.2L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
31 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
39 MPG
Horsepower:
84 hp @ 6400rpm
Torque:
83 ft lb of torque @ 4200rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
100,000 miles / 72 months
Roadside
100,000 miles / 60 months
Maintenance
24,000 miles / 24 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Spark vehicles manufactured from May 7, 2014, to May 26, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the left and right lower control arm attaching bolts in the front suspension may not be tightened to specification.
Consequences
If the lower control arm bolts are not tightened properly, the lower control arm may separate from the steering knuckle while driving, causing a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Owners are instructed NOT to drive their vehicles until the recall remedy has been completed. Owners should call a Chevrolet dealer immediately to arrange for their vehicle to be transported free of charge for servicing. GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left and right lower control arm attaching bolts to make sure that they are tightened to the proper specification, free of charge. The recall began on August 1, 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14453. Note: Owners are advised not to drive the vehicle until the repairs have been completed.
Potential Units Affected
1,919
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark vehicles manufactured January 17, 2012, to July 29, 2014. The secondary hood latch may prematurely corrode at the latch pivot causing the striker to get stuck out of position, preventing it from properly engaging the hood latch.
Consequences
If the secondary hood latch corrodes causing the latch to be stuck out of position, and the primary hood latch is not engaged, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the striker with a new part which has superior corrosion protection, free of charge. The recall began on January 7, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14456.
Potential Units Affected
89,294
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Chevrolet Spark vehicles manufactured April 30, 2014, to May 20, 2015, and 2015 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured June 18, 2014, to June 10, 2015. In the affected vehicles, equipped with the base radio and OnStar, the radio may lock up due to a software issue, causing the display to go blank and all audio functions to cease. Because of this, there may be no warning chimes such as the reminder to buckle the seat belt and the key being left in ignition when the driver goes to exit the vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208 "Occupant Crash Protection", and 114 "Theft Protection."
Consequences
Without audible indicators, the driver may leave the key in the ignition, increasing the risk of theft. If a driver or front passenger does not buckle their seat belt, there would be no chime to remind them to fasten their seat belts. If a driver or passenger does not buckle their seat belt there is an increased risk that they will be injured in a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15504.
Potential Units Affected
45,785
Notes
General Motors LLC


IIHS Front Small Overlap
Acceptable
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2014 Chevrolet Spark

Depreciation
28.2%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$6,726
28.2%
Insurance
$6,195
26%
Fuel Cost
$7,115
29.8%
Financing
$1,414
5.9%
Maintenance
$1,660
7%
Repair Costs
$433
1.8%
State Fees
$327
1.4%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $23,870 What's This?
Value Rating: Excellent