2016 Chevrolet Spark vs. the 2016 Ford Fiesta

2016 Chevrolet Spark

2016 Chevrolet Spark

Ford Fiesta

2016 Ford Fiesta

If you’re in the market for your first new car or just an affordable car that is perfect for urban driving, the fully redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Spark deserves your consideration. This small car is great on gas and great on budgets while also providing a whole lot of standard and available features. One of its primary competitors this year is the 2016 Ford Fiesta, but when you start looking closer you’ll see where the Chevy Spark comes out ahead. Before you pick one model or the other, find out how they compare head to head. When you’re ready to hit the road, visit Tom Gill Chevrolet in Florence, less than 20 minutes from Cincinnati.

Price

You can save thousands of dollars by choosing the 2016 Chevrolet Spark over the 2016 Ford Fiesta.

  • 2016 Chevy Spark Price: MSRP ranging from $12,660 to $17,285
  • 2016 Ford Fiesta Price: MSRP ranging from $14,390 to $18,340

Efficiency

Not only is the 2016 Chevrolet Spark affordable to buy—it’s affordable to own thanks to its stellar fuel efficiency ratings. The Spark’s all-new 1.4L four-cylinder engine is capable of achieving EPA fuel economy estimates up to of 41 mpg highway and 31 mpg city.

Only some Ford Fiesta trims can achieve max EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway, and that’s only when the Fiesta is equipped with a cost-added options package.

Safety

When it comes to safety, you’re likely to feel more secure behind the wheel of the 2016 Chevy Spark. In the important small-overlap frontal-offset crash test, the IIHS awarded the Spark the second-highest rating of “Acceptable.” In the same test, the IIHS awarded the Ford Fiesta the second-lowest rating of “Marginal.”

Maneuverability

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark is easy to maneuver around tight urban spaces than the Fiesta. The Spark still offers plenty of room for passengers and cargo, but when you need to weave through congested city traffic, pull in and out of a tiny parking spot, or navigate a narrow space, it’s a lot easier thanks to its smaller size.

Features

The Spark may cost less than the Fiesta, but a side-by-side trim comparison reveals that it has more of the features most drivers and passengers want. The base trim comes with automatic headlights for improved safety and visibility, as well as standard alloy wheels.

High-tech features include the OnStar telematics system, which improves safety, aids in navigation, and provides a 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection, as well as the Chevy MyLink infotainment with a seven-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. The base trim of the Ford Fiesta comes with none of the features mentioned above, and a 4G LTE Wi-FI hotspot can’t be found on any trim.

Find Your Spark at Tom Gill Chevrolet in Florence

Decide for certain if the 2016 Chevrolet Spark is the best new car for you by visiting Tom Gill Chevrolet at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, KY. To get here from Cincinnati, simply take I-71 south to Exit 181 and look for us across from the City of Florence Golf Course. If we can answer any of your questions, please contact us.