2021 Chevrolet Spark vs. Its Competition

2021 Chevrolet Spark
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Spark competes in a dwindling class of minicars that have suffered during low gas prices.

It’s only a hatchback, while the Mitsubishi Mirage is offered as a sedan or a hatchback, neither of which have anything going for them other than a low price.

Better choices include the Nissan Versa and Toyota Yaris.

Both are bigger and better built.

The Yaris is more fun to drive, while the Versa doesn’t feel so downmarket.

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Quick Specs
4.0
The 2021 Chevrolet Spark is one of the cheapest ways to get a new-car warranty, though it’s simple and uninspired.
3.3
The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage ranks near the bottom of our ratings, but gets excellent gas mileage.
5.8
The 2020 Nissan Versa isn't the cheapest car anymore–look to the Chevy Spark or Mitsubishi Mirage for that–and that's a good thing.
5.3
The 2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback returns as a complement to the subcompact sedan.
MSRP From   
$13,400$13,995$14,830$15,650
Gas Mileage   
29 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy33 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class   
Subcompact CarCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name   
4-Door HB Manual LSES ManualS ManualL Manual (GS)
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
4555
Passenger Doors   
4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
HatchbackHatchbackSedanSedan
Transmission   
ManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage2021 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2020 Nissan Versa2021 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2020 Toyota Yaris