2013 Chevrolet Spark Starts at $12,200

Although it's been on sale overseas since 2008, GM's tiny Spark will hit U.S. dealerships later this year with a less-than-tiny base price. Chevrolet's new-for-2013 Spark will start at $12,200. It may sound like a bargain, but Chevy's bigger Sonic starts only slightly higher at $13,865, though the Spark has standard power windows and the Sonic doesn't.

The subcompact four-door hatchback slots below the Sonic in Chevy's lineup. Power comes from a small 85-horsepower, 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine. A five-speed manual is standard; a four-speed automatic is available for $925, Chevy says.

Three trim levels will be offered: base LS, 1LT and 2LT.

Full pricing from Chevy is below:

Spark LS starts at $12,200 and includes:

  • Standard 1.2-liter Ecotec engine and five-speed manual transmission
  • Standard convenience features including air conditioning, power windows, rear window wiper, auxiliary input jack, outside temperature display and trip computer
  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • Comprehensive safety package including 10 airbags, electronic stability control with traction control and brake assist
  • OnStar Directions & Connections plan standard with six-month introductory subscription

Spark 1LT starts at $13,700 and adds:

  • Standard 7-inch color touch-screen radio with Chevrolet MyLink, Bluetooth connectivity for select phones, steering-wheel audio controls, USB port and Sirius XM Radio with three-month trial subscription
  • Other standard convenience features include power door locks with keyless entry, theft deterrent system, outside power mirrors, floormats, visor mirrors and cruise control

Spark 2LT starts at $15,000 and adds:

  • Unique 15-inch alloy wheels 
  • Fog lamps
  • Exterior appearance enhancements including silver painted roof rails; chrome liftgate handle, exhaust outlet and belt line molding; body-colored lower rocker molding; front and rear body-colored sport fascias with unique front upper and lower grille inserts
  • Leatherette seats, heated front seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel

All prices exclude a $795 destination fee. Five colors will be available: Salsa, Jalapeno, Denim, Lemonade and Techno Pink.



Nice...too bad you will never see one at 12,200 on a car lot. Maybe 13,125 with the AT. It's a shame dealers don't order stripped down base models. More than likely you'll see dealers have this in the $15,000 range. Most Sonics in my area are in the 18,000 range...some over 20k


Wait, those 5 are the only colors? Bad idea Chevy, you need to at least have black and white for the less bombastic among us.

Also it's probably standard across the board, but does the car have power steering? Generally it's assumed, but in a car this small it could actually go without and be OK.


Chevrolet's website shows 8 colors: Salsa, Jalapeno, Denim, Lemonade,Techno Pink, Summit white, Silver Ice and (for an additional $175) Black Granite Metallic.


No sunroof option?


I bought my spark LS for 12,250 off the lot. White in color


I bought mine for $9999 in Oregon. I tow it behind my mh. Get 37 MPG. Fun to drive.

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