2016 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2016 Fiat 500

At a time when more people in Florence and Cincinnati are thinking about how to spend their money smartly while still getting a vehicle that meets certain high-tech standards, more people are turning to the subcompact segment. The 2016 Chevrolet Spark is at the forefront of this group, coming completely redesigned this year with a new powertrain under the hood and many more advanced features to choose from. It faces competition from the 2016 Fiat 500. See how they compare, and then check out the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Spark at Tom Gill Chevrolet in Florence, KY.

A First Look at Both Cars



If you’re looking for a bargain in the subcompact class, it’s tough to beat the 2016 Chevrolet Spark.

  • 2016 Chevrolet Spark Price: MSRP from $12,660 to $17,285

  • 2016 Fiat 500: MSRP from $16,995 to $23,925


Paying less for a vehicle doesn’t mean getting less. The 2016 Chevrolet Spark comes standard with 15-inch alloy wheels, while the 2016 Fiat 500 only gets 15-inch steel wheels. Additionally, even the base trim of the Chevrolet Spark gets the automaker’s advanced OnStar telematics system with automatic crash notification, emergency roadside assistance, vehicle theft assistance, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi. While more expensive versions of the Fiat 500 get telematics, even the most sophisticated version of this model lacks an Internet hotspot.

Fuel Economy

One of the main reasons buyers choose a vehicle in this class is to save money at the gas tank. Here again, the 2016 Chevrolet Spark edges out the competition. Its all-new 1.4L inline-four engine comes fitted with a five-speed manual or continuously variable transmission. With the latter, it achieves EPA estimates of 41 mpg highway and 31 mpg city. Meanwhile, the 2016 Fiat 500 also gets a 1.4L four-cylinder engine, but the transmission choices are a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic. Fuel economy tops out just under the Chevrolet Spark at 40 mpg highway and 31 mpg city, according to the EPA.

Passenger and Cargo Space

Both of these vehicles come with standard seating for up to four passengers, but the 2016 Chevrolet Spark offers more passenger and standard cargo space. Inside the cabin, drivers and passengers can enjoy a total interior volume of 94.1 cubic feet. Behind the rear seat, there’s 11.1 cubic feet of cargo space to work with. The interior volume of the 2016 Fiat 500 measures just 84.9 cubic feet, and there’s only 9.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat.

Find the 2016 Chevrolet Spark at Tom Gill Chevrolet

If you like the sound of the 2016 Chevrolet Spark, you can test drive it and finance it today at Tom Gill Chevrolet, your Cincinnati-area Chevrolet dealer at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!