2022 Chevrolet Spark

MSRP $13,600 - $17,000

Ranked #4 in Hatchback

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2022 Chevrolet Spark Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021


The 2022 Chevy Spark is coming with no change from the 2021 model year. It has the same 98 hp 1.4L I-4 hooked up in an FWD configuration. Its 4-trim level of LS, 1LT, 2LT, and ACTIV continues to be in production starting with a base price of $14,595. However, it does have got 10 exterior color options out of which 3 are newly added to the customization belt. 



With an overall fuel economy of 33 MPG and cargo capacity of up to 27.4 cu-ft, the 2022 Spark gels well in its practicality index. Also, it is available with a 5-speed manual and a CVT where the latter cost $1,100 more than the manual transmission. This 4-seater specced hatchback has been released for sale straight against the market of the Mitsubishi Mirage and Kia Rio.  

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Pros

Price tag

Breeze to maneuver in the city or at crowded spaces and parking lots

Standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Cons

Lack of standard driver assistance features even at the top trim

What's New?

3 New Exterior Paint choices


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$13600

bodystyle

4dr Hatchback

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

85 cu.in.

horsepower

98 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

94 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

5-Speed Manual

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

9.3/NA in.

dimensions

wheelbase

93.9 in.

length

143.1 in.

width

62.8 in.

height

58.4 in.

curb weight

2246 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

83 cu ft.

cargo volume

27.2 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

29/33/38 mpg

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

LS$13,600 onwards

  • 60/40-Split folding rear seats
  • 7-Inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Automatic headlights
  • Height-Adjustable driver's seat
  • Two USB ports

1LT$15,500 onwards

  • Audio and phone controls on steering wheel
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Power windows
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Satellite radio

ACTIV$16,600 onwards

  • Foglights
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather-Wrapped steering wheel
  • Protective door plates

2LT$17,000 onwards

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Rear parking sensors

Colors and Styles

2022 Chevrolet Spark in Polar White color
Polar White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

7.0

Features

7.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

8.5

Interior

7.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

7.0

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.1

Overall Rating


"The Spark offers strong value for the money" - Edmunds

The 2022 Chevy Spark has continued with its trim lineup that begins with LS at $14,595 with manual transmission and goes up to $19,095 for the range-topping 2LT with CVT. Its 98 hp engine offers a 33 MPG fuel economy irrespective of transmission being employed. However, it has a J.D.Power Rating of just 76 that does dent its reliability altogether. 

The Chevy Spark in its 2022 model year has a maintenance charge of $3,347 and a repairing cost of $708 in total after owning it for 5 years. Its value depreciates by $7,645 in 5 years keeping its resale value in the range of $7,000 to $12,000. As far as its destination fee is concerned, the expense is $995 that is consistent throughout the trim level.  

2022 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback Front Angle View
2022 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback Rear Angle View

7.0/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.5/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2022 Chevrolet Spark Buying Advice

The ACTIV trim is the one to choose from the available options. The leatherette touches, 6-speaker audio system, and exclusive suspensions on offer for sportier handling make this trim the most compelling one. One can even go for the power sunroof for better appeal altogether. Therefore, it is advisable to have it with CVT for easy city commuting that might not cost one more than $19,090 in totality.  

2022 Chevrolet Spark Features

7.0/10

"The 2022 Chevy Spark punches above its price point." - Motor Trend

The 2022 Chevy Spark is a 4-trim subcompact hatchback. The base trim is the LS that costs $14,595 and gets Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with a 7-inch diagonal color screen and 4-speaker audio system inside the cabin. It also receives Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standards. After that, the 1LT introduces itself at a price tag of $16,495 that further adds a 6-speaker audio system and Cruise Control over the LS configuration.        

With an investment of $17,595, one owns ACTIV trim whose interior has been adorned with Leather Upholstery and a Leather-wrapped steering wheel. Not just that, it gets exclusive Touring Suspension as standard for that extra control over handling and dynamics. The 2LT comes as the most expensive one at $17,995 that features the same assets as that of ACTIV along with Enhanced Driver Information Center and Rear Parking Aid that are specific to this trim only.     

Model

LS

1LT

ACTIV

2LT

MSRP

$14,595

$16,495

$17,595

$17,995

Key Features

Cloth Upholstery Cruise Control Leather Upholstery Enhanced Driver Information Center

 

Driver Information Center

Satellite Radio Theft-deterrent unauthorized entry system

Key System 

 

4-speaker audio system

6-speaker audio system

Leather-wrapped steering wheel Rear Parking Aid

 

Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System

SiriusXM

Touring Suspension

15-inch silver painted wheels

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

 

 

 


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2022 Chevrolet Spark Engine and Performance

7.0/10

"Despite the standard hill start assist, getting things moving from a full stop is asking a lot from a little engine"- Kelley Blue Book

The 2022 Chevy Spark features a 1.4L I-4 engine that is capable of producing 98hp and 94 lb-ft of torque. It is then mated either mated with a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT. The CVT is $1,1000 costlier than the manual gearbox but offers smooth power transition via the standalone FWD layout.

The Chevy Spark has been given power steering right from the base trim that reduces the driver's effort at the wheel. However, it is the Touring Suspension attachment in the ACTIV trim that gives this configuration a specialized wheel alignment and stiff suspension for better cornering at considerably higher speed. 

The 2022 Spark goes past 0-60 MPH in nearly 10.7 seconds while the quarter-mile timing rests at 18.2 seconds. Regarding its top speed, it has been limited to 105 MPH. Moreover, its braking system comes with Brake Assist and 9.3-inch front disc brakes that restrains the braking distance within 166 ft while decelerating from 70-0 MPH.    

Model

2022 Chevrolet Spark

2022 Kia Rio

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage

MSRP

$14,595

$16,990

$14,295

Engine

1.4L Naturally-aspirated inline-4

1.6L Naturally-aspirated inline-4

1.2L Naturally-aspirated inline-3

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

5-Speed Manual

CVT

5-Speed Manual

Power

98 hp @ 6,200 RPM

120 hp @ 6,300 RPM

78 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

94 lb-ft. @ 4,400 RPM

112 lb-ft. @ 4,500 RPM

74 lb-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

0-60 MPH

10.7 sec

8.6 sec

10.9 sec

Quarter-mile

18.2 sec

16.7 sec

18.3 sec

Top Speed

105 MPH

120 MPH

105 MPH

As per the datasheet, the Chevrolet Spark is almost 2 seconds slower in 0-60 MPH acceleration than the Kia Rio as it has a power deficit of 22 hp. But one has to make an investment of $2,500 extra when opting for the Rio compared to Spark. On the other hand, Mirage has 20 hp less power than Chevy Spark but offers parallel performance.    

2022 Chevrolet Spark Fuel Economy

8.5/10

Despite its teensy size and teeny engine, the Spark doesn't earn fantastic EPA estimates. - Car And Driver

The 2022 Chevy Spark offers an average mileage of 33 MPG that goes as high as 37 MPG. These figures in conjunction with a 9-gallon fuel tank can deliver a range of up to 333 miles on the highways and 297 miles combined. 

Model

2022 Chevrolet Spark

2022 Kia Rio

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage

MPG (city)

30

33

36

MPG (highway)

37

41

43

MPG (combined)

33

36

39

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

9.0 

11.9 

9.2 

Range (city/highway/combined) (miles)

270/333/297 

393/488/428

331/396/358

Based on the comparison, the Chevy Spark has a 2.9-gallon smaller fuel tank and is 3 MPG less fuel efficient than Rio. As a result, the Rio can have 131 miles extra over Spark. Even Mirage has 61 miles more range coverage than Chevrolet Spark because of its 6 MPG more efficiency.   

2022 Chevrolet Spark Interior

7.0/10

"Its tight rear seat and cheap interior are hardly a surprise given the low price and itsy-bitsy dimensions." - The Car Connection

The 2022 Chevy Spark interior is a baggage of mixed feeling depending on the trim. The LS trim gets no more than Cloth Upholstery that upgrades to Leatherette finishes such as Jet Black and Dark Anderson Silver Metallic in the ACTIV configuration. Also, the sophistication of monochrome dash design is dented by the presence of hard plastic all around.    

