2021 Chevrolet Spark

Rating6.2

Ranked #8 in Subcompact Hatchback

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Starting MSRP $14,395 - $17,900
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Key Spec of 2021 Chevrolet Spark
fuel economy

29/33/38

fuel type

Gasoline

horsepower

98 hp @ 6200 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Highly Maneuverable

Cramped rear leg-room

No major changes on the design and mechanical front 

Decent gas-mileage

Less on power

Few additions to the Color catalog

Improved safety gear

Gets pricey as you spec-up

Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot

Lively handling

2021 Chevrolet Spark Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: January 4, 2023

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The 2021 Chevrolet Spark belongs to the second generation Spark introduced in 2015. Chevrolet has not implemented considerable changes for the current model year. However, to keep things moving, two additional exterior colors, namely the Cayenne Orange Metallic and Mystic Blue Metallic are added to the color palette. The price of the 2021 Chevy Spark starts at $13,600 and an additional $995 is charged as destination fee across all the trim configurations. 

Featuring a 4-trim lineup of LS, 1LT, ACTIV, and 2LT, the 2021 Chevrolet Spark MSRP can be an expense of $13,600-$17,000 this season. Having said that, it simply translates to the fact that the range-leader 2021 Chevy Spark 2LT will cost you $3,400 more than the base 2021 Spark LS for enhanced specs and assets.

Model

Invoice Price

MSRP

LS

$13,178 $13,600

1LT

$15,011

$15,500

ACTIV $16,085 $16,600
2LT $16,473 $17,000

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2021 Chevrolet Spark For Sale 

The 2021 Chevy Spark lease cost for the LS trim can be a matter of $201/month for a term of 36 months and an annual mileage limit of 10,000 miles. The same model can also be financed for as low as 3.49% APR for a term of 48 months and $310/month along with 10% down payment. 


For budget-oriented buyers, the used 2021 Chevrolet Spark can be availed of with a base price of $15,298. Going for older model years like the 2020 Spark could be a matter of $5,995 and Chevy Spark 2019 can cost as much as $5,995 along with a listing of up to 2,839 in total.

Model Year

Starting Inventory Price

No. Of Listings

2022 Chevy Spark (Check Now!)

$17,500 24

2021 Chevy Spark

$15,298 9
2020 Chevy Spark $5,995 846
2019 Chevy Spark $5,995 271
2018 Chevy Spark $8,495 140
2017 Chevy Spark $3,998 349
2016 Chevy Spark $5,995 193
2015 Chevy Spark $2,995 218
2014 Chevy Spark $2,499 284
2013 Chevy Spark $2,395 178

We Recommend 

Being a reasonably priced hatchback and mostly preferred by urban commuters, we would suggest going for the ACTIV trim for its decent list of features and pricing. 


Under the hood of the Chevy Spark 2021 is a 1.4-liter engine with 98 horsepower. With an EPA-estimated mpg rating of 33 mpg (combined), the 2021 Chevy Spark gas mileage is quite decent. The lower curb weight helps with easy maneuverability. With reasonable quality of plastics and a cargo space of 11.1 cubic feet, the 2021 Chevy Spark interior is a good place to be in. Chevrolet’s cheapest car costs less than the Kia Rio hatchback and is more powerful than the Mitsubishi Mirage.


Trim wise pricing breakdown


NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
LS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT)$12984$14500207 Listings
LT w/1LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT)$14826$16400590 Listings
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Over All Rating

6.2Out of 10

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Trims

LS$14,395 onwards
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  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • A-Spec Sport Seats
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Manual front air conditioning
2LT$16,295 onwards
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  • Heated mirrors
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, Radio
1LT$16,400 onwards
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  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leatherette Seat trim
  • Rear parking assist
ACTIV$17,395 onwards
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  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Usb Connection
LT$17,795 onwards
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New Chevrolet Spark For Sale

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Homestead, FL

2022 Chevrolet Spark LS

LS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 98 hp CVT)

Dealer Price
$13,695
Est. $185/mo
Excellent deal
$2,075 Below market
RMV: $15,770
Fuel Economy 33.6 mpg
MSRP $15,695
Listed On 18 Jun 2022 (227 Days)
8
5
Homestead, FL

2022 Chevrolet Spark LS

LS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 98 hp CVT)

Dealer Price
$13,695
Est. $185/mo
Excellent deal
$2,075 Below market
RMV: $15,770
Fuel Economy 33.6 mpg
MSRP $15,695
Listed On 26 Jul 2022 (189 Days)
9
24
Homestead, FL

2022 Chevrolet Spark LS

LS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 98 hp CVT)

