The 2019 Chevrolet Spark does make an excellent urban minicar choice. It has an appeal of its own that appeases a particular sector of car buyers, who need a comfort cabin that can ease out their daily commute drudgeries.

To start with, we can describe the 2019 Chevrolet Spark as a five-door minicar that comes in numerous trim levels each having its own unique identity and personality.

At one of the popular showrooms of the Smithfield Chevrolet dealer, we got the opportunity to explore the entire lineup of the 2019 Chevrolet Spark that consists of trim models named as the Base LS, mid-level 1LT, and range-topping 2LT. There is another trim available in the lineup named the Spark Activ, that wears a unique body style with a bit of higher ride height. All the trim versions of the 2019 Chevrolet Spark are configured as front-wheel drives.

What Changed for Better this Year

For this year 2019, the Chevrolet Spark lineup rises higher in its overall rating because of a few enhancements done by the manufacturer. We can start counting with the new low-speed automatic emergency braking feature to be introduced as an optional feature exclusively on the Spark 2LT trim, that makes this minicar to be the first one that can stop all by itself if the system can detect anyslightest probability of collision.

Next comes an upgraded infotainment system that gets a new updated software, a 7.0-inch touchscreen display, compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software and a pair of USB ports. The range topping 2LT models receive nice luxury appointments like keyless ignition, synthetic  upholstery, power features that help the 2019 model year of Chevrolet Spark weigh higher in its class in the matter of feature count.

Mechanical Specifications

Chevrolet chooses a 1.4-liter inline-4 engine to power all the trim versions of the 2019 Spark that can only make 98 horsepower after being hooked up to a 5-speed manual transmission. This combination is set as the standard powertrain, while you can also opt for a continuously variable transmission (CVT) if that suits you better. This powertrain which might apparently feel less motivating is aiming at a low running cost for the owners. But that is because Chevrolet wanted the 2019 Spark to be better-suited for in-town driving that doesn’t need a jovial workhorse but a patient turtle that can survive the jam packed traffic and frequent halts at the signals.

A Word of Appreciation

We got to know from a sales executive at the Smithfield Chevrolet that the 2019 Spark from Chevrolet is often appreciated by the automobile experts because of its approach towards city driving. In the era of crossover SUVs, where all the vehicles are joining the same rat race, the Chevrolet Spark chose to stay back and address the concern of the buyers who need a vehicle that is suitable for the daily commute with a low running cost. The 2019 Chevrolet Spark is hence one of the best economic cars that returns 30 mpg city, 38 highway, 33 combined with the optional CVT  while with the standard 5-speed manual transmission the rating counts as 29/39/33 in the respective speeds.