The 2014 Spark is an amazing vehicle, there’s no doubt about that! One of the biggest questions we hear is “how safe could a car of that size be?” The answer is simple, its VERY safe! Not only is the Spark a Top Safety Pick in the first year that its eligible, it is the only vehicle in its segment to earn this rating! It didn’t just get a good score, it got a good score in the following categories: Moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests.
So why is this such an accomplishment? Minicars present unique challenges when designing for crashworthiness. For example, the Sparks relatively short wheelbase of 93.5 inches required the car’s front end structure to better absorb and distribute impact energy around the occupants. Check out some of the 2014 Spark’s other safety features:
- Also assisting Spark is its high-strength steel under body and upper body.
- The roof bow and b-pillar use high strength steel to help preserve the occupant’s space in the event of a rollover while a high strength rail is designed to protect the fuel tank.
- The Spark’s driver and passenger front knee air bags reduce the risk of lower extremity injuries in frontal crashes. This is supported by dual stage frontal air bags, seat mounted side air bags and side curtain air bags that extend over the front and rear seating rows.
- Lastly, the 2014 Spark has additional safety features including a rollover sensing system, 3 point safety belts in all four seating positions, the LATCH child seat attachment system, adjustable head restraints and a collapsible steering column.
To learn more about the 2014 Spark, give us a call at 330-SWEENEY or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!