2016 Chevrolet Spark

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Chevrolet Spark highlights

Customer rating


  • Spacious front seat
  • Lots of available features
  • Standard smartphone connectivity


  • Small rear seat
  • Limited cargo room
  • Slow acceleration

Mileage (EPA estimate)

30 city, 39 highway, 34 combined

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Compact city commuter

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark is a great hatchback if you’re looking for a car to help you run errands in the city or a commuter that you can take from the suburbs to the office. The Spark is entirely redesigned for the 2016 model year with a stronger engine, but it still allows you to go a long distance in between stops for gas. The Spark comes with more standard features, including Apple Carplay®, Android AutoTM, and Bluetooth® integration. Available driver assist features including cruise control and lane-departure warning make commutes easier.

All Chevrolet Spark years

What is new for the 2016 Chevrolet Spark?

  • Spark trims have been upgraded with Rear View Camera, Smart Key, Parking Sensors, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • Lane Departure Warning and Sunroof(s) features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The LS trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Chevrolet Spark

1. City sized 

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark is even smaller than previous models of the hatchback. Since it measures only 12 feet from bumper to bumper, it's easy to squeeze through tight city spots. With a standard rear-vision camera and available rear parking sensors, fitting into tight spots is a cinch.  

2. Capable commuter 

Whether you’re driving from one side of the city to the other, or commuting in from the suburbs, the 2016 Chevrolet Spark is up for the drive. The Spark comes standard with a 98-hp 1.4L four-cylinder engine. With that engine, the 2016 Spark gets an EPA-estimated 33-mpg combined fuel economy with the standard manual transmission, and an EPA-estimated 34-mpg with the available automatic transmission.


3. Standard smartphone connections 

If you always have a soundtrack at the ready, you’ll appreciate that the 2016 Chevrolet Spark makes it easy to connect to your phone. Apple Carplay®, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth® integration all come standard on the 2016 Spark. They pair with a seven-inch touchscreen and four-speaker audio system.  

4. Driver-assist features 

City driving can be stressful, but the 2016 Chevrolet Spark offers an antidote with available driver-assist features. Cruise control comes standard on the 1LT trim and higher. Forward emergency braking and lane-departure warning are available on the 1LT and 2LT trims.  

5. Upscale touches 

If you prioritize style, you’ll like the upscale options available on the 2016 Chevrolet Spark. A sunroof is available on the 1LT and 2LT trims. The 2LT trim comes with leatherette upholstery, heated seats, and flashier exterior styling, including chrome trim.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.3 out of 5

7 customer reviews
The 2016 Chevrolet Spark is a great car for commuters. It has good gas mileage and handling. Customers also like the size of the car. The car is small but zippy and easy to drive around in town or on long trips.

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.

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Chevrolet Spark features and specs

LS 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Cloth Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Rear Spoiler

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.7"/R 33"

Head room

F 39"/R 37"

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