The 2019 Chevrolet Spark is a stylish 5-door subcompact passenger hatchback that’s surely small but quite big on space, entertainment, technology, performance and mileage. First debuted as the Daewoo Matiz, the car is now produced by General Motors, Korea and is in its fourth generation of production. Though small in size, there are some notable features that we found at Jacksonville Chevrolet dealership in the 2019 Chevrolet Spark that are worth exploring.
Exterior Color and Features
The Spark is available in an unbelievable range of 10 attractive exterior colors to suit every style with the Caribbean Blue Metallic, Red Hot and Orange Burst Metallic, Raspberry and Passion Fruit quite unique and popular as they stand out. The Spark is available in four different trims, the LS, 1LT, 2LT and ACTIV with manual and automatic engine variants. The ACTIV has some notable features on the outside that declare its preparedness for adventure with the availability of a raised suspension, unique bumpers, fender trim, rocker panel, roof rails and multiple skid plates.
A two layered double front grille is another noticeable feature of the spark with the upper grill carrying the signature logo. The body has glass with solar absorbingto keep the inside cool. The headlamps are halogen with automatic exterior lamp control and daytime running lamps standard across all the trims. All trims come with body color door handles except the 2LT trim which comes with chrome door handles and chrome liftgate trim. Rear spoiler is standard across all trims.
The 2019 Spark features some notable and smart interior features the provide safety, comfort, driving assistance, entertainment and connectivity. You have a standard rear-view camera that relays the images to the 7-inch diagonal touch screen and digital display, 10 standard airbags and Apple Car Play compatibility. Standard highlights include 2 USB ports, Cabin Air Filters, a smart Driver Information Center, 12-volt power outlet and a multi-tilt steering column.
All trims above the base LS come with a 6-speaker audio system and a Bluetooth handsfree with streaming audio capability is standard across all the trims. The climate control across all the trims is manual and single zone but has a good air cabin filter to prevent entry of dust and pollen. The lighting and dimming instrument panel cluster quite cool. Again all trims except the LS come with steering mounted vehicle controls and the steering is leather wrapped from the 2LT upwards. All trims again have high-back bucket seats in front and split folding seats on the rear to make way for extra cargo space when required. The stitched trims on the seating adds a touch of luxury but all about loads of comfort through ergonomic design and durable materials. Outside temperature display is quite useful and the tire pressure monitoring and theft deterrent system on all the trims above the LS is quite notable.
Engine, Performance and Handling
The Spark comes in FWD Manual and Automatic Transmissions choices. All the trims are fitted with a 1.4L ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine that delivers 98 horsepower and 94 lb-ft of torque over a 5-speed manual or CVT transmission. Some great features we were shown at Jacksonville Chevrolet includes the Hill Start Assist and Electronic Stability Control with traction control.