2018 Chevrolet Spark

minicar / 4-door hatchback

2018 Chevrolet Spark 4-door hatchback
2016 Chevrolet Spark shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Basic

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2016-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Chevrolet Spark 1LT 4-door

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1511
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 ID VTF1511
Head
HIC-15 212
Peak gs at hard contact no 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 - left 0.43
Maximum tibia index - right 0.59
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 58
Right 75

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2016-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Chevrolet Spark 1LT 4-door

The Chevrolet Spark was redesigned for the 2016 model year. Two side tests of the Spark were conducted, one by the Institute and the other by General Motors as part of side crash test verification. Ratings are based on both tests.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle just after the Institute's crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment (Institute test car shown).

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag in the Institute's test.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1510 CES1610
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -13.5 -13.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1510 CES1610
Head HIC-15 614 433
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.7 1.5
Compression (kN) 0.3 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 45 39
Lateral force (kN) 1.7 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 48 42
Average deflection (mm) 42 38
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.97 4.36
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.09 0.93
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.8 2.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.2 2.4
Combined force (kN) 6.1 5.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.6 1.5
L-M moment (Nm) 300 302
A-P moment (Nm) 38 55

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1510 CES1610
Head HIC-15 270 207
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.4 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.6 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 34 26
Lateral force (kN) 1.3 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 40 34
Average deflection (mm) 35 30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.06 2.07
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.39 0.31
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8 0.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.3 2.2
Combined force (kN) 3.0 2.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 31 87
A-P moment (Nm) 69 38

How the side crash test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Alert

Package name

  • Optional Driver Confidence Package

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2016-18 models

Basic
Basic
with optional equipment
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2016-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim 1LT
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim 1LT
Seat type cloth
1 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 11
Clearance angle (degrees) 65
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 10
Clearance angle (degrees) 59
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 14
Clearance angle (degrees) 58
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 16
Clearance angle (degrees) 64
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated