Minicars are becoming popular among those who are looking for something good on gas with a low monthly payment. Just about every major car company has made their contribution to the minicar class including the Honda Fit, Fiat 500, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Yaris, Toyota Prius, Nissan Versa, Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio, and of course, Chevy Spark.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested 11 minicars and most yielded miserable results – the Fiat 500 and Honda Fit failing the worst. The only model that survived the crash tests was the 2014 Chevrolet Spark. As a result, the Spark is now the only minicar to earn the group’s 2014 Top Safety Pick award. Several other models previously honored lose that endorsement after failing the new crash test, which is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another car or object like a utility pole or a tree.
The Spark is equipped with 10 airbags and provides a great combination of safety and technology with features like the StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability System with incorporated ABS braking system that help control sliding and wheel spin.
And yes, safety is important, but what makes the Chevy Spark fun is its spunky color palette, allowing you to choose what ever color matches your personality. These 8 expressive colors include: Salsa, Lemonade, Denim, Grape Ice, Jalapeno, Silver Ice, Summit White, and Black Granite.
The Spark was named the Coolest New Car under $18,000 by Kelly Blue Book, one of Ward’s Top Ten Best Interiors of 2013, and received a 9.3 out of 10 in consumer ratings. With tech-savvy features like Chevrolet MyLink and Siri Eyes Free Technology paired with a surprising amount of passenger and cargo (31.2 cubic feet) space, and a starting price of $12,170, it’s no surprise either.
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington, NC currently has 6 of these peppy minicars in stock, and we’re always expecting more. Call our internet sales hotline at (910)798-2650 or toll-free at (888)261-0090 to schedule your test drive, or check out our Spark inventory online to pick your flavor today. Don’t forget that you can also create your deal online with our new Shop-Click-Drive program and we will gladly bring your new Spark to your front door – anywhere in the country!
You can also watch these videos to learn more about the Chevy Spark.