The New 2022 Chevrolet Spark
If you are looking for a reliable, fuel-efficient, compact city car, check out the new 2022 Chevrolet Spark. The Spark is a subcompact hatchback that undoubtedly delivers strong value for money, thanks to excellent fuel economy, low starting price, and a comprehensive list of standard features. It boasts a winning compact design, intuitive infotainment system, user-friendly tech, and various eye-catching colors, making it a standout on the road.
The New 2022 Chevrolet Spark Trims
The Spark is available in four trim levels: LS, 1LT, 2LT, and ACTIV. All the models come with a 1.4-liter engine that delivers 98 horsepower and 94 lb-ft of torque. Standard units come with a five-speed manual gear with a CVT option available as an upgrade
Spark LS is the base trim with a perfect mix of all the features you expect in a mid-level hatchback. This model starts you off with 15-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, manual windows, mirrors, and door locks. It also comes with a height-adjustable driver’s seat that lets you have better control over the vehicle while eliminating fatigue on longer drives. Other notable features include 60/40-split folding rear seat, two USB ports, a 7-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility.
- Space when you need it: A 60/40 Split folding rear seat allows you to make space when you need it most
- Infotainment at your fingertips: With a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto you’re sure to have everything you need with the touch of a button.
2022 Chevrolet Spark 1LT
Spark 1LT has a well-balanced combination of safety and comfort features along with exterior and interior improvements over the Spark LS. Some notable improvements include power windows, mirrors, door locks, heated mirrors, audio, phone controls on the steering wheel, cruise control, satellite radio, and remote keyless entry. You can also get a few added options to your Spark 1LT, such as a sunroof and Spark Special Edition package. The package includes black-painted wheels and black painted grille.
- Controls at the wheel: No need to reach to adjust volume, everything is readily available on your steering wheel with this trim
- Optional Upgrades: Black out your ride with the special edition package and throw in a sunroof with the optional upgrades available
2022 Chevrolet Activ
If you are looking for a compact, fuel-efficient car that handles a bit rough terrain well, the Activ has you covered. This model comes with a range of exceptional features over the other two earlier trims, including black plastic rocker panels and bumpers, roof racks, heated front seats, non-projector headlights, and leatherette upholstery. Other notable features include power windows, foglights, protective door plates, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a unique front grille. However, the color options and interior features are like those of 1LT. It suffices to say, the edge that Activ has over the 1LT are the off-roader capabilities, leather upholstery, rear parking sensors, and heated seats.
- Luxury Interior: Leatherette heated seats, leather wrapped steering wheel, and rear parking sensors bring the Activ trim to the next level.
- Off-road inspired exterior: Rocker panels and bumpers, roof-racks, fog lights, and a unique front grill give the Activ a look that stands out.
2022 Chevrolet Spark 2LT
The Spark 2LT is the top trim that takes all the 1LT features and adds some more to make it livelier. Like all the other models, the Spark 2LT manual features a 1.4L Inline-4 Gas engine that renders 94 lb/ft of torque and 98 horsepower. It comes with a front-wheel drive and five-speed manual transmission. This trim boast chrome door handles and trimming, upgraded driver information, top-notch driver display, simulated leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, and rear parking alerts. That said, you still must pay extra to get additional features, including a Driver Confidence package (CVT only). The package includes automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning.
- Chrome features: Enjoy chrome door handles and trimming throughout the vehicle
- Driver Confidence Package Upgrade: Upgrade to this package to get automatic emergency breaking and lane departure warning.
Outstanding features of the New 2022 Chevrolet Spark
As mentioned earlier, all the 2022 Spark models are equipped with a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 98 horsepower and 94 pound-feet of torque. The standard model has a five-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive, although a CVT option is available. Despite its modest power, the 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine hauls the Spark off the ground with surprising ease while providing adequate pep for maneuvering and keeping pace with city traffic. Typically, zero to 60mph takes around 11 seconds, making it the perfect car for busy city streets that limits speeds.
The 2022 Spark gets an estimated 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway when paired with the CVT. The manual transmission gets an estimated rating of 29 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Undoubtedly the Spark delivers one of the best fuel economies you can find with cars in the same category.
Ride and Handling
2022 Spark gives the best performance when driving in the city. It comes with a tight turning radius that allows for outstanding maneuverability on narrow streets and lets you squeeze into difficult parking spaces. It also offers a taut suspension that helps maintain stability through turns while providing cushioning from blows when driving through rough roads. The breaks are reliable and provide great stopping power when a need arises.
2022 Spark provides remarkable safety features, including a range of standard driver assistance features such as rearview cameras, 10 airbags, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and rear parking sensors.
Despite lacking in length, the 2022 Spark offers plenty of height that provides generous headroom rare with other subcompact hatchbacks in the same category. Unlike the standard arrangement of five seats, this car is a four-seater, meaning occupants get plenty of room inside. It also boasts nice interior designs, including a center console and air vents located at each end of the dashboard.
At first sight, the 2022 Spark looks like it has only two passenger doors. Chevrolet engineers managed to cleverly camouflage the handles for the rear doors. This results in a more agreeable and stylish look. Specifically, the 1LT trim is a special edition package that offers stylish black grill and black finished alloy wheels. The Activ trim boasts a slightly raised suspension that raises the car height by half an inch. It also boasts a roof rack, side mirrors housings, and more. The 2LT boasts all the mentioned features of 1LT and Activ while adding more to the chrome.
The luggage area behind the rear seats measures approximately 11.1 cubic feet. You can fold the rear seats in a 60/40 configuration to get extra space. When the seats are folded, you get a maximum cargo space of 27.2 cubic feet.
Chevrolet covers the 2022 Spark with a three-year or 36000-mile limited warranty, whichever comes first. Chevrolet also offers a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
The Final Call
The 2022 Chevy Spark undeniably delivers a mix of exceptional features, including affordable pricing, city-friendly maneuverability, and user-friendly tech features. The Spark also gets good ratings on excellent fuel efficiency. Importantly, you will love the compact size that makes parking and maneuverability a breeze and an unmatched touchscreen infotainment system that enhances connectivity. If you have further questions about the new 2022 Chevy Spark, don’t hesitate to contact us today or come into Patriot Chevrolet of Bartlesville to see it for yourself. If you’re interested in more of Chevy’s top models, be sure to check out our research hub!
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