The 2019 Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Spark give you a modern cruise at a very friendly rate. Both models are known for their impressive standard features and thrifty prices, but which is ultimately the best option? Our comparison guide is here to help.
Interior Comfort: 2019 Ford Fiesta
The Fiesta outdoes competitors with its quiet cabin, something that you’ll appreciate on a highway commute. It’s also our pick for best seating. The front seats are especially supportive, and what that means for you is hours of on-road comfort.
Inside the Chevrolet Spark, you’ll find an ergonomic layout and clean-cut materials. However, the front seats keep you a little too upright for complete comfort. And noise has a tendency to creep into the cabin, especially during highway cruises.
Tech-Savvy Cabin: It’s a Tie!
Whether you drive home the 2019 Ford Fiesta or the Chevrolet Spark, you’ll enjoy an impressive range of tech features for what you spent on a new car. Both subcompacts offer all the latest infotainment gear. They display smartphone apps on your central touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. And both automakers’ infotainment interfaces are quick to respond and easy to use. The Spark even throws in an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot, though you do have to pay a monthly subscription to use it.
Sporty Drive: 2019 Ford Fiesta
If you’re a budget-savvy buyer first and a driving enthusiast second, the Fiesta will appeal to you with its sporty performance. Its base engine is pretty quick, giving you 120 horsepower to get you up to speed safely and efficiently. If you want real speed, you can always check out the Fiesta ST; its blistering twin-turbo engine is good for 197 horsepower.
The Spark isn’t exactly known for speed, but this Chevy does feel pretty agile in around-town scenarios. With its 98 horsepower, the Spark’s base engine forces you to carefully plan highway-merging maneuvers. And Chevy doesn’t offer any additional engines here; every Spark comes with the same bland powertrain.
Thrifty Performance: 2019 Chevrolet Spark
Though the Chevy comes with a thrifty powertrain and a reasonable price tag, the Ford Fiesta has the Spark beat. There’s no need to carefully plan your highway merging maneuvers because the Fiesta gets you up to speed in a jiffy. And this Ford subcompact also gives you plenty of comfort and convenience features for your buck, rounding out its overall appeal.