Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0

Originally, the Kalos scored just two stars (with one struck through) in the Euro NCAP - which is the worst score the organisation has awarded in many years. However, after a recent re-test the Kalos has now been awarded three stars, which is a marked improvement but still below the class average. There's ABS on all models and most cars get four airbags, three-point seatbelts for all passengers and Isofix mountings for child seats.

It is important to be aware that a rearward-facing child seat should not be used in the front passenger's seat as there is no option to deactivate the airbag. Security measures include an alarm, immobiliser and central locking.

At 220 litres, the boot is big enough for a modest family shop. Fold down the seats (which are split 70:30) and load space increases to 980 litres which, when combined with a wide opening tailgate, gives enough load space for everyday tasks. Aircraft-style flip-up trays in the back are useful for the drive-thrus.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Chevrolet Kalos (05-08).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels

Ikon equipment

Ikon standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
Ikon optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Remote locking

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
SE optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows

SE Plus equipment

SE Plus standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
SE Plus optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
Sport optional equipment
None available

SX equipment

SX standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
SX optional equipment
  • Rear electric windows

Euro NCAP Rating

The Chevrolet Kalos (05-08) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 3 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.