2017 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2017 Toyota Yaris


2017 Chevrolet Spark

2017 Toyota Yaris

2017 Toyota Yaris



Returning to the small subcompact hatchback segment this year is the 2017 Chevrolet Spark. This year’s model maintains improved performance thanks to last year’s all-new powertrain and chassis, as well as many advanced features. All of this comes without a huge price tag, keeping the Spark an incredibly accessible option. The 2017 Toyota Yaris is another model in the segment that’s worth your consideration. However, when you look at how they stack up to one another, it becomes clear that the Chevrolet Spark is the superior model. See how they compare, and then explore the new Spark in person at Tom Gill Chevrolet in Florence, KY, just a short drive from Cincinnati.


If you’re looking to save on your next small car, then the 2017 Chevrolet Spark keeps more money in your account:

  • 2017 Chevrolet Spark: MSRP from $13,000
  • 2017 Toyota Yaris: MSRP from $15,250

Fuel Economy

The savings don’t stop when you purchase the 2017 Spark thanks to its fuel economy. Its 1.4L four-cylinder engine is good for an EPA-estimated 41 mpg highway and 30 mpg city with a five-speed manual transmission, while opting for the continuously variable transmission increases city fuel economy to 31 mpg. Meanwhile, standard fuel economy on the 2017 Toyota Yaris’s 1.5L inline-four manages an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city and 36 mpg highway at most. To keep the savings going beyond your initial purchase, then, the 2017 Spark is your best bet.


Both of these vehicles’ have standard features like Bluetooth, air conditioning, and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. The 2017 Chevrolet Spark offers a number of standard features you won’t find on the 2017 Toyota Yaris base trim, though, including alloy wheels and an advanced MyLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

In addition, the Chevrolet Spark comes equipped with a standard advanced telematics system with automatic crash notification, emergency roadside assistance, navigation, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi. The Toyota Yaris offers a telematics system on upper trim levels, but even then you won’t be able to get it with a Wi-Fi hotspot. Finally, the 6.1-inch touchscreen on the Yaris is smaller than the 7-inch touchscreen on the Chevrolet Spark. For a wider variety of features and high-tech amenities, you can’t go wrong with the latest Spark.

Choose the 2017 Chevrolet Spark at Tom Gill Chevrolet

Now that you’ve had a chance to see how the 2017 Chevrolet Spark stacks up against the competition, it’s time to take the next step! You can find the latest rendition of this subcompact hatchback on sale now at your Cincinnati-area Chevrolet dealer, Tom Gill Chevrolet. We’re conveniently located at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, KY, and you can always reach out to us if you have any questions!