The Chevy Spark has been given front high-back bucket seats for comfort seating along with a cargo capacity of 11.1 cu-ft that increases to 27.2 cu-ft with rear seats folded. Apart from the standard values, it has got the options of a Cargo Management at $150 and Premium Thinkware F800 Dashcam Cameras worth $499.

Model

2022 Chevrolet Spark

2022 Kia Rio

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage

Seating Capacity

4

5

5

Front Row (headroom/shoulder room/legroom, in inches)

39.0/50.8/41.7

38.9/54.1/42.1

39.0/51.7/41.7

Rear Row (headroom/shoulder room/legroom, in inches)

37.0/49.8/33.0

38.0/53.3/33.5

37.2/51.0/34.2

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

11.1

17.4

17.1

As per data, the Chevrolet Spark has a 6.3 cu-ft cargo volume than the Kia Rio. It also has 4-inch less shoulder room in both rows than Rio. Even Mirage has 6 cu-ft better cargo capacity than Spark inside the cabin. After this cometh the infotainment unit that has been specced with a Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System and a 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen.

The musical technology sways between a 4-speaker audio system and a 6-speaker audio system. However, the latter audio system is available from 1LT trim onwards. In addition to that, the Chevy Spark is equipped with standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay alongside OnStar Connected Services. Some of the notable features have been listed down as well:

  • Single-zone Front Air Conditioning
  • Cloth/Leather Upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Voice Recognition System
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Satellite Radio

2022 Chevrolet Spark Exterior

6.0/10

"The entire look is generally agreeable, while the large glass areas promote decent outward vision"- Kelley Blue Book

The 2022 Chevy Spark is dimensionally unchanged and looks just like a typical hatchback with no styling appeal. However, it does have 10 exterior colors including the newer Crimson Dark Red, Blue Glow, and Nitro Yellow. Furthermore, it receives a power sunroof on top at an additional expense of $1,000 as per trim specific.  

The Chevy Spark has been fitted with standard 15-inch wheels and all-season tires along with a spoiler in the rear. The solar absorbing glasses have also been attached all around for a reduced ray interior. Though the design is simple but one can opt for the painted and chrome bodyside moldings, both at $235 each.   

Model

2022 Chevrolet Spark

2022 Kia Rio

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage

Curb Weight (lbs)

2,246

2,765

2,095

Length (in.)

143.1

160.0

151.4

Width (in.)

62.8

67.9

65.6

Height (in.)

58.4

57.1

59.4

Ground Clearance (in.)

N/A

5.5

6.3

Wheelbase (in.)

93.9

101.6

96.5

According to the competition, the Spark is 500 lbs lighter and has an 8-inch smaller wheelbase than the Rio. This helps the former to have a better commanding drive and braking compared to Rio. Meanwhile, Mirage is 200 lbs lighter but happens to have a 3-inch extra wheelbase over Chevrolet Spark, resulting in parallel handling. Some other notable features are:   

  • 15-inch all-season tires
  • Body-color painted side moldings
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Optional sunroof (available with the top-tier trim only)
  • Chrome embellishments
  • 10-exterior colors 

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2022 Chevrolet Spark Safety

7.0/10

"The Spark offers few active safety features in its least expensive configuration." - cars.usnews

The Chevy Spark has no safety rating either for the 2022 or the 2021 model year by the NHTSA or IIHS. Though IIHS has rated it in two parameters where it scores a "Good", the detailed testing is yet to be done. On top of that, the Chevrolet Spark lacks the standard safety features at lower trims simply for its price tag. Some of the available features have been listed down: 

  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Traction and Stability Control
  • Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Post Collision Safety System
  • Dual front and rear side airbags
  • Dusk Sensing Headlamps
  • Anti-theft Alarm System (with the higher-level trims)

2022 Chevrolet Spark Competition

7.0/10

2022 Chevrolet Spark vs 2022 Kia Rio

The 2022 Chevy Spark lacks the performance and acceleration characteristics against the prowess of Kia Rio. Despite being more powerful, Rio offers an impressive fuel economy and range coverage. It also takes an edge in interior spaciousness and cargo capacity. On the whole, Rio is the clear favorite. 

