Used Chevrolet Spark (2010 - 2015) Review

Review by Kieren Puffett on
Last Updated: 11 Jul 2013
3.5
The funky-looking Chevrolet Spark is the replacement for the Matiz, but it's a huge step forward in terms of comfort and quality. Like the car it replaces, it's a five-door that's designed to carry four adults and is ideal for city and town driving with light steering.

Chevrolet Spark (10-15)
Good value for money, comfortable and easy to drive, ample rear passenger space, cheap to run
Some cheap feeling interior plastics, entry-level model is sparsely equipped

New price range:

£7,375 - £11,195

Used price range:

£598 - £3,503

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

The funky-looking Chevrolet Spark is the replacement for the Matiz, but it's a huge step forward in terms of comfort and quality. Like the car it replaces, it's a five-door that's designed to carry four adults and is ideal for city and town driving with light steering. But there are few other similarities with the Matiz. For starters, the Spark is very distinctive and bold, while inside it has a neatly styled cabin, which although not especially sophisticated, is a big improvement in terms of comfort and refinement.

It has responsive steering and feels happy at motorway speeds too, while both engines in the range are economical. There's even good space for passengers in the back. But what really sells the Spark is its value for money and low running costs, making it an ideal town runabout.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 5-dr version easy of entry into vehicle, good leg room both at front and back seats.  

3 out of 5

Richard Hallows ,   22 Jun 2015    ... read more

 Having 5 doors air conditioning and central locking.  

4 out of 5

Richard Webb ,   19 May 2014    ... read more

 Very practical, easy to park and drives very well.  

5 out of 5

Neil Struthers ,   25 Jun 2012    ... read more

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