Chevy’s Most Affordable Car: The 2016 Spark

The 2016 Chevy Spark is not only Chevy’s most affordable car, but also one of the lowest-priced cars on the market. A starting MSRP of $12,660 for a new vehicle is hard to beat, especially for a car that gets this the type of fuel efficiency, technology, and safety features. A low price combined with state-of-the-art features and reliable performance is a potent combination, especially when it comes to compact cars.

Thanks to the engineering, the Spark has most (if not all) of the features that the other more expensive Chevy vehicles have, but for a much lower price tag.

The Chevy Price Tags

The 2016 Chevy Spark comes in at a starting MSRP of $12,660, which is about 2 grand less than Chevy’s second least expensive car; the Sonic. However, the Sonic isn’t a very popular brand among Chevy fans. Not saying it’s a bad vehicle, it’s just not a mainstream one. Therefore, let’s take a look at the Cruze, which has become extremely popular in the compact car market. The 2016 Cruze starts at $16,120, which is $3,460 more than the Spark. The only major difference between the Cruze and Spark? The Cruze gets more horsepower, and is a slightly bigger car.

My point is, the Spark is of the same quality as the rest of Chevy’s vehicles, with most of the features that the other Chevy’s have.

Technology

The 2016 Spark still boasts the same technology in Chevy’s other more expensive vehicles. Such as the upgraded Chevrolet MyLink, which is now compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Whichever program suits your fancy, it’s all operated on a 7-inch diagonal color display. In order too make using your phone even easier, it’s also built in with OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi, just like the rest of Chevy’s vehicles.

These are only some of the more prominent technological features the Spark has; there are still many more.

Efficiency

Thanks to the engine’s advanced design, the Chevy Spark is not only the most affordable car in the lineup; but also one of the most efficient. The 2016 Chevy Spark is able to get up to 30 mpg city, and 41 mpg highway. Combine that with it’s compact size, fun look, and affordable price tag, it’s easy to see why first time car owners would opt for the Chevy Spark.

This driving range and compact size also makes it a great little car for city driving, especially since it’s just as safe as the bigger cars in Chevy’s lineup.

Safety

The 2016 Chevy Spark looks small, but it’s big on safety. On top of 10 standard airbags, 4-wheel antilock brakes, and a high-strength steel safety cage, the spark also offers various other safety technologies. Such as a rear vision camera, forward collision alert, or available lane departure warning.

Just because it’s small doesn’t mean it lacks the other qualities Chevy’s vehicles have. It’s still designed by the same Chevy engineers, and manufactured with similar high-quality materials. The only major difference is a big increase in fuel economy, decrease in horsepower (the horsepower provided is still plenty for a vehicle this size), and significant difference in price. These are only some of the features in the 2016 Chevy Spark, and there are many more that give you more bang for your buck.