The 2019 Chevrolet Spark is in the segment of small hatchbacks that are popular to Filipino buyers because of their price tags and apparent drivability within confined spaces. It’s regarded as an entry-level Chevy, a city cruiser, which also begs the question: what’s inside this small car that makes it different from the other mini subcompacts?
Let’s take a closer look at the Chevrolet Spark’s interior to see how it stands as a minute city car.
What you will like: Easy to operate, relatively roomy, comfortable seats, commendable NVH insulation, seat height adjuster for the driver
What you won’t like: Extensive use of piano black plastic, storage points in the rear cabin are at a bare minimum
Step inside the Chevy Spark and you’ll notice that it’s a bit roomier than the other mini subcompact hatchbacks. The cabin has an open feeling, plus the expected hard plastics in the cabin aren't going to touch your knees if you’re of my height at 5’6”. It's also easy to find a comfortable driving position since the driver's seat has a height adjuster. Other than the textured hard plastics, the other materials used are polyurethane (dashboard and steering wheel) and piano black plastics. The front cabin is also showered with cubbyholes and other storage areas but sadly, the rear end has been devoid of this luxury as it’s left with only a single cupholder by the center console.
As always, there’s a qualm with Chevrolet’s extensive use of piano black plastics in its cabin. It’s found on key touchpoints of the car, mainly on the door panels, on the center console, and in front of the passenger right above the storage area.
Nevertheless, the Spark’s easy to operate, plus the seats are soft and comfortable even in long journeys. The flat rear bench may not support your back but the extra leg-room gives you options for your seating position.
The space behind the rear seats of the Spark isn’t much, honestly. At 195-Liters, space is biased vertically, which means space is a bit narrow. I was able to fit a standard-sized stroller in it but that basically fills up the entire space. A few more knapsacks could fill the gaps, though, and you will need to remove the tonneau to maximize the space. The rear backrests also don't fold flat to the floor, so additional trunk volume isn't significant at all.
As a consolation, the trunk area of the Spark is lit at one side.
97 hp @ 6,200 rpm
Chevrolet Spark 1.4 CVT Premier
Number of Cylinders
Number of Valves
Continuously Variable Transmission
Max Output (HP)
97 hp @ 6,200 rpm
Max Torque (nm)
128 Nm @ 4,400 rpm
Economy & Environment
Number of Doors
Number of Seats
Safety & Security
Front Passenger's Airbag
Electronic Brake Distribution
with Anti-lock Braking System
Electronic Door Locks
Speed Sensing Door Locks
Lane Departure Warning System
Blind-Spot Detection System
Front Parking Sensors
Rear Parking Sensors
Push Start Button
Wheels Metal Type
Mylink System Touch Screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Aux, USB, and Bluetooth via 6 speakers