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2016 Chevrolet Spark

Minicar
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment

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Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2016
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2015
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Chevrolet Spark was redesigned for the 2016 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain and side thorax airbags deployed during the crash. As the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head also contacted the side curtain airbag. The dummy then rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2016 Chevrolet Spark 1LT 4-door
Weight 2,273 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase94 in.
Length142 in.
Width63 in.
Engine1.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings31 mpg city / 41 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1511
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)6
Left (cm)11
Center (cm)9
Right (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)9
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-2
Rearward (cm)-3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1511
Head
HIC-15212
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)16
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm)25
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.7
Femur force - right (kN)2.1
Knee displacement - left (mm)2
Knee displacement - right (mm)3
Maximum tibia index - left0.43
Maximum tibia index - right0.59
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left58
Right75

Applies to 2016 models

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Alert

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment
1 point total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Electronic stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Daytime running lights

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