Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Spark was awarded four stars out of five in official Euro NCAP crash tests which is a decent score, although some other small cars have achieved the maximum rating. It actually came within a single point (out of a maximum 100) of achieving a five star rating but the fact that stability control is not standard counts against it. However, all models come with six airbags as standard along with seatbelt pretensioners and a pedal retraction system, which pulls the pedals away from occupants in the event of a frontal collision, reducing the risk of lower leg injuries.

Despite being only slightly longer than 3.5 metres, the Spark has impressive room for passengers as well as a reasonable boot. With the seats up there's 170 litres of space - more than a Kia Picanto but less than the Hyundai i10 or Fiat Panda. The tailgate opening is wide but there's a pronounced load lip. Worse is the finish inside - look closely and there are exposed cables which you'd expect would be covered safely away.

On the plus side the rear seats split and fold down flat (with the seat bases flipping up) to allow you to carry larger loads while in the front there is a useful cubby located underneath the ventilation controls plus a double cupholder next to the gear lever.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Chevrolet Spark (10-15).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags

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
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

+ equipment

+ standard equipment
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Steel wheels
+ optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

LS equipment

LS standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
LS optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Central locking
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

LS+ equipment

LS+ standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
LS+ optional equipment
None available

LT equipment

LT standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
LT optional equipment
None available

LTZ equipment

LTZ standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
LTZ optional equipment
None available