A compact car is a perfect way to get functionality and convenience in a perfectly proportioned package, though you must pick the right one to meet all of your needs. The 2020 Chevy Spark is the perfect compact car to get the small size you want and all of the storage and functionality you need. And yet, despite its diminutive size, the Spark still delivers an incredibly fun driving experience with a sporty engine and options for either a manual or automatic transmission at every trim level.
One problem you can often encounter with compact cars is a lack of functionality because everything else has been sacrificed for a small size. With the 2020 Chevy Spark, however, it is clear that the designers at Chevrolet focused not only on giving it a small stature but ensuring it still functioned beautifully. Its hatchback design, for example, makes it easy for you to take advantage of the cargo space it provides, ensuring you get full usability with its fun and stylish compact design.
The 2020 Chevy Spark is a fantastic choice if you are looking to save money – not only due to its low starting cost, but also thanks to incredible fuel economy. With an EPA estimated combined fuel efficiency of 33 MPG, you can go for a very long time without visiting a gas pump. A long list of terrific interior options, with four different trims to choose from, and exceptional available safety features round out the Spark to create a fantastic compact car. When you are ready to see the 2020 Chevy Spark for yourself, then visit us at Blossom Chevrolet so that we can find the vehicle that is perfect for you.
Safety is essential when looking at any vehicle; whether you are interested in a large, heavy-duty pickup or a small, compact car, it needs to help keep you safe. The 2020 Chevy Spark features a number of standard and available safety features designed to do just that. Since the features you find in any particular model will depend on its trim level and other options, we will take a look at what is available overall to keep things simple.
The 2020 Chevy Spark includes StabiliTrak with electronic stability and traction control to ensure you remain in control of the vehicle at all times, particularly during evasive maneuvers and while driving on slippery terrain and roads. It comes with hill start assist, which makes it easier to shift from the brake to accelerating while on a hill without rolling down, as well as daytime running lamps. It also has a comprehensive airbag system, with ten standard airbags to ensure everyone in the Spark, both in the front and rear, is protected in case of a collision.
Available safety features for the 2020 Chevy Spark include automatic emergency braking, which can detect a potential front-end collision while at low speeds and help you avoid it or reduce the impact from a crash. There is also an available forward collision alert, which alerts you to the risk of a front-end collision or warns you that you are following a vehicle too closely, as well as an available lane departure warning and available rear park assist. All of these features come together to ensure the 2020 Chevy Spark is one of the safest compact cars on the road.
While you are certainly not going to find an engine in a compact car like the 2020 Chevy Spark that is as powerful as what you see in something like the Chevy Camaro, you should still expect something responsive and fun to drive. Fortunately, Chevy comes through in that regard, and the engine in the Spark is exactly what it needs – nothing more, nothing less.
The 2020 Chevy Spark comes with a 1.4L EcoTec 4-cylinder engine that delivers up to 98 hp and 94 lb-ft of torque. Yes, that is a far cry from what you will find in a lot of other Chevy vehicles, but the Spark is smaller and lighter than all of them too, which is why it is plenty of power for what the Spark needs. With this engine, the Spark is quite responsive and handles beautifully, letting you zip along with traffic or easily navigate city streets.
One of our favorite aspects of the 2020 Chevy Spark is that you can choose freely between either a manual or automatic transmission. There is a 5-speed manual transmission as well as a Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) available for the Spark. Best of all: you can choose either option with any of the four trims, so whatever your preference may be, it will not limit you from getting the other features you want.
No compact car is going to have an interior as spacious as a massive SUV, or even a small or compact SUV for that matter. But the 2020 Chevy Spark is surprisingly roomy inside and gives you a lot more space than you would probably expect. With room for up to four people, the Spark is an excellent choice for going out with friends or family on the weekend, loading up for a camping trip, or simply getting around town.
Upfront, you get more than 41 inches of legroom, which is a lot more than most people expect from a compact car, along with nearly 40 inches of headroom. In the second row, your passengers will get up to 33 inches of legroom and 37 inches of headroom. That is about what we would expect from even the most spacious compact car – and while some long-legged adults might find that a little cramped, it should be plenty of room for a lot of people.
But the functionality and useful space within the 2020 Chevy Spark bring the real excitement. The hatchback on the rear of the Spark lets you easily get to the available space, so unlike a lot of other compact vehicles, you can really take advantage of what you have. With the rear seats up, you get more than 11 cu.ft. of cargo space with the Spark; with them down, the Spark offers more than 27 cu.ft. of total cargo volume. For a compact car, that is excellent and really lets you get all of the great functionality you want from any car.
Like with most cars out there, the interior features you get with the 2020 Chevy Spark will depend a great deal on the trim you choose and any other options or packages you might pick. There are four different trims available, but to keep things simple, we will take a quick look at some of what comes standard in the starting and highest trims. Just keep in mind that this is only a small selection of what you can get with the Spark.
The starting trim of the 2020 Chevy Spark, the LS, features a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 4-speaker audio system, and a pair of USB data ports. It has a cloth seat trim with a 2-way manual front passenger seat, standard steering wheel, and analog instrumentation cluster. The LS comes with single-zone manual climate control, basic interior lighting, and a few pockets and storage options in the front and rear.
By comparison, if you choose the 2020 Chevy Spark 2LT, the highest trim, then you get a 6-speaker audio system, leatherette seating, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The steering wheel also features audio and phone controls, and there is a reconfigurable enhanced driver information center with vehicle information, mileage and trip displays, and fuel level available. The 2LT features remote keyless entry, keyless open, heated driver and front passenger seats, and includes cruise control.