2017 Chevrolet Spark Activ
Category : 2017 Cars
However, its ride height is. The Spark Activ is mechanically identical to the front-wheel drive, second-generation Spark hatchback introduced to the U.
And it offers an array of optional active-safety systems (only on the top 2LT trim level) that are very rarely found on smaller cars, making it by far the most advanced minicar on the market. Together with the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback and Mirage G4 sedan and the Nissan Versa sedan, it’s one of just four U. This new engine has been optimized for efficiency with variable valve timing and low-friction roller-finger followers for its 16 valves. This second generation of Spark has more substantial and adult looks, slightly more power, and some sophisticated features found neither in other minicars nor its predecessor. GENERAL MOTORS DE MÉXICO, S. 4 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 5. The interior of the Spark can shock onlookers; it doesn’t appear to offer much room, but its tall stance gives enough headroom to accommodate four actual adults, who will sit upright and close, but not at all hunched over
-market new cars that start under ,000 (including destination charge, as is Car and Driver policy), putting the Spark in the rare position of needing to be just slightly better than crappy to earn the “best in class” title. With a starting price of ,535, the Chevrolet Spark leaves no doubt about what it’s intended to be: affordable transportation. Together with the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback and Mirage G4 sedan and the Nissan Versa sedan, it’s one of just four U.
Ride quality is much improved, and body motions are well damped, with infrequent extra oscillations from the front strut or rear torsion-beam suspension. Chevrolet claims the new unibody is stiffer than its predecessor’s and that this allowed for a finer degree of chassis tuning. The wheelbase stretch also is noticeable, instilling a greater sense of stability and making highway travel slightly more pleasant. The brakes, like the chassis, proved stout, not in outright stopping power—the 177-foot stop from 70 mph is merely adequate and no better than the last Spark—but in resistance to fade during repeated use.
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