If the Sonic is too far out of your price range, Chevrolet is offering the little 2013 Spark LS in the United States for $12,995 plus delivery. For that, you get wheels, an 82.5-horse 1.2-liter Ecotec engine, a five-speed manual trans, 10 air bags (not sure where they all fit), air conditioning, power windows, OnStar, an auxiliary input jack and 15-inch alloys.
Step up to the Spark 1LT for $14,495 and things get more interesting. It’s on this trim level that Chevy MyLink becomes standard, along with Bluetooth, steering wheel audio controls, a USB port and Sirius XM Radio. There’s also the added convenience of power door locks, remote keyless entry, power mirrors, visor mirrors, cruise control and an alarm system.
For $15,795, the Spark 2LT will build on the 1LT package by adding its own set of 15-inch alloy wheels, a pair of fog lamps, silver painted roof rails (hey, look!), a chrome lift gate handle, chromed exhaust outlet and chromed beltline molding. There’s also body-colored lower rocker molding, and finally front and rear body-color sport fascias with unique front upper and lower grille inserts.
A 4-speed automatic transmission is available on all models for $925. The only other available options include an engine block heater for $75 and Black Granite paint for $195.