2021 Chevrolet Spark

Original MSRP Range
$13,600 - $18,100
Available Style(s)
29 - 30 MPG City / 37 - 38 MPG Hwy
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2021 Chevrolet Spark

What We Like

  • Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Easy to park
  • Fuel-efficient
  • Least expensive new car available

What We Don't

  • Paltry power
  • No power windows on the base model
  • Active safety features only optional on the priciest trim


Expert Rating

3.5/ 5


What's New in the 2021 Chevrolet Spark?

Aside from new paint colors, the 2021 Chevrolet Spark carries over unchanged. See the 2021 Chevrolet Spark models for sale near you

Which Spark is the Best?

The Spark no doubt has a bargain starting price, but you'll have to make plenty of compromises if you get the least-expensive LS model. A 1LT or higher trim is a better bet. Even then, be aware of the Spark's shortcomings. Among them are limited seating for four, a weak powertrain, lack of advanced safety systems and considerable road noise. If these tradeoffs aren't worth it to you, know you can get more car for not much more money -- like a new Nissan Versa -- or less, such as a gently used compact like a Chevy Cruze, Honda Fit or Kia Rio. Find a Chevrolet Spark for sale

How Much Does a 2021 Chevrolet Spark Cost?

The Spark comes in four trim: LS, 1LT, ACTIV and 2LT. The base LS ($13,400 manual, $14,500 automatic, plus $995 destination fee) is very basic but does have some surprising tech for the money. This is one of the few new cars left with crank windows and manual door locks. The mirror adjustments are also manual, and you won't be getting cruise control, either. All Sparks must make do with a steering wheel that only tilts and doesn't telescope and a driver's seat that only adjusts four ways. This makes is harder to find the perfect driving position. You will, however, get a 7-in touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, plus a 3-month trial of General Motors' OnStar system with 4G LTE connectivity and a Wi-Fi hot spot. More recommendable is the 1LT ($15,300 manual, $16,400 automatic) that adds power windows, power door locks and power mirror adjustment, plus remote keyless entry and cruise control. The audio system features six speakers and adds SiriusXM capability with a 3-month trial subscription included. The steering wheel gets redundant audio controls. The ACTIV ($16,400 manual, $17,500 automatic) has a slightly raised suspension, roof rails, rugged-looking bumpers and side body cladding, 15-in alloy wheels and heated leatherette front seats. The 2LT ($16,800 manual, $17,900 automatic) model adds keyless entry with push-button start, rear parking sensors, LED daytime running lights and chrome exterior trim. Like the other models, it can be had with a CVT automatic transmission. A sunroof is available on 1LT and 2LT models.

Spark Trims

HatchbackOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Spark 4dr HB CVT 1LT$16,600 / $16,0854 Cylinder9830 / 385-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Spark 4dr HB CVT 2LT$18,100 / $17,5384 Cylinder9830 / 385-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Spark 4dr HB CVT ACTIV$17,700 / $17,1514 Cylinder9830 / 375-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Spark 4dr HB CVT LS$14,700 / $14,2444 Cylinder9830 / 385-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Spark 4dr HB Man 1LT$15,500 / $15,0194 Cylinder98N/A5-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Spark 4dr HB Man 2LT$17,000 / $16,4734 Cylinder98N/A5-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Spark 4dr HB Man ACTIV$16,600 / $16,0854 Cylinder98N/A5-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Spark 4dr HB Man LS$13,600 / $13,1784 Cylinder98N/A5-Speed Manual / Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD

Is the 2021 Chevrolet Spark a Safe Car?

Beyond federally mandated safety features like traction control, tire-pressure monitoring system and a backup camera, the Spark also has 10 airbags. While rivals like the Nissan Versa and Toyota Yaris come standard with automatic emergency braking, you have to buy the topline 2LT model with a CVT to get that here. It is bundled in the Driver Confidence Package ($295), which also adds lane-departure warning. That top trim also includes rear parking sensors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not released crash-test ratings for the 2021 Spark. Last year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the Spark Good in the moderate-overlap front crash test but did not test for front-crash protection and mitigation with the optional driver assists.
5 Year Cost to Own

$28,358 ($0.38 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Corrosion3 Years/36,000 Miles
Rust-Through6 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Maintenance1 Year/1 Visit

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System

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