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2022 Chevrolet Spark

Research, photos, specs, and expertise
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Chevrolet Spark highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • High fuel economy
  • Easy to park in tight spaces
  • Big on value

Cons

  • Not much storage space
  • Acceleration is slow
  • Little rear legroom

Mileage (EPA estimate)

29 city, 37 highway, 32 combined

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2022 Chevrolet Spark is a value-conscious hatchback

The 2022 Chevrolet Spark is one of just a few compact hatchbacks still available. The two-door hatchback has outlasted the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris and faces little competition for buyers looking for a vehicle that's small and inexpensive. The 2022 Spark didn't receive any changes of note, but even the base model comes with many standard features, albeit in bare-bones packaging.

To get power locks on the Spark, you need to step up to the 1LT trim that also grants power windows, mirrors and cruise control. But even on the base Spark, the LS trim, you get Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility and an 8-inch touchscreen. The top trim, 2LT, adds heated front seats, rear parking sensors and keyless entry along with ignition.

There's not much to differentiate the 2022 Spark from the previous two model years. It's a small, inexpensive hatchback whose weak four-cylinder engine is best suited for around-town driving. But it offers decent storage and rear seats that fold in a 60/40 split. With those seats folded down, you get competitive storage space.

All Chevrolet Spark years

What is new for the 2022 Chevrolet Spark?

  • Full Roof Rack features are now available as options on select trims.

2022 Chevrolet Spark trims

Curious how Chevrolet Spark trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

Activ:

LS:

  • Includes all features available on the Activ
  • Cloth Seats

LT:

2LT:

Chevrolet Spark photos

5 reasons to buy the 2022 Chevrolet Spark

What We Like

Comfort: The Spark provides a reasonably comfortable ride compared to its rivals. It lacks some creature comforts, but the driver's seat is adjustable enough to find a comfortable seating position for long drives. 

Interior: The interior of the Spark is small but functional. Controls for things like air conditioning are easy to reach and understand. Its high roofline makes getting in and out of the vehicle easy. 

Tech: Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto come standard on the base trim, and the infotainment system is straightforward and easy to use. Upgrading to the 1LT trim gets you a better sound system and audio controls on the steering wheel. 

What Needs Improvement

Utility: The Spark offers less storage space than some of its rivals and getting the most out of its size requires the back seats to be folded down. There's limited small-item storage inside the vehicle. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4
Excellent

RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Spark an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Chevrolet Spark 8th out of 27 among Subcompact Cars.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Chevrolet Spark is $430, compared to an average of $447 for Subcompact Cars and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Chevrolet Spark owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.7 times per year, compared to an average of 1.0 times for Subcompact Cars and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 11% for the Chevrolet Spark, compared to an average of 11% for Subcompact Cars and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Chevrolet Spark features and specs

LT 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Parking Sensors
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

1.4L

Horsepower

98

Torque (ft-lbs)

94

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

9

Wheelbase

93.9"

Overall length

143.1"

Width

62.8"

Height

58.4"

Leg room

F 41.7"/R 33"

Head room

F 39"/R 37"

Front tires

P185/55R15

Rear tires

P185/55R15

Seating capacity

4

Transmission

Manual 5

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