The Chevy Spark Is the Only Subcompact Top Safety Pick

February 25th, 2014 by

2014 Chevrolet Spark

Here at Tom Gill Chevy, your leading Chevy dealer serving Cincinnati, we’re proud to report that the Chevy Spark is the only Chevy vehicle that took home a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS. The 2014 Chevy Spark is the ONLY Subcompact to fare this well in the Small Overlap Front Crash Test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This tough new test has proven difficult for many cars to pass, but the Spark received the second highest Acceptable ranking in this test, while scoring the best possible Good ranking in the rest of the organization’s crash tests.

The Chevy Spark would have also been the only subcompact car to qualify for the new top honor of Top Safety Pick Plus, if it were available with a front crash prevention system. This is a new requirement for the IIHS, and no doubt in the future Chevrolet will include such a feature. As it stands, the Chevy Spark is easily one of the safest subcompact cars on the road today, with perfect scores in moderate overlap front crash tests, side impact tests, roof strength tests, and head restraints and seat tests.

“Small, lightweight vehicles have an inherent safety disadvantage. That’s why it’s even more important to choose one with the best occupant protection,” said IIHS vice president, Joe Nolan. “Unfortunately, as a group, minicars aren’t performing as well as other vehicle categories in the small-overlap crash.” The Chevy Spark proves to be the exception to that rule!

The Spark comes out ahead of other similarly sized cars like the Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Nissan Versa, Toyota Prius C, and the Toyota Yaris. If you’re shopping for a subcompact car, this is something you should definitely keep in mind!

Here at Tom Gill Chevy, your local Cincinnati area Chevy dealer, we’re happy to carry the 2014 Chevy Spark. This exceptional small car offers impressive fuel economy, versatile space, high-tech features, and yes, plenty of safety. Come check it out today. We’re located at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, KY, just a short trip down I-71 S from Cincinnati. We hope to see you soon here at Tom Gill Chevrolet!