2016 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2016 Fiat 500
The 2016 Chevrolet Spark and the 2016 Fiat 500 are both subcompact crossover utility vehicles that offer a combination of fun-to-drive dynamics, high fuel economy, and useful interiors. Either one might satisfy most drivers in the Merrillville area looking for a car in this genre, but if you’re looking for the best choice you should read on to see how they actually stack up.
Price and Value
The Chevy Spark costs a minimum of $12,660 to start. The 2016 Fiat 500 starts at more than $4,000 over that price, with a minimum MSRP of $16,995. That’s a hefty chunk of change that’s hard to ignore if you’re shopping in this affordable segment.
Comfort and Convenience
The Fiat 500 is exclusively a two-door hatchback, while the Chevy Spark makes it easier to get in and out of the rear seats with two rear doors. The Fiat also has less space than the Chevy Spark, which provides more front and rear head room, leg room, shoulder room, and hip room, when compared to the Fiat. The Spark also offers more cargo space, with a capacity of 11.1 cubic feet with all seats in place, compared to the 9.5 cubic foot cargo capacity in the Fiat.
Powertrain and Performance
The Spark is also more efficient than the Fiat. Take a look at the EPA estimated figures:
- The Chevy Spark earns an EPA-estimated 30 city/41 highway/34 mpg combined with manual transmission, and 31 mpg city/41 mpg highway/35 mpg combined with available continuously variable transmission.
- The Fiat 500 with manual transmission rates at a decent 31 mpg city/40 mpg highway/34 mpg combined, while the automatic equipped Fiat 500 falls far behind with an EPA estimated 27 mpg city/34 mpg highway/27 mpg combined.
Visit Mike Anderson Chevrolet
Test drive the latest Chevy Spark at Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Merrillville, at 1550 E. 61st Ave. in Merrillville, IN, just a few minutes west of Gary. We’re the leading local Merrillville area Chevy dealer, and when you take a hard look at these cars, the Spark is the clear winner in this comparison.