2017 Holden Spark: Which spec is best?

By David Bonnici, 12 Jul 2017 Car Advice

2017 Holden Spark: Which spec is best?

Which variant in the Holden Spark light hatch range offers the best buy based on features, performance and value?

The Holden Spark is pocket-sized five-door hatchback that fulfils its ‘city car’ brief by being easy to park and fun to steer around town. It’s composed and engaged on the open road too thanks to its perky 73kW 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine.

Variants

There are two Spark variants, LS and LT with the LS available with a five-speed manual or CVT gearbox.

The LS manual kicks off pricing at $13,990 making it one of the cheapest cars available in Australia at the moment, while the auto is a still affordable $15,690.

Both come equipped with a 7.0-inch touchscreen with the Holden MyLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, daytime running lights, hill-start assist and 14-inch steel wheels. Reversing camera and rear parking sensors are optional as part of a $550 driver assist pack.

The CVT-only LT retails at $18,990 and brings reversing camera and rear park assist as standard, leather wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, push button start, rear power windows,15-inch alloy wheels and Sportec (fake leather) trim.

Our pick

Performance is the same across the range so best go the value pick with the LS automatic, which still comes in considerably cheaper than the LT even if you add the driver assist pack.

That said there’s nothing wrong with the LS manual if you enjoy using a clutch.

Available options

  • Driver assist pack (reversing camera, rear parking sensors – LS only) - $550
  • Premium paint - $550