Both engines average 55.4mpg and emit 119g/km of CO2, but perhaps the biggest selling point is Chevrolet's Five Year Promise, which includes five years' warranty, servicing, roadside assistance and MoT test cover. Insurance premiums will cost peanuts, too. Opt for a model with decent kit and the Spark isn't as keenly priced as rivals such as the Hyundai i10, however. Resale values aren't anything special, either, but discounts should be available.
Chevrolet Spark quality & reliability
The dashboard is smartly styled, but all of the plastics are poorly textured and the door pulls feel flimsy, so there's no disguising the fact that this is a budget car. The fact the Spark finished last (out of 116 cars) in the latest JD Power customer satisfaction survey is also a major cause for concern.
Chevrolet Spark safety & security
Unlike some rivals, every Spark comes with front, side and curtain airbags. There are ISOFIX child seat mounting points for the outer rear seats, too. Top-spec cars have stability control as standard, but it's an option for the rest of the range. Cheaper versions miss out on central locking, which is a security feature most buyers expect.