Dealer Price
$13,695
Est. $185/mo
Excellent deal
$2,075 Below market
RMV: $15,770
Fuel Economy 33.6 mpg
MSRP $15,695
Listed On 18 Jun 2022 (227 Days)
18
5
Price Drop, $3000
Earlier Price: $18585
28 Sep 2022
Framingham, MA

2022 Chevrolet Spark 1LT

1LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 98 hp CVT)

Dealer Price
$15,585
Est. $211/mo
Excellent deal
$2,350 Below market
RMV: $17,935
Fuel Economy 33.6 mpg
MSRP $18,585
Listed On 27 Sep 2022 (126 Days)
2
5New
Price Drop, $500
Earlier Price: $14283
19 Dec 2022
Avondale, AZ

2022 Chevrolet Spark LS

LS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVTCVT)

Dealer Price
$13,783
Est. $187/mo
Excellent deal
$1,987 Below market
RMV: $15,770
Fuel Economy 33.6 mpg
MSRP $15,695
Listed On 14 Dec 2022 (48 Days)
8
24New
Price Rise, $1000
Earlier Price: $15095
30 Dec 2022
Hialeah, FL

2022 Chevrolet Spark ACTIV

ACTIV 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M)

Dealer Price
$16,095
Est. $218/mo
Excellent deal
$2,300 Below market
RMV: $18,395
Fuel Economy 32.6 mpg
MSRP $17,595
Listed On 03 Dec 2022 (59 Days)
17
5
Atlanta, GA

2022 Chevrolet Spark ACTIV

ACTIV 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 98 hp CVT)

Dealer Price
$16,965
Est. $230/mo
Excellent deal
$1,925 Below market
RMV: $18,890
Fuel Economy 33.15 mpg
MSRP $18,965
Listed On 28 Jul 2022 (187 Days)
19
5
Atlanta, GA

2022 Chevrolet Spark ACTIV

ACTIV 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 98 hp CVT)

Dealer Price
$16,965
Est. $230/mo
Excellent deal
$1,925 Below market
RMV: $18,890
Fuel Economy 33.15 mpg
MSRP $18,965
Listed On 06 Oct 2022 (117 Days)
3
5
Atlanta, GA

2022 Chevrolet Spark ACTIV

ACTIV 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 98 hp CVT)

Dealer Price
$16,965
Est. $230/mo
Excellent deal
$1,925 Below market
RMV: $18,890
Fuel Economy 33.15 mpg
MSRP $18,965
Listed On 06 Oct 2022 (117 Days)

Colors and Styles

Build Car
Caribbean Blue

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

With an MSRP of $14,595, the 2021 Chevrolet Spark is an urban commuter car that is extremely fuel-efficient and meets the needs of a new generation of car buyers. While it retains the same aesthetics and power as the outgoing 2020 model, Chevy has made few improvements on its safety front. It faces stiff competition from the Kia Rio Hatchback and Mitsubishi Mirage


Features


The 2021 Chevrolet Spark is offered in four well-appointed trim levels, namely LS, 1LT, ACTIV, and 2LT. There are no significant changes across the lineup with few additions to the safety compartment such as the available Forward-collision alert, Lane-Departure warning, and Automatic Emergency braking. All four trims come equipped with an ample set of standard features like air conditioning, four (LS) and six-speaker sound system, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 15-inch steel, alloy, and aluminum wheels, and heated front seats to name a few. 

Trims

LS

1LT

Activ

2LT

MSRP (Manual)

$14,595

$16,495

$17,595

$17,995

MSRP (Automatic)

$15,695

$17,595

$18,695

$19,095

Key Features

Air Conditioning

Adds all of the features of LS trim

Adds all of the features of 1LT trim

Adds all the features of ACTIV features

 

4-Speaker Audio System

Remote Keyless entry

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Keyless Entry/Push-button start

 

7-inch Infotainment Touchscreen

Cruise Control

Simulated leather upholstery

Rear Park Assist

 

Manual windows, door locks, and mirrors

Power windows, mirrors, and door locks

Heated front seats

Upgraded driver information display

 

15-inch steel wheels

15-inch alloy wheels

Fog Lights

15-inch Aluminum Wheels

 

Halogen Projector-beam headlamps

Six-speaker audio system

Daytime running lights

Simulated leather seating surfaces

 

Driver Information Center

SiriusXM Radio

Heated power outside mirrors

Chrome door handles and trim

The 2021 Spark hatch provides seating for up to five passengers with ample headspace and legroom. Available in both manual and automatic transmission, you can choose a vehicle that best suits you. From the driver's seat, you have full access to the available 7-inch Chevrolet Infotainment 3 touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. You can also connect your compatible device to select models through Bluetooth, utilize OnStar, and stay connected with available Wi-Fi hotspot capability.

