2017 Chevrolet Spark

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Chevrolet Spark highlights

Customer rating


  • Many available features
  • Spacious front seat
  • Standard smartphone connectivity


  • Slow acceleration
  • Cramped rear seat
  • Limited cargo room

Mileage (EPA estimate)

30 city, 39 highway, 34 combined

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City car, ready for adventure

The 2017 Chevrolet Spark is at home in the city, going on grocery runs or getting sick kids to the doctor. But the 2017 Spark is also ready for adventure outside the city, especially when you choose the new Activ trim, which adds ground clearance and roof rails. The 2017 Spark comes standard with a gas-sipping 1.4L four-cylinder engine, which can be paired with manual or automatic transmission. Standard Apple Carplay®, Android AutoTM, and Bluetooth® integration make it easy to stay connected, while available driver assist features come in handy on your commute. 

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What is new for the 2017 Chevrolet Spark?

  • The Spark is available in a new trim called the Activ.

5 reasons to buy the 2017 Chevrolet Spark

1. Functional space 

Think of the 2017 Chevrolet Spark as the studio apartment of cars–it can pack a lot into a small space. The 2017 Spark only measures 12 feet from bumper to bumper, yet offers nearly 42 inches of front legroom. The Spark has 11.4 cu.-ft. of cargo space behind the second row, and a standard 40/60 folding bench that allows you to optimize cargo space. 

2. Ready for adventure 

If you like to get out of the city for camping weekends or ski trips, the 2017 Chevrolet Spark can deliver. The new Activ trim gives the Spark a higher suspension that results in an extra half-inch or ground clearance–great for bumpy roads. The trim also adds standard roof racks, perfect for skis or a cargo bag.  

3. Small but powerful engine 

Go further between stops for gas with the 2017 Chevrolet Spark. The Spark comes standard with a 98-hp 1.4L four-cylinder engine. With that engine, the 2017 Spark gets an EPA-estimated 33-mpg combined fuel economy with the standard manual transmission or available automatic transmission.


4. Smartphone connections 

Commutes across the city or drives to a weekend will pass quickly thanks to the standard connectivity in the 2017 Chevrolet Spark. Apple Carplay®, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth® integration all come standard. They pair with a seven-inch touchscreen and four-speaker audio system.  

5. Available features 

With lots of available features on the 2017 Chevrolet Spark, you can find the car that’s a fit for you. Keep cozy on cold mornings with the heated leatherette seats that come standard on the 2LT trim. Or get a bit of extra peace of mind with cruise control, forward emergency braking, and lane-departure warning available on the 1LT and 2LT trims.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2017 Chevrolet Spark is a great compact car. Customers like the gas mileage and the space inside. The car is also economical. The 2017 Chevrolet Spark is a small, fuel-efficient vehicle that can fit anywhere easily due to its size and shape.

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

Activ 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

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

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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