2016 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2016 Ford Fiesta
The 2016 Chevrolet Spark and the 2016 Ford Fiesta are both small hatchbacks 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.
Comfort and Convenience
Both the Ford Fiesta and the Chevy Spark are 5-door hatchbacks, and while the Fiesta is slightly larger, the amount of front headroom is virtually the same: 39.0 inches in the Chevy, and 39.1 inches in the Ford. There’s also more cargo space in the Spark—11.10 cubic feet with all the seats in place, and 27.20 cubic feet with the back seats down, compared to 14.9 and 25.4 respectively in the Fiesta.
Both of these compact vehicles also come well-equipped with convenient features such as keyless entry, MP3 player, and Bluetooth, but the Spark adds a number of features that are not standard in the Fiesta, including:
- Rearview camera
- In-vehicle WiFi hotspot
- Automatic headlights
- A/C power outlet
Powertrain and Performance
The Spark is also more efficient than the Fiesta. Take a look at the EPA estimated figures:
- The Chevy Spark earns an EPA-estimated 30 city/41 highway with manual transmission, and 31 mpg city/41 mpg highway with available continuously variable transmission.
- The Ford Fiesta with manual transmission rates at a decent 28 mpg city/36 mpg highway, while equipped with the automatic it delivers an EPA estimated 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway.
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 we’ll be happy to show you why the Spark is the clear winner in this comparison.