2016 Chevrolet Spark vs. The 2016 Fiat 500
The 2016 Chevrolet Spark and the 2016 Fiat 500 are both subcompact cars that provide you with fun-to-drive transportation in and around the city. If you’re looking for an affordable, efficient hatchback, then either one will fit the bill. That said, they aren’t identical cars—they come in at different prices and they’re considerably different under the skin. Take a look:
Price and Value
The Chevy Spark comes in at $12,660 to start. The 2016 Fiat 500 will set you back $17,495. What do you think you’ll get for that $4,800 price premium on the Fiat?
Comfort and Convenience
The Fiat 500 is a two door hatchback, while the Chevy Spark has four doors plus the hatch. That should make it easier for rear seat passengers to get in and out. On top of that, the Fiat has less space. The Chevy Spark has more front and rear head room, leg room, shoulder room, and hip room. That’s every dimension. Plus, the Spark offers more cargo space with all seats in place, at 11.1 cubic feet, compared to the 9.5 cubic foot cargo capacity in the Fiat.
Powertrain and Performance
Both of these cars get efficient little four-cylinder engines. That said, they aren’t equals when it comes fuel economy:
- The Chevy Spark with manual earns an EPA-estimated 34 mpg in combined with 30 city/41 highway With the continuously variable transmission, the Spark gets 31 mpg city/41 mpg highway/35 mpg combined.
- The Fiat 500 does worse with either transmission available. The manual gets the 500 an EPA estimated 31 mpg city/40 mpg highway/34 mpg combined. The Automatic transmission only rates at 27 mpg city/34 mpg highway/27 mpg combined.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
The Fiat offers only 4-years/50,000-miles worth of powertrain coverage. The Spark is covered by 5-years/60,000-miles worth of powertrain coverage. The Chevy Spark is also sold with two years of regularly schedule maintenance. The Fiat offers nothing like that.
Visit Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Chicago
Come drive the Spark at Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Chicago today. We’re your local Park Ridge and Chicagoland Chevy dealer and our showroom is located at 5333 W. Irving Park Rd. in Chicago, IL. Stop by to find out more about the current Spark or any other Chevy model.