Which trim should you buy? 

The Chevrolet Spark is a small and stylish car with a lot of options. Everyone can afford it even during these tough times, and they get very good fuel efficiency. Given that the buying options are long-term, we recommend opting for the Activ variant as it offers all the generic features and comforts to keep you safe and lively. 

Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The 2021 Chevrolet Spark, like its predecessor, is fuel-efficient and economical enough for just about any driver. With an EPA rating of 30 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on highways, and 33 mpg combined, it offers a pretty decent range but not better than its rivals. It features a fuel tank of 9 gallons, which delivers a range of 297 miles combined, which is far lower than the Mirage and Rio. 

Models

2021 Chevrolet Spark

2021 Kia Rio Hatchback

2021 Mitsubishi Mirage

MPG (City)

30

33

36

MPG (Highway)

38

41

43

MPG (Combined)

33

36

39

Fuel Tank Capacity

9.0 gal.

11.9 gal.

9.2 gal.

Range (city/highway/combined)

270/342/297

392.7/487.9/428.4

331.2/395.6/358.8

Compared to the Chevrolet Spark, its rivals drive more efficiently, especially in the city. The Mitsubishi Mirage leads the table with a wide margin, delivering 36 mpg in the city, 43 mpg on the highways and 39 mpg combined. Followed by the Kia Rio, which returns 36 mpg in the combined case, and it also sports the largest fuel tank with 11.9 gallons of capacity.

Interior

6.0/10

The 2021 Chevrolet Spark retains the same cabin design as its predecessor. The interior of this Chevy Spark is pretty appealing, featuring a jet-black interior, and it certainly stands out amongst the sea of dull beige interiors found in most small cars. It comes with a standard set of features like heated front seats, air conditioning, driver information display, and leatherette upholstery.

The front seats provide about 41.7 inches of legroom, and the backseat offers 33 inches, which is fair enough for tall folks to sit comfortably on long drives. Due to its very small footprint, the interior of the Spark can feel a bit tight when compared to larger sedans or SUVs, but it will serve you well if you are looking for a fuel-efficient compact car that still manages to seat four adults. The dashboard design is simple yet stylish with gentle curves that lead up to the driver's instrument console which includes a 3.5-inch color display. 

Models

2021 Chevrolet Spark

2021 Kia Rio Hatchback

2021 Mitsubishi Mirage

Seating Capacity

4

5

5

Front (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39/50.8/41.7

38.9/54.1/42.1

39/51.7/41.7

Rear (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37/49.8/33

38/53.3/33.5

37.2/51/34.2

Cargo Volume (cubic feet)

11.0

17.4

17.1

In the competition, the Kia Rio triumphs again with a capacious cabin that can seat 5 adults comfortably and even offers the largest luggage room in the segment at 17.4 cu-ft. On the other hand, the Mitsubishi Mirage impresses with its cargo space of 17.1 cu-ft. while offering a decent seating room for 5 passengers. The Spark is the hatch with the least amount of cargo and seating room in the segment. Standard interior features of the 2021 Chevrolet Spark include:

  • Leather Wrapped Steering wheel
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leatherette Upholstery
  • Air Conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry and Push-button start
  • MID information center

How intuitive is the 2021 Chevrolet Spark’s Infotainment System?

The 2021 Chevy Spark comes with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. The center console houses a 7-inch Infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB port. We do have a six-speaker sound system, while the base LS trim qualifies for a four-speaker audio system only. Overall, the Chevrolet Spark’s infotainment is the best of all the hatchbacks in this segment.

All the standard infotainment features are listed below:

  • 7-inch infotainment Touchscreen with Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System
  • 6-Speaker Audio System
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility
  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming
  • USB and AUX Plugin compatibility
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls
  • Navigation System
  • OnStar emergency communications with onboard Wi-Fi hotspot

Exterior

3.0/10

Simple, minimalistic, and functional, the 2021 Chevrolet Spark hatchback pushes the limits of ingenuity and technology with a footprint that shifts, bends, and stretches to accommodate your necessities. Innovative red-lit LED lights to change direction with the touch of a button are provided in the center console to ease nighttime driving. Despite being an affordable hatchback, the Spark sports a well-crafted and premium design. 

The front fascia houses the halogen projector-beam headlamps with LED DRLs, fog lights, and a blacked-out grille. The Chevrolet Spark is conveniently named for its minuscule stature, but it's anything but wee. This subcompact hatchback features a rear spoiler for improved high-speed stability, and heated door mirrors let you see more of the road ahead in inclement weather.

