What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Chevrolet Spark? What does it compare to?
The Chevy Spark is a subcompact car, the kind of city-friendly, inexpensive choice that shoppers forget about when gas prices are low and flock to when they’re high. This might be the Spark’s year, so plan to shop it against a dwindling list of rivals including the Nissan Versa, Hyundai Accent, and Kia Rio.
Is the 2022 Chevrolet Spark a good car?
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While definitely behind the times when it comes to crash-avoidance tech, the Spark has its merits. We rate it at a mediocre 4.0 out of 10, but let’s remember that this is a cheap little runabout. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
What’s new for the 2022 Chevrolet Spark?
Three new paint colors highlight changes for what very well may be the Spark’s final year.
The Spark comes only as a hatchback, which is just fine with us. Underhood look for a 1.4-liter inline-4 that rushes—no, that’s not right—eventually delivers 98 hp to the front wheels. There’s a Spark Activ trim that looks a little chunky, but this little hatchback won’t be going off-road any time soon.
Fuel economy isn’t as impressive as you might expect since that 4-cylinder has to work pretty hard. Look for 33 mpg combined with either the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) or the 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Spark does come with seven airbags, but that’s about where its safety story ends. Don’t look for standard automatic emergency braking, something that’s standard on just about every other new car.
How much does the 2022 Chevrolet Spark cost?
Chevy sells the 2022 Spark in LS, 1LT, 2LT, and Activ trim levels. Pricing for 2022 hasn’t been announced, but last year’s model started at about $14,600 and that’s where we expect things to land once again.
Every Spark comes with air conditioning and a touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, so there aren’t too many reasons to spend more, aside from the 1LT’s power windows and locks. Automatic emergency braking is an extra-cost option on the 2LT only, and while the option itself is only $295, you’ll spend around $19,000 to unlock it.
Where is the 2022 Chevrolet Spark made?
In South Korea.