2022 Chevrolet Spark vs 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage

The 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage has better performance and range practicality. Even the seating inside the cabin is much more balanced with an enhanced cargo capacity at disposal in the Mirage. Getting all these at a competitive price tag makes the case for the Mirage between the two.

 

2022 Chevrolet Spark Final Verdict

The 2022 Chevy Spark is affordable and offers a multitude of trims but lags behind, in all aspects, against its rivals. Be it power surge or comfort seating, the rival hatchbacks are far more superior and practical. It even lacks the additional packages that may have enhanced its stature. So, the Chevrolet Spark is surely not a pick in this class.  

2022 Chevy Spark FAQs

How much does a 2022 Chevy Spark cost?

The 2022 Chevy Spark costs $14,595 for its base model. 

What is the power of the 2022 Chevy Spark?

The 2022 Chevy Spark has 98 hp of power under the hood. 

What is the cargo capacity of the 2022 Chevy Spark?

The 2022 Chevy Spark has a cargo capacity of up to 27.2 cu-ft. 

How much MPG does the 2022 Chevy Spark offers?

The 2022 Chevy Spark returns a combined fuel economy of up to 33 MPG. 

2022 Chevrolet Spark Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.6

based on 5 ratings


8.2/10Features
7.0/10Interiors
7.8/10Design
7.6/10Safety
7.8/10Reliability
7.8/10Deal Value

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Nora Hoover

2021 Chevrolet Spark

LS 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl CVT)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 10, 2022

Just bought it brand new!

Pros - Pocket-friendly price tag--Excellent mileage figures--Great tech-integration

Cons - Leisure acceleration--Wind noise--Limited cargo capacity

Tech-loaded and efficient commuter I love my cute little spark! It has an immense number of features for a reasonable price of $15,870 and perfectly suits my commuter agenda. The main reason behind the peak sales of this pocket-friendly commuter is its gas mileage; a combined range of 30+ mpg stays ahead of my expectations and I'm saving some of my pocket money in the refill stations. I just purchased it and the odometer is yet to surpass 1K miles. The Caron Chevrolet had a clean and vast infrastructure with WiFi-en...

10/10
Features
8/10
Interior
9/10
Design
8/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Naomi Collier

2020 Chevrolet Spark

1LT 4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 5, 2022

Cramped cabin but the best for the cities

Pros - Agile drive dynamics. Perfect city driver. Great music system.

Cons - Not that roomy. Not meant for speeds.

I have fun driving this car I believe if everybody driving around in the city drives a Chevrolet Spark, the traffic would be much less and it’ll make commutes much quicker as this car is compact and needs a very limited parking space. The Spark isn’t very fast but still is a fun driving car all because of how easy it is to maneuver the car in tight spaces. Apart from all this, the speakers that this car comes with sounds great and has become an essential during my drives. This was my first time at a Chevy dealership...

6/10
Features
6/10
Interior
7/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Timothy correll

2019 Chevrolet Spark

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

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: December 28, 2021

economical small hatchback

Pros - Easy to park, good fuel economy, lots of standard features, good reliability and intuitive infotainment features.

Cons - Cramped second row and cargo space along with weak acceleration

reliable hatchback with weak acceleration I purchased a 2019 Spark for my wife because she drives a lot in the city. Despite its limited appeal, it makes an excellent urban minicar. Its modest dimensions and strong outward visibility makes parking a joy. Even for subcompact standards, acceleration is slow off the line. And, while you shouldn't expect a car like this to have a lot of interior space, the Spark lacks rear legroom and cargo capacity behind the rear seatbacks. As long as it serves our purpose of urban commutin...

8/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
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User Overall Rating

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User Overall Rating

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User Overall Rating

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