The Chevrolet Spark is one of the smallest 4-door cars on sale, which helps distinguish it from other extra-compacts like the Smart ForTwo and the Scion iQ. It's a minimalist car with modern features, and a joyful little car to boot. The shape looks cheerfully designed with a spark to it. Yes, pun intended. Inside, the dashboard is simple, with a large speedometer fringed by a digital gauge with extra information. It's a teeny vehicle. The Sonic is more than a foot longer than the Spark. As the only 5-door in its size category, the Spark wins the practicality war against cars like the Fiat 500 and MINI 3-door hardtop. The bit larger Mitsubishi Mirage 5-door is a competitor as well, but it is slotted somewhere between the minicar and subcompact. The Spark is also taller than its main competitors, which provides both driver and passenger a better view that helps visibility when buried in a sea of SUVs. It is a lot easier to get people and things in and out of the back seat with the Spark's extra doors, even though the interior is just as tight as in those rival models. Four small to medium adults can fit inside, but if any taller, they'll likely want to keep the journeys short since their elbows will be touching. Chevy offers the Spark in three trim levels: LS, 1LT and 2LT. Entry level prices start at about $13K. All Spark trims come standard with a version of the Chevrolet MyLink connectivity system, apps for Pandora internet radio and Stitcher Smart Radio. The base LS model comes with A/C, a trip computer, power windows, a rear wiper, OnStar built in, a flip-forward 60/40-split folding rear seat, and 15-inch alloy wheels,. The mid-level 1LT model includes power locks, power mirrors, steering-wheel audio controls, Bluetooth pairing, satellite radio, cruise control, and an audio system with a 7.0-inch color touchscreen, The top-of-the-line 2LT trim level adds different alloy wheels, trim upgrades, and even heated seats. Chevrolet also added the GogoLink embedded navigation and real-time traffic application. One important change after the Spark's first year on the market was that only, a 4-speed automatic was available for an extra $925. That transmission was slow-reacting and didn't do the small car many favors. However a CVT, which is a better match for the car was provided after 2014. The standard 5-speed manual makes for the most fun in a Spark, and also requires no added investment.