Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Chevrolet Spark 2009

1.0 base , 5 door hatchback

Test Date: Nov 2009

Chevrolet Spark crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Adult Occupant 81%
Child Occupant 78%
Pedestrian 43%
Safety Assist 43%

Compare with other cars in the Super Mini category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Marginal
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Marginal Passenger left femur - Marginal
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the head and neck but deflection of the chest indicated marginal protection for the chest of both driver and passenger. Structures in the dashboard posed a risk of injury to the knees and femurs of both the driver and the passenger. The Spark scored maximum points in the side barrier impact. In the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest was adequate and that of other body regions was good. Marginal protection was provided against whiplash injurues in the event of rear impact.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not clear. A permanently attached label warns of the dangers of using a rearward facing child seat in that position without first disabling the airbag.


The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet offered poor protection and scored no points. In those areas likely to be struck by the head of an adult, the bonnet offered predominantly poor protection.

Safety assist

The Spark is equipped as standard with a seatbelt reminder for the driver, front passenger and rear seats. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is not currently available on any variant. Chevrolet advises Euro NCAP that ESC will become available on some variants during the course of 2010.

Applies to all Sparks of the specification tested