2022 Chevrolet Spark vs. Its Competition

2022 Chevrolet Spark
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Three automakers offer fresh takes on subcompact motoring: Nissan, Hyundai, and Kia.

Truthfully, you can’t go wrong with any of them.

The Versa is remarkably grown-up, the Accent is stylish, and the Rio may be the best all-rounder of the bunch.

Mitsubishi’s Mirage also exists, but so do used cars for under $20,000.

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Quick Specs
4.0
The 2022 Chevrolet Spark is basic transportation with few frills and fewer thrills.
5.0
The 2021 Hyundai Accent is cheap and cheerful, but chintzy on safety.
5.3
The 2021 Kia Rio feels bigger than its subcompact size, but skips some big-boy features.
3.7
The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage is a cheap car that looks, drives, and feels like one.
6.2
The 2021 Nissan Versa doesn’t claim the cheapest-car title anymore—and it doesn’t look, feel, or drive like it anymore, either.
MSRP From    
$13,600$15,395$16,050$14,295$14,980
Gas Mileage    
29 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy33 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy33 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Subcompact CarCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name    
4-Door HB Manual LSSE Sedan ManualLX IVTES ManualS Manual
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
45555
Passenger Doors    
4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
HatchbackSedanSedanHatchbackSedan
Transmission    
ManualManual w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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