The three-door Fiat 500 and MINI Cooper are the two strongest rivals to the Spark, although both of those models are far more upscale in features--much more expensive, too.
The MINI is fun to drive in a way the budget-minded Spark can't muster, although the Spark's dashboard and smartphone integration is light-years ahead of the MINI's messy dials and switches.
The Fiat is also endowed with a charisma and style that's unparalleled in the Chevy.
The Mitsubishi i is the only other five-door hatchback, and it too has good interior space for its dimensions, but it's only available as an electric car with a low 62-mile range, and it sells only in small volumes -- so small that there never was a 2013 model.
A pair of microcars--the Scion iQ and Smart Fortwo--are also rivals, although they're lacking the Spark's versatility.
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