Overview & Reviews
For 2014, the Chevrolet Spark receives a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) that replaces the previous four-speed automatic. Chevy says the CVT reduces engine noise on the freeway and increases both fuel economy and acceleration. The rest of the car is pretty much unchanged, though enhancements have been made to the Spark's smartphone connectivity (late availability).
- Spacious interior
- Inexpensive without feeling cheap
- Available high-tech features.
- Slow acceleration
- Rear seats a hassle to fold down.
User Reviews:Showing 1 through 10 of 10.00
Animalplants - 2014 Chevrolet Spark
By firstname.lastname@example.org - October 4 - 7:04 pm
I bought a 2013 Chevy Spark LS when they first came out. I loved it! Then a recall on the ignition switch, then it was the fuel pump and now this year the air conditioner went out and burned all over my motor. I never heard a recall on that but reading some of the other reviews it should have been. I still Love my car but now It seems so noisy on the road and it sounds like I am driving a tin can. If I hit a speed bump it feels like to me that the front end tires start to shake and the car seems to try to recover..I have the Techno Pink. Hopeful, all the re-calls I had was a good thing and they will make a better car.
Sparky is a great little car! - 2014 Chevrolet Spark
By Greg Acker - July 8 - 6:50 pm
Very comfy for a small car, doesn't feel tiny on the inside. Acceleration is a little slow but cruises happily at 75+. Getting almost 40 mpg overall. I like the my link system, works with my phone and the navigation app. I'd recommend getting an LT1 over the LS, I looked at both and the extra features are worth it. I'm commuting 32 miles each way and I'm very pleased so far. Front seats are very good for a cheap car. The back seat has a surprising amount of room but the folding seats are pretty hard. Overall a very good value for the price. You should be happy as long as you realize this isn't a Cadillac when you get it.
Zippy Go Cart - 2014 Chevrolet Spark
By kimburlee - May 11 - 10:06 pm
I've had the car for a few months and put almost three thousand miles on it. I tried the automatic but man, was it lousy. Floorin' it and nothin'. The manual though, fun stuff. I feel like a kid again with my go cart. It's no frills like my go cart but it has AC (not the best but I don't live in Phoenix so whatevs). The sound system ain't that great but I don't care. I got it super cheap and brand new. I love zippin' around town in it. Recently I drove it into the mountains and it was fun! I can imagine the automatic would have sucked up there though. I thoroughly enjoy the interior cloth or whatever it is. Best of all, 38.5 MPG in town.
Chevy & Yugo mated and the result ? The Spark - 2014 Chevrolet Spark
By sillyemail1982 - January 31 - 8:43 am
What a hunk of JUNK !! Bought this fine quality GM product 7 months ago, brand new. Out of the 7 months ? It was at the dealer for 2 months total. 7 month old car with a MASSIVE OIL LEAK from the valve covers, 3 recalls, rear latch breakage and bad tire pressure sensors no one could figure out how to clear the code. Chevy has re-invented the Vega got the "quality" from Yugo & created the Spark. Road noise is horrible !! Fit and finish is a JOKE !! The door chime causes loss of hearing. It's a plastic hot mess. And the black paint is an upgrade ? Junk all the way. Traded it in yesterday on a far more reliable method of transportation. That car should of been recalled & forgotten about.
Quirky, but loveable - 2014 Chevrolet Spark
By tishpit1 - December 6 - 8:15 am
Have a 2014 Spark LT1 with nearly 18,000 miles on her (I drive a lot). This car has it +'s and -'s, that's for sure. PROS: The driving position is comfortable for me and I have a horrible back, so it's hard finding a car that doesn't cause me pain. This one is kinda fun to drive and handles very well for an econo-car. Roomy cargo area with nearly-flat folding rear seat. Dash is nice and touch-screen radio also works well. MPG is avg. 38+ in mixed driving in Florida (level, but lots of a/c). Recommend dealer installed fog lights for night/bad weather driving. CONS: had bad hesitation problem and lurching at very slow speeds but "cured" by using 89 octane gas. A/c is poor - weak fan.
Honeymoon is ending already? - 2014 Chevrolet Spark
By tishpit1 - September 30 - 4:16 pm
After looking for a high mileage, low cost car that has a real backseat or can fit 3 dogs with seat folded down, Spark was the best choice. Test drive was impressive. But, the honeymoon is over at 14,000 miles. 2 recalls being done (a/c that is very anemic and PVC), the car hesitates at times so bad, you press the accelerator and it just sits there...scary! (CVT) It lurches, especially at slow, parking lot speeds. "Quirky" at first, now it's annoying and more pronounced. Sound system is crappy, though touch screen is nice. Various int. noises come and go. Build quality for the long haul appears very questionable.
I love my Spark! - 2014 Chevrolet Spark
By janine67219 - June 23 - 5:58 pm
I just bought my 2014 Spark at Davis-Moore. I love this car! It is small but spacious. My tall grandchildren fit comfortably. The little storage area holds more than it appears it would. Going from a 95 Mercury to this is like day and night on gas. It's the cutest little ladybug on the road. Would recommend.
Blown Motor - 2014 Chevrolet Spark
By got1onme - March 21 - 12:47 pm
I test drove a 2014 Spark at my local dealership, I noticed the "check engine" light was on when the salesman and I returned to the dealership. I like the car's build so I purchased another Spark, one with more up grades on it, It had only 11 miles on it. I bought the car and after just 3 1/2 weeks, the "Check Engine" light came on in my new Spark while on my way home from work white smoke poured out from under the bottom of the car. I am very disappointed because I was so proud of my little car. I am in a rental waiting on GM to send a new motor
Spark - 2014 Chevrolet Spark
By msgt_sasse - March 4 - 1:23 pm
Nice basic car no frills
Spark 2LT - 2014 Chevrolet Spark
By laban - July 22 - 9:40 pm
The Spark's main claim to fame is four doors and a real back seat. Compared to the Smart Car and Scion IQ those features leave them behind. The gas mileage is at least comparable and the sound level and ride are much better. Compared to the Fiat 500, rear seat room and access is much better in the Spark, performance is about the same. The new CVT is a great improvement over the previous 4 speed auto. So far I am very impressed.