The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV comes in LT and Premier trim levels.
LT ($37,495) has 17-in alloy wheels with self-sealing tires, automatic on/off HID headlights, remote entry/start, heated/power-adjustable side mirrors, power locks/windows, cruise control, single-zone automatic climate control, external sound generator (to warn pedestrians), 8-in driver information display, a steering wheel that adjusts for height and reach, programmable Teen Driver key, 10.2-in color infotainment touchscreen, two USB ports,
OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi,
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and a 6-speaker audio system. The LT’s main options are bundled into packages. A Comfort and Convenience Package brings a self-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped/heated steering wheel. The Driver Confidence Package includes blind-spot monitoring with
rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors.
Premier ($42,695) has those extras in the Comfort and Convenience and Driver Confidence packages as standard, adding Normal and Sport driving modes, leather seating surfaces, upgraded 17-in alloy wheels, roof rails, 360-degree camera system, rear camera mirror, ambient cabin lighting, heated rear outboard seats, a rear-seat armrest, and DC fast charging. Premier trim is also eligible for an Infotainment Package that adds a 7-speaker Bose audio system, wireless charging, and two USB charging ports for rear passengers. Both trims qualify for the Driver Confidence II Package to acquire forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking and pedestrian detection, lane departure warning/lane-keeping assistance, following distance indicator, and automatic high beams. This package is not too expensive ($495), but these features are standard in more affordable rivals. The 2021 Bolt EV comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, and an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty covering the battery pack, thermal management system, charging system, and various electric drivetrain components.
Every 2021 Bolt EV comes with 10 airbags as standard, including side curtain airbags, front knee airbags, and front-side airbags. There’s also a rearview camera and GM’s OnStar telematics system. In crash testing carried out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Bolt EV earned five stars overall. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Bolt EV its highest rating of Good in most major categories, except for the small overlap front passenger-side crash test, which resulted in an Acceptable rating.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt vs the competition
2021 BMW i3 — The BMW i3 has rather radical styling (inside and out), isn’t as roomy as the Bolt EV, and range isn’t as long. But it does offer an optional onboard gasoline generator that extends its range to about 180 miles.
2021 Nissan Leaf— The Leaf offers a 62-kWh battery that pushes maximum range to 226 miles. The base Leaf S costs nearly $7,000 less than the Bolt EV LT, but is not as well-equipped, nor can it go as far.
2021 Hyundai Kona EV— The excellent Kona EV subcompact crossover is the Bolt EV’s closest competitor with similar pricing, size, and range.
Used Tesla Model 3— Pricier than the Bolt EV, but a used Tesla Model 3 will have a longer range, greater interior space, and cooler features like autonomous driving and all-wheel drive.
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