The Spark separates itself with surprising levels of grip, a stable ride, and nimble handling. Road noise isn't intrusive, and it takes rough pavement to unsettle the suspension. Unlike some competitors, the Spark feels like it was put together well.
The interior is sparse but pleasant, with an attractive layout and a respectable infotainment system. The base LS is stuck with manual windows and locks, but most trims offer strong feature-per-dollar value. With the departure of the Honda Fit, the Chevy Spark is among the frontrunners for heir to the economy-hatch throne.