2013 Chevrolet Spark First Drive & Review

The 2013 Chevrolet Spark is one of the smallest cars you that you can buy in America today. At just 144.7 inches long, it is 2 inches shorter than a MINI Cooper.

It is in fact the smallest four door car sold in America and it directly competes with cars like the Scion IQ, the Mazda 2, the Fiat 500 and even the Smart car.

Because the Chevy Spark is actually taller than all of these cars, it feels airy and roomy inside. In fact four adults will fit into the Spark, but just don’t except any race car performance because the Spark comes with a little 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine that’s rated at 84 horsepower and produces only 83 pound-feet of torque.

The 2013 Chevrolet Spark will be the cheapest, smallest vehicle General Motors offers in the United States. This is a cheap car to begin with and, in order to keep prices low, Chevrolet has kept everything simple. An old-school four-speed automatic transmission is optional while a long-throw five-speed manual comes standard. If you want to get the most out of the 84 hp hamster-wheel, stick with the five-speed manual.

One noteworthy (optional) idea that skirts brilliance for the Spark is the MyLink system. Simply put, this system takes your cellphone/smartphone and can put many of its apps on its seven-inch screen. So, download the right navigation app on your phone and you’ll can use it through the seven-inch screen. It’s that simple and it works with many music, navigation and entertainment apps.

Check out this first drive review as Nathan checks out the Spark.