2016 Chevrolet Spark EV review

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Chevrolet Spark EV highlights

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  • Generous standard features
  • Quick acceleration
  • Maneuverability


  • Long 120V recharge times
  • Short on rear legroom
  • Limited cargo space

Battery range (EPA estimate)

82 miles

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An electrifying driving experience

Bigger isn’t always better when searching for a daily driver. For morning commutes, weeknight errands, or long weekend getaways, the 2016 Chevrolet Spark EV boasts a nimble, city-friendly footprint and an all-electric powertrain that effortlessly zips through urban areas with zero emissions. Packed with advanced tech features and impressive standard features, this model has what you need for a comfortable and convenient drive. The 2016 Spark EV also achieves an EPA-estimated range of 82 miles on a full charge for round-trip suburban commutes. Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Actual mileage will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See for more info.

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5 reasons to buy the 2016 Chevrolet Spark EV

1. Swift performance 

If you’re searching for a small electric car that’s quick on its feet, the Chevrolet Spark EV has the power to get you moving. Using a 105-kilowatt electric motor and an 18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery, the 2016 Spark EV delivers stand-out acceleration, covering zero to 60 mph in only 7.2 seconds. Its compact wheelbase and low center of gravity make the Spark EV feel well-balanced around turns. Whether darting through traffic or merging onto the highway, the 2016 Spark EV's dynamic performance ensures a confident and exhilarating driving experience. 

2. Commuter-friendly range  

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark EV offers an EPA-estimated range of 82 miles on a full charge, perfect for daily driving needs.

Charging with the standard 120V unit juices up the EV in an estimated 18 hours, or the available 240V unit can achieve a full charge in seven hours while you complete your workday. This seamless combination of range and convenient charging makes the 2016 Spark EV a practical choice for urban commuters or weekend errand runners, ensuring you can easily navigate your daily routines. 

3. Compact design 

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark EV boasts a sleek and aerodynamic design with a small footprint that makes parking a breeze. Whether weaving through traffic, navigating underground garages, or squeezing into tight spots, this compact car is well-suited for urban living. Despite its compact size, the Spark EV's interior offers surprising spaciousness and versatility. It accommodates four passengers or a maximum of 23.4 cu-ft of total cargo capacity with the standard 60/40-split rear seats folded. 

4. Standard equipment 

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark EV is certainly nicely equipped for a compact car. Available in two trims – 1LT and 2LT – the base model boasts standard heated front seats and a height-adjustable driver seat for your comfort. Keyless ignition and entry, a remote start system, and cruise control are also included, adding convenience to your daily drive. If you set your sights on a 2LT trim, you’ll enjoy extra standard features, including leatherette upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel in the 2016 Spark EV. 

5. Advanced tech 

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark EV matches its zero-emissions performance with advanced tech features to round out your daily commute. All models include a seven-inch touchscreen display and Bluetooth® phone and audio connectivity to keep in touch with your home or office, while standard smartphone integration connects you to your favorite apps. There is even an available Wi-Fi hotspot to keep passengers busy on longer drives.

A six-speaker sound system with satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack, and a USB interface round out the 2016 Spark EV’s standard tech features. 

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Chevrolet Spark EV features and specs

LT 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Cloth Seats

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 42"/R 35.2"

Head room

F 39.4"/R 37.3"

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