Okay, finally got a testdrive with the wife, and she agreed to lease the car! I now have a Spark EV in my garage.
Here is a pic of groceries in the safeway parking lot.
Also a pic in the garage of two coolers with the seats folded down. If you lower then raise the headrests while folding it forms a nice flat continuous area for cargo. It is not 100% level, but it is pretty close.
One definite annoyance is that while the rear privacy screen is easily removeable, the rear speakers are not, and they definitely intrude on the cargo area a few inches on either side. I had a quick go at them with a phillips head screw driver, but was unable to remove them.
P.S. Now I have to get my free Bosch 240V charger (sans installation), and the CA EV rebate and I'll be all set..