2016 Chevrolet Spark  RealSafeCars60Safety Rating

#92 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#162 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2014 Chevrolet Spark
The Spark, which Chevrolet introduced in 2013, is a mini hatchback with seating up to 4. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 Chevrolet Spark is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2016 Chevrolet Spark has a score of 60, implying a 0.068% chance of driver death (6.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Chevrolet Spark has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0684% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.8167%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0684% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.8167% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Chevrolet Spark is 43% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Chevrolet Spark is 33% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

10024Hyundai AccentNissan VersaChevrolet SparkKia RioToyota YarisMitsubishi Miragesmart fortwoNissan Versa NoteFord FiestaKia SoulChevrolet SonicComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Chevrolet Spark with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 24 to 100. The 2016 Chevrolet Spark is safer than the 2016 Hyundai Accent and the 2015 Nissan Versa and less safe than the 2016 Toyota Yaris, the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage, the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2015 Kia Soul, the 2016 Ford Fiesta, the 2016 Nissan Versa Note, and the 2016 smart fortwo. It is about as safe as the 2016 Kia Rio.

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