2013 Chevrolet Spark to Although its 12-foot-1-inch length is exactly 3 feet shorter than a 2013 Chevrolet Spark compact four-door sedan the 2013 Chevrolet Spark doesn t necessarily look as small as it Only in scale parked next to a sport-utility vehicle for instance is its true size obvious 2013 Chevrolet Spark.
2013 Chevrolet Spark Interior
2013 Chevrolet Spark to The designers have done everything they could to disguise the proportions It s a tall vehicle perched on small 15-inch wheels but accent lines black-plastic panels that continue the window line and a large 2013 Chevrolet Spark twin-opening grille help to hide the slab-sided snub-nosed box-on-wheels look.The handles for the rear doors are hidden in the black plastic trim which 2013 Chevrolet Spark says gives the car a coupe-like look. We don t really buy that but visually the rear doors don t necessarily read as doors on first glance. While the rear end is all but vertical a long roof spoiler extends to frame the rear window opening giving depth to the rear and improving the 2013 Chevrolet Spark aerodynamics as well. Inside the textured hard-plastic dash makes no attempt to disguise what it is by imitating any other material. Similarly the seats are unashamedly synthetic cloth. But body color inserts on the door trim inside the door bins and on the dashboard add a cheerful accent. They recall the painted interior metal found in economy cars of the Sixties though in the 2013 Chevrolet Spark they re all body-color plastic added for effect.
2013 Chevrolet Spark Performance
2013 Chevrolet Spark to has a motorcycle style instrument pod mounted on the steering column. It contains a speedometer and a small vehicle information display. The base 2013 Chevrolet Spark has a small monochrome center monitor but all LT trim levels feature a 7-inch color touchscreen display in the center stack.There s only one engine in the 2013 Chevrolet Spark an 84-horsepower 1.2-liter four-cylinder Ecotec that puts out 83 lb-ft of torque. The Spark comes standard with a five-speed manual gearbox and a four-speed automatic transmission can be ordered for an extra Aggressive driving with the manual can hustle the little Spark through town acceptably but the automatic is frankly a dog. Its first gear is high enough that accelerating away from stoplights seems agonizingly slow and it doesn t seem to offer much punch at any speed or in any gear. This is one car for which the manual gearbox may be the only viable option. The 2013 Chevrolet Spark with the manual transmission is EPA-rated at 32 mpg city 38 mpg highway for a combined rating of 34 mpg as good as anything in the class but slightly lower than various larger compact sedans which benefit from better aerodynamics. The automatic version comes in lower at a combined 32 mpg 28 mpg city 37 mpg highway. The 2013 Chevrolet Spark runs on regular-grade gasoline though the Fiat 500 recommends premium fuel ride is quite firm but it handled broken streets with aplomb even if riders were aware of every bump pothole ridge and ripple. It s tall enough that passengers will feel the 2013 Chevrolet Spark leaning on hard corners but its relatively small wheels and tires worked hard to hold the road. The electric power steering offers some road feel and while it s hardly as fun to toss around as the MINI Cooper the Spark can change lanes into spaces other cars couldn t fit into and it s a joy to park. Our initial drive gave us no chance to test the Spark at 75-mph freeway speeds. With the rear seat up the 2013 Chevrolet Spark has 11.4 cubic feet of cargo space enough to hold 10 to 12 full paper grocery bags with ease which expands to 31.2 cubic feet when the 60 40 split rear seat is flipped and folded down. A cargo net is available as part of the higher trim levels as are rails to mount luggage carriers on the roof 2013 Chevrolet Spark.
2013 Chevrolet Spark Safety
2013 Chevrolet Spark to has been designed to meet all current and future U.S. safety requirements and comes standard with no fewer than 10 airbags. It has not yet been rated for crash safety by either the NHTSA or IIHS. The Spark has not only electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes but also front seat-belt pre-tensioners and standard Hill Start Assist a nice feature for young drivers. Outward vision is good including decent rear three-quarter visibility over the driver s shoulder for reversing no rear-vision camera is offered. All 2013 Chevrolet Spark come standard with GM s OnStar system and six free months of service unexpectedly for a minicar all 2013 Chevrolet Spark come standard with air conditioning power windows a rear-window wiper and a trip computer 2013 Chevrolet Spark is the first Chevy to offer a navigation system that s not built into the car but runs via an optional $50 smartphone app called BringGo. It compresses the entire North American map database into a 2GB app that runs on the user s smartphone. The company calls the concept smartphone dumb radio and it uses the processing power of an Android or iPhone smartphone to calculate routes that are then transmitted to the car s dash display. Updates to the map data are handled through the app marketplace and for certain destination searches the system will warn the user if data charges may be incurred while running 2013 Chevrolet Spark.