Starting at the $14,495 1LT trim level, the Spark is available with the Chevrolet MyLink Touch Radio as a standard feature. This system uses a 7-inch color touch screen and a simple, easy-to-understand interface.
Just below the touch screen, which uses resistive touch technology, is this bank of capacitive buttons for volume, power, and home. There are no other physical controls on the dashboard -- with the exception of the simple climate controls.
On its own, the MyLink system features receivers for terrestrial and satellite radio. GM has chosen to do away with the CD player for this system, citing cost savings and a lack of use by prospective buyers among the reasons for the cut.
The system also features standard Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming. The Spark lacks a voice recognition system of its own, so it passes voice commands through to your phone's voice dialer or speech recognition engine.
When connected to an iPod, iPhone, or USB, the MyLink Touch Radio is able to browse and play back MP3 files. As is the case on all of the MyLink's screens, the text is large and the buttons are easy to aim for with a fingertip.
BringGo offers all of the features of a standalone GPS navigation app or device, only it lives on your smartphone, instead of in your car. Spark users can download the app for about $50. OnStar's turn-by-turn directions are also available as part of a subscription for those users who don't own a smartphone.
Like most car stereos boasting app integration, Pandora Internet radio makes an appearance here along with its requisite thumbs-up and thumbs-down buttons. Users can access their preset radio stations from the MyLink interface.