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Chevrolet Spark vs. Nissan LEAF


2022 Chevrolet Spark

2023 Nissan LEAF

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$14,593 - $19,087

Used Asking Price:

$12,996 - $19,387

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,836 - $41,927

Used Asking Price:

$22,585 - $34,984

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

65.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.7 / 10

Reliability:

7.1 / 10

Retained Value:

8.2 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

7.6 / 10

Retained Value:

6.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

Not yet available

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 25
2 / 15
3 / 25
2 / 15
1 / 25

Summary Review

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Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Impressive interior space given its small size
  • Excellent availability nationwide
  • Strong EV commitment from Nissan means widespread service support

  • Limited range on older models
  • Lackluster performance on first-generation cars
  • Safety ratings from IIHS less than stellar

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Trim Levels

LS Manual, LS CVT, 1LT Manual, 1LT CVT, 2LT Manual, 2LT CVT, ACTIV Manual, ACTIV CVT

Trim Levels

S, SV PLUS

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

98 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque:

94 foot-lbs @ 4400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.044 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

147 hp

Torque:

236 foot-lbs

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.042 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

29 / 38 / 33

MPGe:

Not applicable

Range (city/hwy):

261 / 342 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Battery Size/Capacity :

Not applicable

Maximum Charging Rate:

Not applicable

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

Not Applicable

Engine Configuration:

Not Applicable

Number of Cylinders:

Not Applicable

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not applicable

MPGe:

Not yet available

Range (city/hwy):

150 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Not yet available

Battery Size/Capacity:

40 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

8 hours (240V)

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

N/A

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

50.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

37 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

49.8 inches

Cargo Space:

11.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

94.1 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

52.5 inches

Cargo Space:

23.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

116.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2246 lbs

Width:

62.8 inches

Height:

58.4 inches

Length:

143.1 inches

Wheelbase:

93.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3509 lbs

Width:

70.5 inches

Height:

61.5 inches

Length:

176.4 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 6.0 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P185/55R15

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P205/55R16