2018 Chevrolet Spark

March 30th, 2018 by

2018 Chevrolet Spark

For a budget-conscious, tech-savvy ride, check out the 2018 Chevrolet Spark.

Why Buy the 2018 Chevrolet Spark?

The 2018 Chevrolet Spark has major appeal for practical, budget-wise drivers. Besides going easy on your bank account, the subcompact Spark is the perfect size for city parking because Spark’s nimble handling makes tight city streets easier to navigate. All models come standard with a long list of technology features, including a Wi-Fi hotspot and complete smartphone integration, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Which Spark Model Should I Buy?

The 2018 Chevrolet Spark is available as four trim models: the base LS, mid-range 1LT, sporty Active, and classy 2LT. Which of these subcompacts should you buy? The right Spark for you is the one with the both features and the price tag you require.

The base LS features the lowest MSRP of the bunch, starting at $13,050. That puts this Spark well within just about everybody’s budget. And, thanks to the Spark’s excellent standard tech lineup, you’ll never feel like you’re missing a thing. The standard OnStar communications system includes a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, making it easy to use your laptop from anywhere. In the 1LT, full power accessories offer extra convenience – including power window, mirror, and door locks. This subcompact also includes foglights, so you can cut through the mist with maximum visibility.

Spark Trims

Put a little extra pep in your ride with the Spark Activ. Thanks a bit of extra ground clearance as well as roof rails, you can strap a kayak to the roof and navigate a rocky causeway. The Activ’s simulated leather upholstery and front seat heaters mean you can put a little extra luxury into your outdoor adventures.

The top-trim 2LT adds to the Activ’s interior style with an upgraded driver information display. This city-friendly model also includes rear parking sensors and push-button ignition. An extra bonus? The 2LT is also the only model eligible for the Driver Confidence package, which adds high-tech driver aids to help you maintain vigilance in heavy traffic. These systems include forward collision and lane departure warning, which actively help you avoid danger.

Is the Chevrolet Spark Safe?

This subcompact makes your safety a priority. For starters, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2018 Chevrolet Spark top marks in moderate overlap front and side crash tests. Also, every Spark comes standard with OnStar emergency telematics, which help you solve problems with features like on-demand roadside assistance and automatic collision notification. When you choose the Spark 2LT, you can add the Driver Confidence package, which includes a number of driver safety aids designed to keep you safe. The forward collision warning system alerts you when you need to slow down to avoid an incident. Similarly, the lane departure warning system helps you maintain a steady course, even when you’re driving down winding roads after dark.

Is the Chevrolet Spark an Electric Car?

No. There was a Spark EV model, but it was discontinued after the 2016 model year. The current 2018 Chevrolet Spark utilizes a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that balances peppy performance with proficient fuel economy. When you choose the continuously variable transmission, the Spark earns up to 30 city/38 highway mpg.

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