Models

2021 Chevrolet Spark

2021 Mitsubishi Mirage

2021 Kia Rio Hatchback

Curb Weight (lbs)

2,246 lbs

2,762 lbs

2,095 lbs

Length (inches)

143.1

160.0

149.4

Width (inches)

62.8

67.9

65.6

Height (inches)

58.4

57.1

59.4

Ground Clearance (inches)

6.7

5.5

6.3

Wheelbase (inches)

93.9

101.6

96.5

Among the competition, the 2021 Chevrolet Spark turns out to be the most compact offering, which enhances its maneuverability but falls short in comfort and seating space. The Kia Rio is the heaviest, and in fact, the bulkiest hatch in the segment, leading in all fronts like weight, length, and width. Some standout exterior features of the Chevrolet Spark include:

  • 15-inch Steel/Alloy/Aluminum wheels depending on the trim you choose
  • Heated & Power Side trims
  • Halogen Projector-Beam Headlamps 
  • Unique Chrome Grille
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Integrated rear spoiler
  • Front intermittent Wipers
  • Solar absorbing glass

Safety

9.0/10

The 2021 Chevrolet Spark hasn’t been tested by the NHTSA yet, while the IIHS awarded it with some decent scores in few parameters. The 2021 Spark adds to an already impressive list of safety features. It has been designed with your safety in mind, incorporating Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Side Blind Zone Alert. And as a Chevrolet, the 2021 Spark has many great technologies to help make driving more fun and enjoyable. Other safety features include:

  • Electronic traction control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • LED DRLs
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • StabiliTrak stability control
  • Available Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Available Forward Collision alert
  • Available Lane Departure Warning

Competition

6.0/10

2021 Chevrolet Spark vs 2021 Kia Rio Hatchback

Say you're in the market for a new car and have already narrowed it down to these two models: the 2021 Chevrolet Spark and the 2021 Kia Rio. But which is better? If you don't need to carry more than two people and their things, then you won't be disappointed with either one. But Kia Rio clearly edges out the Spark when it comes to fuel economy and interior space, while the Spark is very good in handling and composed ride quality.

2021 Chevrolet Spark vs the 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage

Both the Mitsubishi Mirage and Chevrolet Spark are well-renowned cars in the compact hatch segment. The differences between these two cars are extensive, but it's not all bad news for Chevy drivers. There are a few things that help save face with this new car, like its lower price point, more storage space, and its sleek design. The Mirage offers superior gas mileage and interior seating room than Spark, but the Chevrolet Spark comes with some quality interior materials with a sturdy build and even offers a better ride quality than the Mirage. 

Final Verdict


Starting at $14,595, the 2021 Chevrolet Spark is an affordable option that gets you around town and to your destination. Light and nimble, the Spark is the right car for anyone who wants ample visibility, a small footprint, and an incredibly agile driving experience. This two-door, five-passenger hatchback is loaded with features that make every trip an adventure. Get your hands on this wildly talented entry-level hatchback that will leave you spoilt for choice. Whether you prefer speed or efficiency, Spark offers adequate of both for the segment.

Features
vehicle bio
base price

$16400

body style

4dr Hatchback

engine type
displacement

85 cu in

horse power

98 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

94 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

dimensions
length

143.1 in

wheelbase

93.9 in

width

62.8 in

curb weight

2312 lbs

Height

58.4 in

capacity
passenger volume

83 cu ft

cargo volume

27.2 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

30/33/38 mpg

highway range

342.00 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


Chevrolet Spark 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$15,946
5 Year Cost To Own
$33,639
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $33,639
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$4,857$938$811$1,031$981$8,618
Insurance$1,250$1,206$1,256$1,377$1,432$6,521
Fuel$1,472$1,522$1,577$1,596$1,574$7,741
Maintenance$524$822$729$1,342$1,675$5,092
Repairs$10$26$143$319$504$1,002
Financing Interest$1,028$758$553$360$123$2,822
Taxes and Fees$1,369$116$138$100$120$1,843
Total Cost-To-Own$10,510$5,388$5,207$6,125$6,409$33,639
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FAQs

What's new with the 2021 Chevy Spark?Chevrolet has not made any major changes. To keep things moving, two additional exterior colors, namely the Cayenne Orange Metallic and Mystic Blue Metallic are added to the color palette
Why is Chevy discontinuing the Spark in the near future?More and more customers are upgrading to compact or subcompact SUVs. So, Chevy is focusing on the EV and SUV segment.
Which model will be the entry point to the bowtie brand after Spark is discontinued?The Chevrolet Trax will be the entry point to the brand.
How long will a 2021 Chevy Spark last?On an average, the 2021 Spark can last for 150,000 miles if properly maintained.

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