The 2013 Chevrolet Spark vs. The 2013 Ford Fiesta

2013 Chevy SparkIncreasing gas prices and mounting concerns over the environment have led many drivers in the Tampa area to turn to more fuel-efficient cars, and the Chevy Spark has made a name for itself. This new compact car, now available at Cox Chevrolet in Bradenton, is actually the shortest Chevrolet ever produced, at just 144.7 inches long. However, its height of 61 inches has made it the ideal small vehicle for urban driving, allowing for a spacious interior with plenty of room for your family and all of their “stuff”.

Chevy’s innovative design has led the Spark to the head of the pack in the mini car segment, but it’s important for drivers to know what else is out there before they take the plunge. The 2013 Ford Fiesta is another family-friendly model that has proved to be a worthy rival to the 2013 Spark, but when you stack them up against each other, there’s really no comparison.

Memorable Exterior Styling

Instead of rehashing the same old style that’s been around for years, like the 2013 Ford Focus does, the 2013 Chevy Spark will leave an impression with an exciting array of unconventional colors, aluminum wheels with performance tires, and body styling that pairs aerodynamics with cutting-edge style. Both the Fiesta and Spark are built for safe urban driving and are designed to fit into tight spots, but the overall length of the 2013 Spark is 144 inches, versus the 160 inches of the Fiesta, which will make a significant difference when trying to park.

Other exterior features that the 2013 Chevrolet Spark has that the 2013 Ford Fiesta does not, include:

  • Daytime running lights – these improve your vehicle’s visibility during the day, and help prevent car collisions due to the increased visibility.
  • Available fog lamps – having fog lights increases safety as well, because when you’re driving in harsh conditions, being able to see what’s in front of you can save you a headache, or more importantly, an accident.
  • Remote trunk release – Having your hands full and needing to load your car up is no longer a problem with this high-tech feature.
  • Variable speed intermittent wipers – With the variety of rainy conditions you’ll inevitably have to drive through, finding the perfect balance of wiper speed is important to many drivers. The variable speed intermittent wipers are a step above intermittent wipers, because as the name suggests, you can change the speed at which they run.

Don’t Forget About the Warranty

Warranty features are both a statement of how much faith the manufacturer has in their vehicle and how much you can trust the vehicle itself. The 2013 Chevrolet Spark has roadside assistance and powertrain/drivetrain warranties that both go to 100,000 miles compared to the 60,000 of the Ford Fiesta. This difference reflects the superior engineering of the Spark, and the peace of mind you will have driving it.

Test Drive the Chevy Spark at Cox Chevy

Cox Chevrolet in Bradenton is a family-run dealership that knows how to help you find your perfect car. Come in to test drive the 2013 Chevrolet Spark at our 2900 Cortez Road West location, about an hour south of Tampa by way of I-75 S. Feel free to contact our sales staff at 888-350-4514 with any questions you may have.