Every Holden Barina and Barina Spark has air-conditioning, and an MP3-compatible radio/CD system with 3.5mm auxiliary and iPod-compatible input sockets. Phone and audio controls are on the steering wheel, and there is Bluetooth hands-free connectivity for phone calls. A trip computer displays information such as the distance until the fuel tank is empty.
All have wheels made from an aluminium alloy, which are usually lighter and better looking than steel wheels with plastic covers. They also have a tyre inflator kit. (A full-sized steel spare wheel is available as an option at extra cost.)
There are six airbags: two directly in front of the driver and front passenger; one outside each front occupant to protect the upper body; and a curtain airbag along each side that protects the heads of front and rear occupants.
There is electronic stability control, which can help the driver to control a skidding car. All new cars must have this feature.
Every Barina Spark has in addition heated, power-adjustable exterior mirrors and front fog-lights.
The least costly of the bigger Barinas, the Barina CD (sedan and hatchback), forgoes those two features but has significant additions of its own. They include bigger wheels (15-inch diameter, up from 14 inches on the Spark), power windows for all four occupants (rather than just those in the front), cruise control, and Bluetooth audio streaming in addition to the Spark’s phone-call only Bluetooth. There are extra steering wheel buttons for the cruise control and Bluetooth, and the headlamps turn on automatically when it gets dark.
Every Holden Barina and Barina Spark carries a three-year, 100,000 kilometre warranty.