Two years after its complete redesign, the 2017 Chevy Spark is surely the tiniest car in Chevy’s lineup, but don’t let its size fool you. The affordable and cute-as-a-dang-button Spark is an intriguing and appealing subcompact that puts other small cars to shame. And it’s available right now for lease or purchase at McCarthy/Morse, your hometown Chevrolet dealership near Kansas City. Check out these five reasons why this new kid on the block should be a new car in your garage.
5) Super Low MSRP
It’s no surprise when a subcompact car comes with a subcompact price tag. But when you take a peek at the new 2017 Spark, you might just drop a jaw at its affordable MSRP. Compare the base Spark to competitors like the Beetle or Mini Cooper, and you’re looking at a few thousand dollars in savings, especially when taking advantage of additional Chevy offers here at McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet. Even decking out the highest trim (Spark 2LT) with every available feature won’t break the bank.
4) A Nimble Sub
Like other cars in its class, the ’17 Spark is ideal for commuters in larger, urban hubs like Kansas City. What makes the Spark excel is its enhanced maneuverability. It’s shorter than other subcompacts and has an extremely tight turning radius, allowing it to fit into just about any parking spot larger than a sardine tin. Its agile nature shines as well on the road as it does in your grocery store’s parking lot, too, thanks to supple steering and a confidence-inspiring suspension system.
3) The Little Engine that Does
Producing just a tick under 100 horsepower—98 hp, to be exact—the 1.4L EcoTec four-cylinder engine in the 2017 Chevrolet Spark is no top-dog, but its bite is as prominent as its bark. It delivers a highly satisfying bit of get-up-and-go that isn’t often found in cars of its stature. Marry the engine with the optional CVT, which regulates power through two configurations rather than the single-setup you’d typically see, and you’re rewarded with a cruise-worthy amount of pep and up to 38 mpg on the highway. For a non-hybrid car, that fuel economy rating is certainly on the high end.
2) Safe & Sound
Chevrolet stuck a formula that worked by utilizing the same body structure and frame as the previous redesigned Spark, which was one of only a handful of subcompact cars to receive an IIHS Top Safety Pick nod. In addition to its body, other standard safety features include a rearview camera, rear parking assist system, and ten airbags. Optional active-safety systems are also available, including blind-spot alerts, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning, all of which are rarely available in other small cars. And with excellent mirror placement and wide-spanning windows, outward and side-view vision is no problem.
1) High-Tech Tech
And the number one reason you’ll love your new Chevy Spark is its available and standard technology. Every 2017 Spark comes standard with a refreshing instrumentation cluster, rearview camera, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, OnStar capability, and a remarkable 7-inch touchscreen with Chevy MyLink infotainment and audio streaming integration.
Along with a well-designed instrumentation panel, the MyLink system is the Spark’s pride and joy. It flawlessly integrates modern tech like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity—both of these features are a rare commodity in this class—into one screen that can be swiped, pinched, and prodded as if it were a smartphone. In fact, with MyLink at the helm of your ride, your smartphone might be obsolete (we said might be).
Test Out a 2017 Chevy Spark in Overland Park
With the brand-new Spark, Chevrolet proves that simplicity is a virtue. Compared to the pricier Fit or Versa, the Chevy Spark stands out as one of the more practical and feature-rich subcompact cars on the road. At McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet, we’d like to invite you to take the 2017 Spark for a spin around the block and then back to your home. Contact our sales team at 866-453-2062 to schedule a test drive or swing by our Chevrolet dealership near Kansas City. We’re located at 9201 Metcalf Ave in Overland Park, KS, just minutes from Shawnee and Leawood.